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Master in European Union Law

Graduate School of Law

Graduate Law School
Direction
Prof. Carlos Javier Moreiro González
Language
Bilingual
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
90 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Opening December 1st 

☛  Places available: 40

Departments
Public State Law, Private Law, Private Social and International Law, International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

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    XXXII EDITION

    The University Master's Degree in European Union Law is a specialized LLM of excellence recognized during all these last 30 editions (Ranking El Mundo: Mejores Másteres 2019). It is focused on a bilingual education (English/Spanish), and promotes a practical approach (moot courts) together with the acquisition of competitive qualifications of transnational law (work in international teams, digital legal environment and leadership).

    A mandatory period of curricular practices, supervised by the most prestigious professionals in this area of specialization, guarantees the acquisition of the most up-to-date skills in this field (Academic Council).

    The Double Master together with the Master of Access to Law, the Double Master with the WCL of the American University - LLM in International Legal Practice /LLM in EU Law - and the complement of specialization with the Law and Commercial Arbitration Program, Financial Market Law and Intellectual Property Law of the University of Zurich, prepare all the most for the legal practice in a globalized environment.

    The high qualification of the knowledge gained throught the Master is also supported with various institutional distinctions such as the grants of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, the scholarships and the chair of Excellence of the Mutualidad de la Abogacía Foundation, or the Jones Day Award.


    👥 │Personalities and Medal of Honor of the LL.M.

    💬 │Testimonials from alumni

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    Opening ceremony of the XXX Edition

    The President of the CJEU inaugurates the XXX Edition

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    Opening ceremony of the XXXI Edition

    La Ministra de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación, Arancha González Laya

    │COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

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    Reasons to study master in European Union Law

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ The LLM is the only one on its field that has been included in the ranking of Best Masters in Law in Spain issued by El Mundo - Expansión for 19 times in a row.
    • ☛ More than 80 collaborating entities between offices, consultancies and companies
    • 70% of teaching in English
    • ☛ Employability: over 90% of students get a stable job after graduation. Most of them continue in the collaborating entities where they developed their compulsory practice.
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    Arancha González Laya, nueva Ministra de Asuntos Exteriores, UE y Cooperación

    The Governing Board, the Academic Council and all the students and alumni of the LLM in EU Law, sincerely congratulate and wish the best success to Mrs. Arancha González Laya, student of the III Promotion of the Master, and new Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation.

    Cani Fernandez, nueva Presidenta de la CNMC

    The Governing Board, the Academic Council, the students and the alumni of the LLM in EU Law, sincerely congratulate Cani Fernández, professor of its academic staff, for her appointment as President of the National Commission of Markets and Competition.

     

