LL.M. Competition & Regulation: FAQ

What prospects does an LL.M. offer? How much time will I need to invest in the professional programme, and how difficult will the business aspects of the LL.M. be for me as a legal professional?  These pages answers all these and other questions about the Competition and Regulation LL.M. at Leuphana Professional School.

Professional perspectives

What are the career prospects after completion of the LL.M. Competition and Regulation?

The LL.M. blended-learning programme opens up a whole variety of career opportunities. These range from positions in (major) law firms and businesses (for example in legal departments or on compliance programmes) to posts at competition and regulation authorities – legal professionals with your unique profile are in demand in many places. You will find detailed information on your professional and career prospects with the professional Competition and Regulation LL.M. on our Careers website.

Why should I seek further professional qualifications as a legal practitioner?

Legal professionals need a unique selling point that sets them apart on the employment market. The Competition & Regulation LL.M. is an ideal opportunity to specialise in competition law and regulation. LL.M. programmes are also becoming increasingly well established and appreciated by employers in Germany. The Competition & Regulation LL.M. is also a chance to network with experienced practitioners in the field. The programme can thus help you to launch your career in competition and regulation.

Curriculum

How difficult is the economic part of the studies?

Rumour has it that lawyers have little understanding for economic issues. We do strongly disagree with that and think that lawyers can and should learn some economics. After the introduction of the "more economic approach" understanding economic modells is increasingly important. Do not be scare by graphs and numbers. After you graduated from the program you will be able to discuss economic aspects in court and use economic arguments in your pleadings at court.

Because we are aware of your worries about difficult economic issues, there are comprehensive e-tutorials in the economic classes. There content will be explained and repeated, as well as questions will be answered.

Why is the LL.M. in English?

The Competition & Regulation LL.M. qualifies you to work successfully on competition and regulation cases. In practice, you will most commonly work in EU competition and regulation law. This means working in English in international teams. The LL.M. programme prepares you for this and teaches key terms and concepts.

Organisation of the studies

How much time will the LL.M. blended-learning programme involve?

The professional Competition & Regulation LL.M. programme leads to the title of "Master of Laws". During the e-learning phases, the programme workload does not exceed 20 hours per week. The individual phases are very carefully structured to fit in with your professional workload. Where necessary, e-learning phases can also be postponed if you are extremely busy. All information on the special degree format is available here.

Will I receive technical support with the LL.M.?

During the first intensive block, you will be given a comprehensive introduction to the technical possibilities of online learning. You will be told how to log on to the various programmes and talked through the registration process.

If you have any questions during the online phases, you can contact the e-learning team whenever required. You will find the contact details and more information about e-learning here.

How long are the intensive study phases lasting?

The intensive study phases of the program are lasting 5-8 days and take place in Lüneburg. Seminars will last from 9:00 - 17:00, including half an hours of lunch time and coffee breaks. The seminars will be held be renown scientists of the fields of competition and regulation law as well as practitioners from well-known law firms.

Application and admission

How do you apply for the LL.M. Competition and Regulation?

To be accepted onto the LL.M., you must meet the admission requirements and respect the application deadline. You will find all information on the requirements and necessary documents on our Application page.

After the application deadline, the admissions committee will decide whether to admit you to the LL.M. programme. Successful candidates will be sent the documents they need for enrolment. The LL.M. Competition and Regulation then starts in early October or April with the first intensive block.

Tuition fees and funding

Why are the tuition fees so high?

Unlike undergraduate programmes, the professional Competition and Regulation LL.M. programme must cover all the costs of teaching staff, programme coordination, e-tutors and teaching material. The federal state unfortunately does not provide any financial assistance for these programmes and tuition fees must therefore be charged for the LL.M. Competition and Regulation. It is, however, possible to pay the tuition fees in six-monthly, two-monthly or monthly instalments. The tuition fees are tax-deductible. The Professional School provides further information and financial advice on questions of student finance. Find out more here.

Further questions

More questions about the Competition and Regulation LL.M. programme?

Please contact the Programme Coordinator Christoph Kleineberg with any further questions about the professional LL.M. Competition and Regulation at the Professional School:

Christoph Kleineberg, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C40.115
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1983
Fax +49.4131.677-2981
christoph.kleineberg@leuphana.de