The Double Degrees is a unique offer provided by the ELGS through its wide network of acknowledged Universities. The ELGS provides two-year double degrees in Law & Governance with different universities allowing for the student to pass through the admissions process only once and to deepen their knowledge in two topics within the framework of one program.
Double Degree LLM in EU Law and US Law:
One year at ELGS in Greece and one year at Temple University Beasley School of Law in the US.
This two year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of European Union law and of US law.
In the first year students will attend the one year LLM in EU law which enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. In their second year students will attend a one year program on US law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, run in the United States and designed especially for foreign trained lawyers please visit: http://www.law.temple.edu/academics/degrees/llm-foreign-trained/ .
Upon successful completion of the second year of the program at Temple, students will be eligible to sit for the US Bar exam in the State of New York City. Students that graduate from this program will receive a degree from the ELGS and one from Temple.
To whom it is addressed
This program has a single admissions process and as a result students must have a first degree in the legal sciences. The first year of the program at the ELGS is offered in a format convenient for professionals with all class hours outside of traditional business hours. Please note however that in the second year students must attend Temple University in the United States on a full time basis for one academic year.
- One single admission process through the ELGS allows students to sit for both degrees
- Students of the program will interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers and the expansive ELGS International Faculty network, and be granted access to attend EPLO events.
- Students in their second year will learn everything they need to know to be a practicing lawyer in the United States of America, and upon successful completion, be eligible to sit for the US bar exam in the state of NY.
- Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS on both sides of the Atlantic.
The LLM in EU law is a one year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 60 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as moot courts, site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word thesis.
The LLM for Foreign Trained Lawyers at Temple Law School in Pennsylvania, USA is designed for international attorneys, government officials, corporate legal counsel, and recent law graduates who are interested in receiving a degree in American law, learning about the U.S. legal system, and becoming leaders in the global market. Students will be required to take an introduction to the US Legal System, courses on Legal Research and Writing, and at least one first year JD course on Contracts, Civil Procedure I, Criminal Law, Torts Property or Constitutional Law. The relevant credits of the program, as measured by the US system are 24.
The list of available courses at the ELGS, the professors and syllabuses are as follows:
1. The Constitution of the EU and EU External Relations Law
2. Judicial Protection
3. Competition Law
4. European EMU Law
5. EU Environment and Energy Law
6. From Market Freedoms to Citizens
Indicative Elective Modules*
1. EU Capital Markets Law
2. EU Asylum and Migration Law
3. EU Consumer Protection Law
4. Fundamental Rights
5. EU Banking Law
*Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment
Admissions Requirements and Procedures
All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following:
- TOEFL Internet based, Score of 90 or above
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, Grade B or above
- Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks
At a glance, the application must include:
- Completed online Application Form in English
- Photograph (scanned and uploaded)
- Most Recent Academic Record (scanned and uploaded)
- Certificate of Proficiency of English (if non-native speaker, scanned and uploaded)
- Law Degree (if applicable, scanned and uploaded)
- Personal Statement (400-600 words)
- Scholarship Statement (400-600 words, if applicable)
- 2 Reference Letters (To be sent directly from Referee to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Thesis Proposal (350 words)
- 2 Academic Writing Samples (uploaded)
- Application fee of 50€ ( non-refundable)
Application process for Session 2018/19 has been initiated in November 15, 2017 and will remain open until June 22, 2018. Nevertheless if you wish to apply for a Scholarship then the application deadline is up to 27 April 2018. Classes start on October 15, 2018.
Tuition and Aid
Tuition for both EU and International students for the LLM in EU and US Law program is 11,850€ for the first year at the ELGS. The fee for the second year at Temple University will be announced shortly.
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.