The LL.M. at a glance

Degree Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Duration of studies 2 Semesters
(1st semester in Hanover, 2nd semester at one of our 12 partner universities all over Europe)
Fees No study fees for the 1st semester, only an enrollment fee (approx. 426,50 €, including a ticket for public transport); for the 2nd semester, additional costs might apply, depending on the partner university chosen (0 EUR - 4.500 EUR)
Target group Lawyers with the first or second state law examination (or a comparable, first job-qualifying legal degree)
Application deadline For EU-Applicants: 15th of July, for Non-EU-Applicants: 31st of May (for the upcoming winter semester)


The Postgraduate Study Programme in IT-Law and IP-Law is a one-year course of studies. After the successful completion of the course, students are awarded the academic degree ‘Master of Laws (LL.M)’. The course is offered within the European Legal Informatics Study Programme (EULISP) at the Faculty of Law at Leibniz University Hanover. Twelve partner universities participate in EULISP. The Institute of Legal Informatics is in charge of the course of studies, which was the first German postgraduate course of studies in this subject area.


In 2001, the Study Programme was externally evaluated and accredited by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur / ZevA) and was re-accredited in 2006.

Course of Studies

The duration of the course of study is two semesters. Students study in Hanover during the first Semester and stay at one of our ten EULISP partner universities during the second. The one-semester stay abroad is a fixed component of the programme of study. The year of study concludes with a graduation ceremony at which the degree certificates are awarded to the graduates.