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  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • BÁEZ MORENO, ANDRÉS
      Departament of Public Law
      Professor of Tax Law
      PhD
    • BARNARD, CATHERINE
      Chair of International Public Law and EU Law, University of Cambridge
      Honorary Profesor UC3M
      PhD
    • BERMEJO CASTRILLO, MANUEL ÁNDEL
      Departament of Criminal Law, Procedure Law and History of Law
      Chair of History of Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • BONDÍA ROMÁN, CARLOS FERNANDO
      Department of Private Law
      Chair of Civil Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CALVO CARAVACA, ALFONSO
      Department of Social Law and International Private Law
      Chair of International Private Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • FERNÁNDEZ LIESA, CARLOS RAMÓN
      Department of International Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MERCADER UGUINA, JESÚS
      Department of Social Law and International Private Law
      Chair of Labour Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MONTERO RODRÍGUEZ, JAVIER
      Department of International Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy  of Law
      Assistant Professor
      Master's External Practice Tutor
      Attorney
    • MOREIRO GONZÁLEZ, CARLOS JAVIER
      Department of International Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy  of Law
      Chair of International Public Law
      (J. Monnet ad personam Chair of European Union Law)
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MORENO MOLINA, ÁNGEL MANUEL
      Department of Public Law
      Chair of Administrative Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • NAVARRO, AITOR
      Departament of Public Law
      PhD Assistant Professor of Financial and Tax Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • PERALES VISCASILLAS, PILAR
      Department of Private Law
      Chair of Business Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RODRÍGUEZ RODRIGO, JULIANA
      Departament of Social Law and International Private Law
      Professor of International Private Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RUIZ MUÑOZ, MIGUEL
      Department of Private Law
      Chair of Business Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VACAS, FÉLIX
      Department of International Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Associate Professor of International Public Law and IR
      PhD
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ADELL DE BERNARDO, ÁNGEL
      Attorney
      Directive Partner
      EURADIA
    • ALBORS, ALBERTINA
      Chair of International Public Law and EU Law, University of Cambridge
    • ANDRÉS SAÉNZ DE SANTAMARÍA, PAZ
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
    • BAENA, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      ASHURST
    • BALLESTEROS, RAQUEL
      Partner
      SIMMONS & SIMMONS
    • CAHILL, GILLIAN
      Barrister
      URIA 
    • CANTOS, FRANCISCO
      Partner
      ONTIER<
    • CARRERA, ENRIQUE
      Attorney
      FRESHFIELDS
    • CARREÑO, FLORENTINO
      Partner
      CUATRECASAS
    • CONTRERAS, MANUEL
      Attorney
      HERBERT SMITH 
    • DE BAERE, PHILIPPE
      Partner Attorney
      VAN BAEL & BELLIS
    • DE LUCAS, MARIANO
      General Director
      SAINT GOBAIN
    • DELGADO ECHEVARRÍA, MARTA
      Partner
      JONES DAY
    • DÍAZ BARRADO, CASTOR
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS DE MADRID
    • ESCRIBANO, BLANCA
      Partner Attorney
      EY
    • FERNÁNDEZ DE ARAOZ GÓMEZ-ACEBO, ALEJANDRO
      Partner Attorney
      ARAOZ & RUEDA ABOGADOS
    • FERNÁNDEZ-LASQUETTY, JAVIER
      Partner Attorney
      ELZABURU
    • FIGUEROA, PABLO
      Partner
      GARRIDO ABOGADOS
    • FLORINDO, FERNANDO
      Council of the EU
      Brussels
    • FOLGUERA CRESPO, JAIME
      Partner Attorney
      URÍA & MENÉNDEZ
    • GARCÍA DEL POYO, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      OSBORNE CLARKE
    • GARCÍA MUÑOZ, TERESA
      Official in charge at Library Archive of EU Law
      UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
    • GARRIDO, VICENTE
      Director
      INCIPE
    • GIL ROBLES, JOSÉ MARÍA
      Former President
      PARLAMENTO EUROPEO
    • GONZÁLEZ-ALEMÁN, HORACIO
      THOFFOOD
    • GONZÁLEZ-HERRERO, JOAQUÍN
      Fiscal
      COUNSELOR OLAF
    • GONZÁLEZ-PÁRAMO, CASTO
      Partner Attorney
      HOGAN LOVELLS ABOGADOS
    • HERNÁNDEZ BATALLER, BERNARDO
      Attorney
      CONSEJERO DEL COMITÉ ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL EUROPEO
    • LIÑAN, PATRICIA
      Partner
      BIRD&BIRD
    • LÓPEZ, ALFONSO
      Partner Attorney
      SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS
    • LÓPEZ-RIDRUEJO, MARÍA
      Attorney
      CUATRECASAS
    • MAFUZ, ROSEMARY
      Attorney
      BAKER &MCKENZIE
    • MARTÍNEZ, ANTONIO
      Partner
      ALLEN&OVERY
    • MARTÍNEZ, BORJA
      Director
      KPMG ABOGADOS
    • MARTÍNEZ LAGE, PALOMA
      Partner
      MLAB
    • MILLÁN MORO, LUCÍA
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD PABLO OLAVIDE. SEVILLA
    • MUÑIZ, PABLO
      Partner Attorney
      VAN BAEL & BELLIS
    • MUÑOZ CAÑAS, JULIA
      Partner Attorney
      S. MUÑOZ MACHADO
    • MUÑOZ, MIGUEL
      Attorney
      EY ABOGADOS
    • MUÑOZ, MIGUEL
      Partner
      PWC
    • NAVARRO VARONA, EDURNE
      Partner Attorney
      URÍA & MENÉNDEZ, BRUSELAS
    • ODRIOZOLA, MIGUEL
      Partner Attorney
      CLIFFORD CHANCE
    • PÉREZ-ABAD, CRISANTO
      Partner Attorney
      EVERSHEDS NICEA
    • PÉREZ BUSTAMANTE, JAIME
      Partner Attorney
      LINKLATERS
    • PÉREZ MARTÍN, ELENA
      Professor of International Private Law
      PhD
      URJC
    • PETITBÒ, AMADEO
      Former President
      SPANISH COMPETITION AUTHORITY
    • RAMÍREZ IGLESIAS, JAVIER
      Legal Vice President and Associate General Counsel worldwide
      HP INC. 
    • RIVAS ANDRÉS, JOSÉ
      Partner Attorney
      BIRD & BIRD, BRUSELAS
    • RUIZ CALZADO, JAVIER
      Partner Attorney
      LATHAM & WATKINS
    • SANTOS LORENZO, SALOMÉ
      Attorney of Competition Law
      EUROPA/ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOOD
    • SARMIENTO RAMÍREZ-ESCUDERO, DANIEL
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • SNELL, JUKKA
      Professor of Law
      PhD
      KING'S COLLEGE
    • SOBRINO HEREDIA, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Chair of International Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE LA CORUÑA
    • SUÁREZ, PEDRO
      Partner Attorney
      RAMÓN Y CAJAL ABOGADOS S.L.P.
    • THOMAS DE CARRANZA, SANTIAGO
      Partner Attorney
      THOMAS DE CARRANZA ABOGADOS
    • VALDÉS, ÁNGEL
      Partner
      LUPICINIO ABOGADOS
    • VALLE GÁLVEZ, ALEJANDRO DEL
      Chair of International Law
      (J. Monnet Chair of EU LAW)
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE CÁDIZ
    • VELASCO, JORGE
      Head of Legal & Compliance
      AXPO IBERIA
    • VELOSO, JULIO
      Partner Attorney
      BROSETA ABOGADOS
    • VÉRGEZ, CARLOS
      Partner Attorney
      CMS
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Requirements

