50 years of LLM in International and European Law
Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), our LLM in International and European Law is one of the most established LLMs of its kind. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this internationally renowned programme.
In the last 50 years, more than 1300 lawyers from 110 countries graduated from this established LLM, creating a vast alumni network. Some of our alumni continued their careers in prominent positions in various European and international institutions as well as private companies and governments as prime ministers, judges and even presidents.
"PILC was for me an eye-opener as to the importance of the law for the orderly conduct of affairs between individuals and states and sparked a profound life-long interest in EU law", said Eugene Regan, Judge at the European Court of Justice, who graduated in this programme in 1979.
“This LLM offers theoretical and practical insights into European and International law from both practitioners and academics alike. It is academically stimulating and acts as a solid basis for those who wish to pursue a career in these areas of law, especially those who dream of a career within European institutions. Expect to be challenged from day one, but also to reap the rewards that this LLM offers. Such rewards include the opportunity to make both life-long friends and contacts with those working in the field”, says our recent LLM graduate Alison O’Riordan, who graduated in 2021.
In its 50th year, international audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organisations attest to the programme’s excellence. Headed by a new Programme Director Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez, this Brussels based LLM programme continues to be an important choice for ambitious lawyers who seek top-quality legal education surrounded by students of versatile international backgrounds and aim for a career in the global job market.