Sciences Po is an international research university, both selective and open onto the world, ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Sciences Po's international dimension was established in its founding documents. Driven forward by this vocation for nearly 150 years, today Sciences Po stands out as a world-class university: internationally-recognised degrees and research, a multicultural community and a worldwide network of partners.

 LLM in Economic Law/Droit Économique

Courses in the master in Economic Law are designed in a gradual fashion, so that students, even without any specific legal knowledge prior to admission, can become familiar with the required techniques. Thus, first semester classes will essentially cover core concepts, while later semesters will gradually evolve towards specialized and practical bodies of law.

To implement this incremental approach, first year courses are taught by academics, while second year courses are mostly taught by professionals.

Location: Paris, France

Single/Double Diploma: Single

Language: English/French

Number of Places/Students per year: not established yet

Duration: 2 years

Price/Fee: The tuition fees charged depend on the parents' tax residence rather than on student's nationality:

·       students whose tax residence is in the European Economic Area pay fees according to a sliding scale, from € 0 to € 10.250/year for the undergraduate programmes and from € 0 to € 14.100 for the Master's programmes;

·       students whose tax residence is not in the European Economic Area will pay fees of € 10.250/year for the undergraduate programmes and € 14.100 for the Master's programmes.

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Accommodation: Located in the heart of Paris, Sciences Po does not have housing on campus to offer its students. As a result, you must make arrangements to find your own accommodation. Sciences Po has made available numerous housing offers and information to help guide you in your search.


Application Process:

For all students: registrations will start on April, the starting date will be communicated by email at the beginning of April.

For Students admitted in June: From the 26th of June to the 7th of July

Necessary Documents:

·       CV/Résumé

·       Official academic transcript(s) for the entirety of your time in higher education (including periods spent abroad on exchange programmes). Your academic transcripts must be included in the original language version accompanied, where necessary, by an official or informal translation in French or in English (English compulsory for Dual degree programmes).

·       Two academic references. Please note that certain programmes require one or two professional references in addition to the academic ones.

·       Language Test certificate (where applicable)

·       Certificate(s) of secondary (high school) education (where applicable, to be exempted of the French proficiency test, or the English proficiency test)

·       Undergraduate/Postgraduate dissertation(s) (optional)

·       Articles or other texts which you have written or published (where applicable)

Courses: Droit des contrats/Contract and tort law, Droit administrative/Comparative constitutional review,  Droit des sociétés/Introduction to corporate law, Épistémologie du droit/ Complex legal tools,  Règlement des différends/ Dispute resolution, Principes de comptabilité/Accountancy

Optional: Practical courses:

- Droit des contrats commerciaux, Aspects juridiques et pratiques

- Person, Personhood: a comparative study

- La propriété intellectuelle, droit de l'innovation : premières vues

Theoretical courses:

- Droit et sciences sociales

- Comparative legal reasoning

- Foundations of legal philosophy

- Droit et literature

- Law and economics.

The Curriculum is structured in the following way:

·       During the first year fundamentals of law and economic law are taught to acquire or reinforce an indispensable legal culture;

·       The second year is optional, students may take a gap year and become interns in law firms, companies or public services, considering that practical experience is absolutely necessary in law studies;

·       In the final year, students have to choose their specialization among the six that have been created. Each of them is specific, oriented towards different technical profiles, for distinct professional aspirations and different ways of practicing law.

Internship: not mandatory to graduate, but candidates are encouraged to pursue one

Career prospects:  Graduates have the opportunity to join the Bar or to work in business, economic regulation agencies or the judiciary. A large portion of Sciences Po graduates (38%) begin their career outside of France. Of these graduates, 49% choose a European country (not including France), 17% Asia or Oceania, 18% Africa, 9% North America and 6% Latin America.


LLM Contact 

Hélène Menguy

Master in Economic Law

Contact Hélène Menguy

Tel: 01 45 4 53 66


By Mădălina Enea

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