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Welcome to the website of the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme!

This programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE).

The board members, Ghent 2008

The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus Mundus label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to non-European students).

On this website, you will find information regarding the participating universities, the annual Midterm Meeting, the application procedure, the fees and the Alumni network.

We cordially invite you to join our international EMLE family!




EMLE Midtermmeeting 2014 in Bologna (Italy) on 13 & 14 February

MtM 2014 Homepage

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Get Your Master Degree Now - 1 year LL.M. / M.Sc. Programme

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EMLE Application Procedure Simplified

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Call for Papers - Annual Law and Economics Workshop

Call_for_papers_MTM14.pdf [125.9 KByte]

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Schedule of the 70th Birthday Symposium for Prof. Dr. Schäfer online

Einl_Festsymposium_Schaefer70.pdf [362.4 KByte]


Midterm Meeting 2013 - Call for Papers

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Juraj Gyarfas, former EMLE-Student, publishes parts of his master thesis in reputed journal

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"Choice of Law – A Real Competition of Legal Systems" - Guest Lecture by Hannes Rösler

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Report EMLE Opening Session

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EMLE Opening Session

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EUA Joint Masters Programme


This project of the European University Association analysed the possibilities of joint degree programmes in Europe as innovative examples of inter-university cooperation and as pillars of the future European higher education development. EMLE was among the eleven programmes that were selected for this pilot project.

Accreditation by NVAO and ZEvA


In August 2004, the EMLE programme in Rotterdam and Ghent was accredited by the NVAO, the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Agency. The NVAO is the official agency in the Netherlands and Flanders to certify that a programme meets the quality criteria as formulated by the Dutch and Flemish government.
In February 2005 the EMLE programme in Hamburg was accredited by the ZEvA, the Central Accreditation Agency of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. The ZEvA is one of the official agencies in Germany to certify that a programme fulfils the national German quality standards set by the German Conference of the Ministers of Education.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Course

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The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. It aims to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries. The programme is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Masters Courses, by enabling students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European universities, as well as by encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third countries.