The Joint Master’s in European Legal Practice (ELPIS) aims at establishing a link between the deepening of, at least, two languages at the scientific level and the ability to work in different legal systems, with the purpose of creating international legal experts.
This Master’s programme was created under the programme Erasmus Mundus, by the University of Lisbon School of Law (Portugal), Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany), University of Rouen (France) and Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius (Lithuania). This Master’s programme results from a traditional model of cooperation called ELPIS, involving 35 Law schools, in almost all EU Member States and EFTA countries, dating from 1985. These four Universities make up the consortium that awards the Master’s degree.
The master’s programme has a duration of 2 years, including the attendance of subjects, in at least two Universities from the consortium, and a total of 120 ECTS must be obtained. In addition to the Consortium Universities, students can choose to spend a semester in one of the consortium’s partner institutions of higher education: University Católica de Brasília (Brazil), Ho Chi Mihn City Faculty of Law (Vietnam), Damas de Instrução Cristã Faculty (Brazil) and Symbiosis International University in Pune (India). The semester takes place in the summer months (August to October) and all the subjects are taught in English. To attend the semester in one of these universities, students must be enroled in the Master’s programme and fees must be up-to-date. The semester in one of the Partner Universities represents up to 15 extra curricular ECTS. Partner Universities prepare specific curricula for EU students.