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LL.M./First-Year Programme

Research Development Workshops and Intensive Courses

The LL.M/First-Year Ph.D. Programme aims to provide LL.M. and doctoral researchers with opportunities for intensive engagement with permanent and visiting faculty, in order to assist in the iterative development of their research design and enhance scholarly literacy. This takes several forms during the year:

September 2019

  • On September 18 - 19, there will be two days of intensive orientation, including an introduction to faculty and basic issues such as the researcher-supervisor relationship, and a special event marking the opening of the Academic Year.
  • Induction Programme 

December 2019

  • On 9 December 2019, every LL.M./first-year researcher will participate in a workshop with faculty and fellows to discuss the researcher's Research Question.

January 2020

  • On 23, 30  and 31 January 2020, Prof. Drahos will teach an intensive course on Practical guide to fieldwork.

February 2020

  • On 19 February 2020, all researchers will present their February papers at the February Paper Peer Feedback Workshop (see below for submission details) in organised workshops including their peers, and will give and receive peer feedback on their papers

March 2020

  • On 18 - 20 March 2020, Professor Simon Deakin of Cambridge University will teach an intensive course on the methods of Law and Economics.

Participation in each seminar will be limited to 30 EUI researchers on a first-come, first-served basis. Visiting students, fellows and U.S. exchange students will be counted separately. Enrolment will only be accepted during the enrolment period and no later than the final deadline (2-26 September). A link to the online registration form will be available in the description of each seminar in the Course Catalogue. All seminar materials will be made available to registered participants in the Sharepoint cloud directory.

Although some short seminars and workshops may be offered, the third term is essentially dedicated to the writing of the LL.M. thesis or a substantial paper relating to the doctoral project on the basis of which admission to the next year is decided.

In order to obtain credits, researchers are required to attend 80% of all sessions of each seminar they registered for, and they are responsible for ensuring that they register their presence on the lists circulated at each session. If there is a legitimate reason (e.g. illness, research mission) for not attending a specific session, the researcher must inform the Law Department administration by email and include the written approval of the absence from the seminar coordinator. This should be done before the session takes place (or immediately afterwards in cases of sudden ill health). All researchers should read the seminar materials prepared for each session prior to attending class and they are expected to participate actively during seminars. 


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