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Faculty of Law

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Vilnius University Faculty of Law was established in 1641 on the 11 of October by the privilege of King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Władysław IV Vasa. Today the Faculty of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in the country and one of the best in the region. Each year 300 Masters of Laws graduate from our university and are particularly welcome by employers    

International and European Union Law
European Credit Transfer
and Accumulation System




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A full-time study programme lasts three semesters (1.5 years). In the first and the second semester students shall have to complete 3 compulsory and 2 optional courses and gain 6 ECTS credits (equivalent to 240 hours of student workload). The compulsory courses aim at providing thorough knowledge in different legal systems as well as offering an overview of fundamental legal norms and techniques of their practical application. Optional courses provide an opportunity to choose an individual area of study according to the student’s individual needs and interests and to lay the foundations for analytical research work. Each course includes lectures as well as practical instruction time (workshops and seminars). During the third-semester a Master Thesis on a scientifically and/or practically relevant topic demonstrating the student’s analytical skills shall be prepared.1st Semester (each course is of 6 ECTS) Compulsory courses: National and Supranational Law; International Organizations and Institutional Law of European Union; European Communities Internal Market Law. Optional courses (2 per semester): International and European Labour Law; International and European Union Competition Law; European Union Law on the Environment Protection; Consumers' Protection Law of the European Union. 2nd Semester (each course is of 6 ECTS) Compulsory courses: European Private Law; Judicial Protection in the European Union; International and European Union Criminal law. Optional courses (2 per semester): Taxation Law in Europe; Civil Procedure of the European Union; Public Procurement Law of the European Union; Protection of Human Rights in Europe; International and European Union Intellectual Property Law. 3rd Semester Master Thesis (30 ECTS).
Learning outcomes:
For those, who seek to successfully practice in the legal profession in any European country, analytical and practical skills in international and regional law as well as abilities to solve legal problems of trans-national dimension are of crucial importance. The LL.M. programme at Vilnius University is designed to complement the received foreign legal education with professional competences and skills related to the application of international law and European law.

With the support of the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commision