European Law
& Governance School

LLB in European Law

Undergraduate Program

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Starts on

October 2021

Duration

3 years

Program Fees

€9900

Participant profile

This degree is ideal for students that:

  • seek positions in EU institutions and bodies,
  • desire to be lawyers in large legal firms operating at an EU level, are from outside of the EU but must interact with the EU,
  • desire to be legal advisors working at cross-border levels within the EU,
  • aim to be national public administrators that work on an EU level
  • aspiring to engage in legal research

The legal track of the ELGS Undergraduate studies aims to shape the European lawyer of the new era, focusing on the European perspective of the legal profession, while highlighting the common legal traditions of European states and the principles that underpin the discipline on a global scale.

Key benefits

  • enables students to better understand the current context, framework and long-term objectives of the EU in its mission for the full integration of Member States
  • enables students a great degree of flexibility, mobility and personalization of their studies.
  • students can further on specialize in a national law of their choice either by following the Master 1,2 path of the ELGS or by studying abroad at the many partner universities and institutions throughout Europe and the world.
  • students will need to serve as interns in return for course credits, thus gaining invaluable on-the-job experience and building a professional network to support them after graduation.
  • students will be able to understand the origins of EU legal integration, its systems and framework, where the challenges lie, and where more work needs to be done.

Academic Requirements

Are invited to apply:

Language requirements

All courses of the program will be taught in the English language, with the exception of specialized optional modules. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following -unless they have attended an English high school or have a degree from an English taught program:

  • TOEFL Internet based, 80
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C
  • Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board.

Program Content

The LLB in European law is a degree program, earning a total of 180 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through:

Classic lectures

Interactive tutorials

Other teaching methodologies

ALL ELGS academic programs will be conducted online, as long as the unexpected conditions imposed by the pandemic of COVID-19 exist.

Program Modules

Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory modules and select from a list of optional modules, which include skills courses and an internship. The list of available courses is as follows. Elective modules are subsequent to adequate enrolment:

Year

0
First year

Compulsory Modules
1. Skills Course: Research, Basic Drafting, Presentation & Student Reviews
2. Modern History of Europe and the Evolution of Legal and Political Systems
3. Introduction to legal systems and legal reasoning
4. Ιntroduction to Public Law & Public Administration
5. EU law I: Institutions, Governance and Basic Principles
6. Constitutionalism and Comparative Constitutional Law
7. Public International Law
8. Introduction to Comparative Law

Year

0
Second year

Compulsory Modules
1. EU law II: Internal Market and Competition Law
2. Rights Framework: EU; ECHR; National Constitutions
3. General Principles of Civil Law
4. EU Law III: The EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
5. European Civil Law (Private International Law)
6. Skills Course: Rhetoric & Mock Trials

Year

0
Third year

Compulsory Modules
1. International Economic Law
2. EU and Global Administrative Law
3. EU and Comparative Commercial Law
4. EU State Aid & State Regulation Law

1. Foundations of Political Philosophy/ Western Political Thought
2. Introduction to economics (micro and macro)
3. Comparative federalism
4. General Principles of Criminal Law
5. Introduction to National Law
6. Comparative Law of Contracts (England, France, Italy and Germany)
7. Comparative Law of Torts (England, France, Italy and Germany)
8. European Labour and Social Security Law
9. European and Global Intellectual and Industrial Property Law
10. Cultural Diversity and the Law
11. Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy
12. Behavioural Sciences in Law and Politics
13. International and EU Environmental Law
14. EU and International Taxation Law
15. IT and the Law
16. International Criminal Law
17. EU and Global Banking and Finance Law
18. International Investment and Investment Arbitration
19. Essentials of Corporate Finance
20. EMU Law
21. EU Procedural Law: Commission and Courts
22. Law and Economics

Tuition fee

Scholarships available - Up to 50% of tuition fees

Tuition for both EU and International students for the LLB program is 9,900€ per academic year. Please be advised that there are other direct and indirect costs related to attendance, in addition to tuition fees, such as books, supplies, accommodation and living expenses which must be taken into consideration by students when applying.

Scholarships are available for a select number of students and take into consideration merit. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, the appropriate box should be selected on the application form and a 400-600 word personal statement must be submitted, outlining the ways in which you satisfy the criteria. For more information on Scholarships please visit the relevant page under Admissions tab.

Application

Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process which consists of two-phases.

  1. Students must first submit their application. 
  2. Once they have done so, candidates considered for admissions  may -if considered necessary- be invited to an interview.

To apply for a program, students must first review the application form and its requirements to ensure the collection of appropriate material. By the time they have gathered all documentation they should proceed with payment of the onetime application fee either at the relevant online portal or at via a bank transfer. Students should always add their surname, initial letter of their first name and Degree title in the deposit description. They can then proceed with their application which can only be conducted online and submit it along with the supporting documentation, listed below. All support documents must be in electronic format and uploaded to be sent with the application, except for the 2 reference letters, which should be emailed directly from the Referees to LLB admissions at llb@elgs.eu. Students may be invited to be interviewed.

At a glance, the application must include:

We are currently accepting applications for Session 2021/2022.
Classes start on October, 2021.

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Recognition of Degrees of the ELGS/EPLO

Art. 76 of Law 4310/2014 par. 8 (amending Art. 4 of Law 3328/2005), states that higher education degrees issued by International Organizations to which the Greek Republic is a party are equivalent to the degrees delivered by the Greek public higher education institutions.

The degree programs offered by the ELGS are acknowledged by the network of Universities that have signed agreements with the ELGS.