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Master European Law - Leiden University

European Law (LL.M.)


Honours Programmes

International Leiden Leadership Programme

The International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) is an extracurricular honours programme for talented master's students. The programme focuses on your leadership skills and provides an insight into your leadership qualities. The ILLP starts in January and is worth 5 EC. The ILLP works with assessments, training sessions, seminars and coaching.

Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an extracurricular Dutch-taught honours programme for talented master’s students. The LLP is worth 20 EC and covers the full academic year. Teaching in the LLP is done in small groups and students can work on their development as a leader. The programme focuses on assessments, skills training sessions, practical assignments and seminars.

Moot Court Competitions

Participation in moot courts is actively supported. The European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC) is the most prestigious moot court for European Law and Leiden has a proud tradition of participating and winning prizes. Since 2012 we have won the prizes for Best Overall Team (2013); Best Written Pleadings (2015); Best Advocate General (2016) and (2020)

Annual study trip

You can join our annual study trip to Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels. This so-called ‘RIO-reis’ takes place in March. During the study trip we visit European institutions, courts, think tanks and law firms. Previously, for example, we visited the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank, the European Council, the European Parliament, the Commission and Brunswick Group LLP.

High-profile internships

You can benefit from the extensive network of our staff, who can facilitate internships (not officially part of the programme).

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