CONSORTIUM PARTNERS The Consortium presently consists of 3 institutions which are entitled to award the joint LL.M. degree. Mykolas Romeris University is also a partner of the consortium, but its award recognition is still pending.

University of Lisbon (Portugal)

The University of Lisbon is a public university and one of the leaders in humanistic and scientific research in Europe. As of January 1st, 2013, it was merged with another major public university in Lisbon, resulting in a very significant increase in critical mass, and great opportunities for interdisciplinary studies between areas of humanities and social sciences and technical-scientific areas.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon has a large scientific potential in internationally-driven projects, proved by numerous research activities, participating in numerous European and international programs, including being a member of The Consortium in European Legal Practice program, developing scientific activities in some African countries, having around 200 cooperation/partnership protocols worldwide.

Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)

The Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) is a university offering a wide variety of subjects, ranging from law, engineering and natural sciences, architecture and environmental planning, social sciences, economics and business administration to the humanities, in a variety uncommon in Germany. Despite the academic qualifications students are also provided with a practical outlook and interdisciplinary networked systems.

The Faculty of Law offers an attractive and ambitious legal training programme with a clear international orientation without neglecting the legal basis of the studies of law. To cater for this, the Faculty of Law offers tutorials conducted by students in the higher semesters, course-related groups and an examination course in the core areas as a preparation for the first state examination in law.

Apart from the European Legal Practice LL.M. course, the Faculty of Law offers the following programs: ADVO-Certificate and the Legal Clinic.

University of Rouen (France)

The University of Rouen was created in 1966 and nowadays counts about 24.200 students enrolled in the 6 faculties and 5 institutes, among them being around 2.850 foreigners, 2.400 lecturers, researchers and technical staff. The University’s strong investment in fundamental and applied research is also visible through the existence of 50 research organizations (CNRS, INSERM, INRA, CEA), ministries, local public authorities, inter-regional, national and international scientific network programs.

The well acknowledged Law, Economics and Management Faculty has an expertise recognized at a European level. It is actively involved in ELPIS (European Legal Practice Integrated Studies) and ELFA (European Law Faculties Association), has 215 cooperation agreements, more than 350 Erasmus agreements with 230 European universities, international exchange programs: Erasmus, CREPUQ (Canada), Icon (South America); more than 300 outgoing and 200 incoming exchange students.

Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) is a modern and dynamic institution seeking to have a well-established position in European higher education. The University fosters autonomy which allows independent tailoring of studies, research and improvement or change of professional qualifications in response to the development of European higher education and labor market needs. The University took part in the European University Association institutional evaluation programme and received a very positive institutional quality review. The internationalization of MRU adopted the Bologna process and follows the tendencies of Higher Education development in Lithuania, Europe and overseas.

MRU offers 108 study programmes (bachelor degrees, master degrees, and other non-degree awarding programmes). Presently most of the study programmes have international external evaluation. The University cooperates with over 200 international institutions including universities, public and management institutions and is a member of 18 organizations.

Directorate for International Studies and Relations together with academic and administrative staff, researchers and students actively participate in the international exchange programmes, including joint study programmes and courses in foreign languages.

ASSOCIATED PARTNERS The associate partners (non degree-awarding) are institutions which cannot award the Joint Master Degree in European Legal Practice LL.M. Eur but welcome the students to spend one semester at their campuses.

Symbiosis International University, in Pune (India)

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) was established in 1977. It is a part of Symbiosis International University which has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. It is ranked 4th amongst the nearly 1000 Law Colleges in India, according to the All India Survey conducted by India Today – Nielsen for the year 2013-14. The Bar Council of India has conferred SLS, Pune with the Gold Star award in 2013.

Internationalization of higher education features is one of the primary objectives of SLS. The University is a non-degree partner in the global network of legal institutes, the Erasmus Mundus, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – a grant for bilateral Faculty student exchange with Leibniz University of Hannover, Brunswick European Law School of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences University, Germany. SLS has the prestigious membership of International Association of Law Schools (IALS), USA, the Asian Law Institute (ASLI), Singapore, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It has also undertaken various initiatives like Scholar in Residence, Visiting International Faculty, Semester Exchange, Short Study Visits, Fulbright Scholarships, ICCR Rotating Chair, participation in international conferences, summer schools, etc. that facilitate the student and faculty mobility, and bring in an academic enrichment to the teaching and learning process.

Damas University of Christian Education, in Recife (Brazil)

Damas University of Christian Education is a higher education institution with one of the best evaluation rankings of the Brazilian Education Authority. The University publishes an important periodic – Duc in Altum Caderno de Direito -, and has excellent reputation in law research, with many published books.

The Damas University of Christian Education has a permanent mobility programme with many institutions: University of Lisbon, Salzburg University, Texas University being among them. There are also seminars provided in English about South American integration law for foreign students.

Catholic University of Brasilia, in Brasilia (Brazil)

Catholic University of Brasilia (UCB) is a philanthropic non-profit University, established in 1974. At the present time, UCB is the most relevant University Community in Brasília, Capital of Brazil, and the 11th Private University according to the Brazilian Ministry of Education ranking. UCB has 890 Professors, and more than 25.000 students.

Currently, UCB has 63 International Agreements with Universities in Europe, Latin America, Canada and Japan, and 58 outgoing students in 2013. The main Projects of UCB are: Science without Borders, MERCOSUL Universities and Santander Universities. The UCB School of Law has a really creative curriculum for the five years of Law study, which combines legal theory with heavy emphasis on practical experience. This urban Law School focuses on training future attorneys, judges, public prosecutors, giving them practical lawyering skills, as well as pragmatic understanding of the judicial system and the law regarding the Federal District. There are 3.200 students currently studying in the School of Law, part of them studying for a second Bachelor’s degree.

Ho Chi Minh City University (Vietnam)

Established in 1996, HCMCUL has become one of two major universities in legal training in Vietnam. It provides legal training for different specializations for more than 16.000 students, from undergraduate to post-graduate programmes. In addition, the University has provided undergraduate and master programmes to Laos and Cambodia.

The University has established cooperation with over 30 universities in different continents and international organizations such as Danida (Denmark), Sida (Sweden), ABA (the USA), Lawasia, AOF (the community of French speaking universities), Wallonie Bruxelles International (Belgium). Every year, the university sends students and lecturers in exchange programmes. Held from 2009, Lawasia Moot Competition has become one of the crucial activities for University students, involving many students from other Asian countries as well.