Academic programme

Academic programme

Students follow the academic programme of the department in which they are enrolled, with the following modifications:

Introductory course

Before the start of the academic year, the ELEA students follow a two-week compulsory ‘intensive course’ in the other discipline: lawyers in economics, with an emphasis on micro-economics, and economists in European law.

First semester

Joint course: Both law and economics students follow one joint compulsory course which provides them with the analytical tools required for European legal and economic analysis. This course, open only to ELEA students, is the course on Law & Economics of Multi-Sided Markets (30h) by Prof. Nicolas PETIT and Prof. Paul BELLEFLAMME.

Cross-over: Students must also follow one compulsory course in the other department:

Due to these crossovers, economists will not have to follow the introduction to EU Law course in the Economics Department and lawyers will not have to follow the compulsory course on institutions.

In addition, lawyers and economists follow their departmental compulsory courses.

Second semester

Joint seminars: ELEA students follow 2 compulsory joint seminars on case analysis in the fields of European competition and regulation and on data protection and privacy. These seminars are only open to ELEA students: EU Competition and Regulation : Case Analysis (25h) by Profs. Damien GERARD and Mike WALKER and Law and Economics of Data Protection and Privacy (25h) by Profs. Orla LYNSKEY and Christian RUSCHE

Pool system within each department: ELEA students must follow optional courses within the students’ department (one optional course for Economics students; two optional courses for Law students), chosen from a defined pool of courses/seminars associated with the programme. In addition, lawyers and economists follow their departmental compulsory courses.

Master’s Thesis: In the second semester, each student is required to write a Master's thesis. For ELEA students, the respective departmental rules apply: Economics Department; Law Department.

European General Studies Programme

ELEA students will follow one of the second semester seminars of the European General Studies Programme.

Economics students must follow one European General Studies course in French.

The study programmes are revised annually to ensure continuing excellence and dynamism.