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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 2018

October 2018

  • On 22 - 26 October 2018, researchers can attend the seminar on Law in Context taught by Professors Urška Šadl, Bruno De Witte & Hans-W.Micklitz (European University Institute) and Joxerramon Bengoetxea (University of the Basque Country).

December 2018 

  • On 10 December 2018, every LL.M./first-year researcher will participate in a workshop with faculty and fellows to discuss the researcher's Research Question

February 2019

March 2019

  • On 18 - 19 March 2019, all researchers will present their February papers at the February Paper Peer Review Workshop  in organised workshops including their peers, and will give and receive feedback on their papers.
  • On 20 - 22 March 2019, Professor Simon Deakin of Cambridge University will teach an intensive course on the methods of Law and Economics.

April 2019

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. Enrollment will only be accepted during the two weeks prior to the final deadline (4 - 27  September), when 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 Valentina Gorgoni 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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