Participate in a pioneering problem-oriented programme that defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. Explore a law in context approach in course modules on commercial transactions and disputes, on diversity and the law, on European constitutionalism and fundamental rights and on sustainable development and global justice. Think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges.
Meet faculty members up close, and become part of a community that acquires knowledge through intercultural dialogue.
Develop your research skills through skills training and through exchanges with our (first class) module-supporting research groups. Aim for a thesis that can be published in an international journal.
Enjoy the legal clinic that provides unique opportunities to work on projects together with practitioners.
Make use of the opportunities that studying at the heart of Europe offers to link up with European and international organizations.
If you are fascinated by scientific research and earned your Master in Laws degree with good results, you can consider writing a doctoral thesis.
As a doctoral student you perform research during 4 to 6 years, under supervision of a professor. Your research results and conclusions are written in a doctoral thesis which you will defend in a public hearing in front of a jury.
During your doctoral track you attend readings, seminars and conferences to enhance your personal and research competences.
These activities take place in an inspiring work atmosphere in one of our research groups.
The programme enables you to work in internationally oriented legal professions, in national ministries, international organizations, multinational companies, NGOs and academia.
The programme will assist you in realizing your ambition, regardless of whether it is to work as:
a legal advisor in an international oriented company
an international or domestic civil servant
a diplomat or a lobbyist
an educator or a researcher
a practicing lawyer
This degree is equivalent to the Flemish degree of ‘master in de rechten’. For admission to the legal profession in Belgium, holders must also have a Belgian degree of Bachelor of Laws or qualify under the admission requirements for holders of a non-Belgian law degree.
The programme seeks to attract participants from across the globe, including from the global South. By participating, you will become part of a global network, based in Europe, and establish contacts that will be essential for your future professional career.
The programme prepares participants for practicing law in an international environment, either at home or abroad. The skills courses offered allow you to choose the professional direction you prefer: to work in international organizations, in the private sector or at an NGO, to take on a legal profession, or to work as a lawyer in an interdisciplinary context.
If you are fascinated by scientific research and have enjoyed writing the master thesis, you can consider embarking on a PhD upon completion of the master’s programme to become a researcher.