      The main requirements for access to the University Master's  degree in European Union law are to have obtained, or to be in the process of obtaining, prior to commencement of classes, a degree in law or any other degree attesting to their having acquired  the skills and competence established in article 3 of the Regulation on the Law 34/2006 of 30 October on access to the professions of lawyer and court procedural representative, approved by RD 775/2011 of 3 June.

       

      Admission criteria

      Candidates will be selected by the Master's Degree Management Committee on the basis of the following criteria:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record (examination grades and if appropriate degree final dissertation) up to 3.5 points
      Compulsory language accreditation up to 2.5 points
      Extensive periods (more than three consecutive months) at foreign universities undertaking studies leading to a degree in law and/or an extended period  (more than three consecutive months) with an external work placement in law organisations  or institutions up to 1.5 points
      Participation in competitions and international competitive events with a legal content 0.5 points
      Participation in courses run by internationally renowned legal institutions or centres concerned with knowledge of transnational legal practice up to 0.5 points
      Testimonials and references up to 0.5 points

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      fees *

      2021-2022 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €600 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      54 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €5,130 (€95/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €8,100 (€150/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrollment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master's degree certificate.

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 21/22

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Rafael del Pino Foundation

    Rafael del Pino Foundation offers a scholarship to the best student of the XXVIII Edition of the LLM in EU Law to enrol at the London School of Economics in the Program: “Efficient regulation and markets: An Excellence Programme at LSE”.

    Jones Day Award - Professor Rafael Illescas

    Jones Day Law Firm organizes, in collaboration with MUDUE, a competition law award. The best 10 files of the master will have the opportunity to be presented.

    The participants will prepare a SoD ("Statement of Defense") with the defense strategy they consider most appropriate. In a second phase, they will defend their brief and strategy before an exceptional court presided over by Rafael Illescas.

    The winner will enjoy a financial scholarship and the opportunity to do an internship at the Jones Day law firm in Madrid.

    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 Grants to study a University Master’s

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

    Check the Master’s schedule (Academic Year 2020/2021)

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21

    The Master in European Union Law will be taught ON CAMPUS. The schedule will be published shortly under the “Practical Information” tab.
    Exceptionally, students must attend in a Synchronous Online Teaching system the sessions that may be determined to ensure the prevention and social distancing measures in classrooms. All students must have the necessary equipment to follow classes remotely (device with internet connection and webcam. See Student’s Guide). Due to the restrictions in the use of computer rooms on Campus it may be necessary to take your own computer equipment for its use in the classroom.
    UC3M has a laptop loan program for students who need it.

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships

  • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Description of the stage

    Having successfully completed the first stage of the Master's degree in EU law, students may acquire practical knowledge to complement their theoretical training.

    The location for these "stages" will depend on their:

    • Career path prior to and during the first stage of the Master's degree
    • The organisational availability of the collaborating bodies

    In this regard work experience in legal firms or companies or with public authorities is in any case conditioned on acceptance by the course organisers of the work experience locations.

     

    Duration

    A period of 3 to 6 months according to the needs of the collaborating bodies. This period may be extended if the interested parties mutually agree.

     

    Collaborating universities

    There is a possibility of obtaining a Master’s degree in international legal practice at WCL of the AU in USA jointly with the Master's degree in EU law at the UC3M («Double Degree Program»).

     

    work practice statistics

    Based on the available data, in relation to the last 3 editions of the LLM. in EU Law, the internship was allocated as follows:

    • 60% in law firms in Spain and abroad
    • 22% in public institutions, especially in Brussels
    • 18% in companies and advisories of international profile

     

    job placement

    Based on the information collected from our alumni, the working ratio has been shaped as follows:

    • 90% finds a permanent job within 2 years from graduation
    • 35% is engaged by the entities where the internship took place

    Referring to the last 3 editions of the LLM. in EU Law, current job condition of our graduates is as follows:

    • 41% work as a lawyer in law firms located in Spain and abroad, among the latter especially in Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands
    • 20% is working or professionally engaged by public institutions in Spain and Europe
    • 32% works in private companies, at national and multinational level
    • 5% decided to perform further studies or undertake alternative activities
  • DOUBLE DEGREE