Why this programme?
The European Law School (ELS) bachelor's programme combines courses in European law with courses on comparative law and deals with the legal systems of some of the major EU Member States. The ELS programme is taught completely in English by expert staff members. The programme will give you a thorough understanding of EU law and national legal systems as well as contemporary skills and excellent legal English skills.
You will primarily be taught in small groups using the Problem-Based-Learning method and you will be trained in many different skills, such as writing briefs and academic papers, presenting and pleading cases. There is a lot of emphasis on developing contemporary skills such as mediation, negotiation and leadership.
The Maastricht University law School has a strong reputation in international moot court competitions (in several languages), which demonstrates the effectiveness of this way of teaching.
The European Law School bachelor’s programme uses the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) educational method. By focusing on a central question or problem in each meeting, PBL sharpens your ability to solve problems and think critically. You and your fellow students look for solutions independently and systematically under the expert guidance of a staff member. This helps you develop self-discipline, argumentation techniques and communication skills. PBL has been used since the university was founded and it is regularly evaluated and refined.
You’ll like this if you...
- are fascinated by the national and international worlds of law and legislation
- are internationally oriented and would like to be involved in international legal services
- are critical: you don’t simply accept what you're told, but have a mind of your own