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LL.M. International Business Law


This program is open to law graduates who wish to develop a career in international business law. The program is intensive and fast paced bringing the students on a high growth learning experience across the 10 months of the program. This program will introduce students to core topics in international business law and develop their understanding of policy and doctrine through a combination of exams and group and individual assignments.


The program will be delivered through lectures, presentations and seminars during each semester.

The LL.M. in International Business Law offers two alternative tracks:

- Track 1: Two semesters in Lyon (from September to May). Successful students will be awarded a French Master of International Business Law (French official Master 1 degree) and a LL.M. degree from Catholic University of Lyon

- Track 2: One semester in Lyon (from September to December) and one semester in Ireland, at our partner University, NUI Maynooth (from January to May). This second track is jointly provided by UCLy and the National University of Ireland Maynooth. At the end of the two semesters, the successful students will be awarded the Master of International Business Law (French official Master 1 degree) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) by NUI Maynooth.

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French language courses can be taken for free at the university.

Regardless of your level of French, the Faculty of Law offers free french language courses for all the students. Our experience has shown that students who are comfortable with the language have an easier time assimilating into the culture and have broader experiences during their stay in France. Whether your ultimate goal is to practice law in French, or just take advantage of learning a new language, there is sure to be a class that corresponds to your objectives & level. Students are given a placement test at Orientation and put into a group which corresponds to their level. Classes meet 3 times a week for an hour and a half.


Since June 2012, in the frame of our agreement with the Widener Law School in Delaware (USA), three of our students can spend their second semester in the USA on their campus as exchange students. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover a new legal system and live a very different educational experience during the studies.

For some testimonies on this experience from the three students who spent their spring semester in Delaware this year, please click on the following link.

Two of our students are offered free positions within the European Business Law summer school at the EBS Universität in Wiesbaden (Germany) that usually takes place in June.



LL.M. International Trade Director


LL.M. International Business Director

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"(...) Aside from the
academic qualities of this program, what I enjoyed most was the camaraderie
with fellow classmates coming from almost all parts of the world and helpful academic staff (...)"

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