In the first and second terms there are both introductory courses and core courses on the major topics in the economic analysis of law. In the third term, students follow specialized courses and write their master thesis.

The programme includes three kinds of courses:

  • Economic Courses: In order to make law students more familiar with basic economic reasoning, some courses are more economically oriented.
  • Comparative Law Courses: Some courses deal with comparative law in order to internationalise the legal background of the students. Please note that all references to law in all courses will be of a comparative kind, due to the all-European character of the programme and the international composition of the students.
  • Law and Economics Courses: Most courses deal directly with the economic analysis of the most important branches of private, public, international and European law. The students will be confronted with examples of their own and other legal systems.

In the first term all courses have the same contents at all participating universities, although the materials used and the grouping of the materials in the courses differ slightly. This makes it possible  to freely choose a second term university.

All courses are taught in English. The thesis has to be written in either English or, in case the student prefers, the third term local language, provided that the latter is not the student's mother tongue.

For more information, please visit the EMLE website.