LL.M. in International & European Law
Human Rights, Security & Development

  • Master 1: International & European Organisations – Bilingual
  • Master 2: Human Rights, Security & Development – 100% English

The LL.M. is an innovative bilingual programme (English/French) focusing on the structure and functioning of the international legal system. It combines a strong theoretical background with a distinctive professionalising dimension which includes an experience of up to 6 months in Europe or abroad during the LL.M.

A growing network of prestigious academic and professional partnerships enables students to approach and develop their future career in an ideal forward-looking environment.

The Master welcomes numerous visiting professors from prestigious international institutions every year allowing students to experience innovative teaching methods while acquiring a global vision in the field of international legal studies.

 

Accredited diploma by the French State with Toulouse Capitole 1 University

Masters of Law, Economics, Management
– specialisation in International Law
– course of study in International & European Law, Human Rights, Security and Development

Campus location : Lille

MASTERCLASS

Since 2017, students from the Master 2 have organized the Masterclass “Global Actors for Peace” each year, which analyses the role of global non-state actors in building long-lasting international peace.

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MOOT COURT

Our team was ranked 2nd out of 50 and qualified “Best Litigation Team” at the 2019 edition of the René Cassin Moot Court competition organized at the European Court of Human Rights René Cassin!

Degree requirements

  • Master 1 (year 1) – Degree in Law or in neighbouring disciplines (equivalence to be assessed on a case by case basis)
  • Master 2 (year 2) – Diploma (Master 1) in Law or neighbouring disciplines
  • Proficiency in English and French (C1 according to the Common European Framework).

Possibility of customised conditions for international students

  • Admission based on a selective process (application and interview in English)

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  • 94% of our students were employed or pursing higher education studies within six months after graduation

Double Degree

  • Widener University, Delaware
  • Opportunity to earn a double degree and take the American Bar exam, spending the 2nd Semester of the Master 2 in the USA, more info on

Aim of the programme

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Learn fundamental rules of international law and international relations, while developing a general legal culture

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Acquire a legal and geostrategic expertise in the areas of Human Rights, Security & Development

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Train multilingual legal professionals able to face the challenges and specificities of globalization

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy

Multilingualism
Bilingual Program (English/French) + knowledge of a third language (Spanish or German)

Global Visiting Professors
Participation of Visiting Professors from prestigious universities and international institutions

Moot Courts and/or Law Clinics
Possibility of taking part in international Moot Courts competitions and legal clinics

Masterclass
Annual Masterclass « Global Actors for Peace » with distinguished scholars and practitioners

Educational Trips
At least two educational trips per academic year to European institutions and/or International Tribunals and organizations

International Conferences
Conferences and workshops on contemporary issues of international, comparative and human rights law

Internships
Between 3 and 6 months abroad or in national institutions having an international focus.

Double Degree
Possibility of earning a double degree from our partners spending the second semester of the Master 2 in the United States.

Networking Opportunities
Participation of scholars and practitioners from leading national and international institutions (e.g. Defender of Rights, International, Tribunals, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, etc.).

Master 1 – International and European Organisations

60 ECTS credits – 600h+60h

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT / 240 h

• Law of International Organisations
• International Responsibility & Litigation
• EU Legal Proceedings
• Private International Law
• UN Law and Practice
• EU Policies
• Human Rights & Fundamental Liberties
• International Arbitration

SPECIALITY UNIT / 192 h

• Philosophy of International Law
• Legal Architecture of the International System
• Global Governance
• Non-State Actors and Global Law
• International Humanitarian Law
• International Criminal Law
• International and EU Environmental Law
• International Trade Law

UNIT OF LEGAL PRACTICE / 104 h

• Advanced International Law Clinic
• Research Seminar in International and EU law

LANGUAGES / 64 h

• Legal English
• German / Spanish / French as a foreign language

Master 2 – Human Rights, Security & Development

60 ECTS credits – 468h+60h

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT / 72 h

• Philosophy and Theories of Human Rights
• Geopolitics and Human Rights
• Non-Discrimination Law

HUMAN RIGHTS & DEVELOPMENT UNIT / 72 h

• Business Law and Human Rights
• Environmental Protection and Human Rights
• Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS & SECURITY UNIT / 72 h

• Situation of Persons in times of Armed Conflict
• Fight Against Terrorism and the Rule of Law
• International Protection of Minorities

INTERNATIONAL LAW CULTURE UNIT / 32 h

• Fundamental Research Seminar
• Legal English
• German / Spanish / French as a foreign language

LITIGATION UNIT / 132 h

• CLINICS – « LAW IN ACTION »
– Human Rights Litigation
– International Criminal Law Litigation
– Refugee Law Litigation
– Alien Law Litigation

• INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND LAW CLINICS
– European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
– Law Clinic (ex. : Lawyers Without Borders)

RESEARCH UNIT / 72 h

•  Research Seminar
• Organisation of an International Workshop or Humanitarian Action
• Legal English
• German / Spanish / French as a foreign language

PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION UNIT

• Internship + Report
• Master Thesis OR Research Thesis
• Professional Integration
• Professional Seminar Integration

Directors

Faculty – 1st Year

Faculty – 2nd Year

Jobs and Careers

The Master prepares students to enter the world of international organisations, specialised national and international institutions, research centres, NGOs or international law firms active in the field of human rights. It also offers a research programme for students potentially interested in pursuing a PhD in France or abroad.

Career opportunities

Academia

Diplomacy

Human Rights lawyer

International organisations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NGOs

Think Thank

The FLD experience

The diverse opportunities and experiences offered by the Master 2 DHSD have been vital to my education as a well-rounded jurist capable of adapting to the modern legal world. Bilingual French/English classes, combining innovative theoretical and practical views of international law, have allowed me to dig deeper and develop my passion for human rights. As an American, I was able to take advantage of an international education with an encompassing multicultural perspective, and the expertise of the distinguished Visiting Professors, as well as the Moot Court competitions, brought a professional dimension that has more than prepared me for future employment opportunities. Throughout my entire two years, I have benefited from the support and guidance of the administration and directors that have gone above and beyond to provide a high-quality education.
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Trevor Krayer, DHSD Masters student

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