Additional Degree Option: LL.M. in French & EU Law

An American M.A. and a European LL.M. in Three years

After completing the coursework for the Master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS, Master's students at AGS have the opportunity to apply to AGS's partner program at the Law School of Cergy-Paris Université. This option allows students to earn two complementary Master's degrees over the course of three years:

  • A U.S.-accredited M.A. (Master of Arts) in International Relations and Diplomacy

  • A Europe-accredited LL.M. (Master of Laws) in French & European Union Law, with a specialization in Taxation Law, Business Law and Compliance

In addition, students in this program earn a Certificate in Anglo-American Law from AGS.

Program Description

Preparatory courses in Law

In order to be eligible for the LL.M. program, students who do not have a legal background are required to take four preparatory courses while pursuing their M.A. coursework at AGS:

  • Introduction to Common Law

  • American Tort Law

  • American Contract Law

  • American Criminal Law

Students who successfully complete these four preparatory courses earn a Certificate in Anglo-American Law from AGS. Near completion of these preparatory courses and the AGS degree, qualified students may start the application process to the LL.M. program at Cergy-Paris Université.

LL.M. in French & European Union Law at Cergy-Paris Université 

The LL.M. program is a one-year full time program. Courses are taught in English. They take place on the Cergy-Paris Université campus, in Cergy-Pontoise, in the greater Paris area (accessible by public transportation from the center city).

The LL.M. in French & European Union Law at Université de Cergy-Pontoise provides specialized knowledge for students preparing to work for or in relation with Intergovernmental Organizations, NGOs, European institutions, and international corporations.

The faculty in the LL.M. program is composed of both academics and law professionals. In some cases, seminars are taught by and within international law firms based in Paris. Through this setting, the program provides its students with a network of contacts among the international legal community in Paris.

The Cergy-Paris Law School ranks among the top ten law schools in France: see here.

Cergy-Paris Université is a leading center of education and research in France and internationally. It is a young dynamic university with an international scope. There is a student body of 25,000, including 3,000 in the law School. The faculty is composed of 1,000 members. Cergy-Paris Université offers all levels of undergraduate and post-graduate studies in various disciplines around five major poles: law, languages, literature and social sciences, economy and management, science and technology.

Steps of the Dual Program

1. In their first two years, students complete the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy, as well as - for those who do not already have a legal background - four preparatory Law courses at AGS.

2. In their fourth semester at AGS, Master's students apply to the LL.M. program at Cergy-Paris Université

3. In their third year, students follow the LL.M. in French & European Union Law program at Université de Cergy-Pontoise.




Note: The operations and contents of the LL.M. program remain under the sole responsibility of the partner institution.


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Chrissie Graham USA
M.A., School of International Relations
Class of 2007

quote leftThe people that I met at AGS will remain my friends forever, despite the fact that they are now all over the world. I know each one of my professors personally and keep in touch with them. I don't think that I would ever have been as involved in my grad school if I had gone to a larger institution.quote right

The M.A. in International Relations program is fully accredited in the U.S.:

by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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