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Lyon Catholic University (UCLy - Faculté de Droit) LL.M. in International Business Law (Master 1)
Lyon Catholic University (UCLy - Faculté de Droit)

LL.M. in International Business Law (Master 1)

Lyon, France

1 Years


Full time

20 May 2024

Sep 2024

EUR 9,500 *


* Home or European Economic Area Students: 9500 EUR. Non-European Economic Area Students: 11000 EUR


LL.M. in International Business Law offers four alternative tracks. The master 1 programs are delivered through lectures, presentations, and seminars during each semester.

This English taught program is opened to law graduates wishing to develop a career in international business law. It is intensive and fast-paced bringing the students on a high growth learning experience throughout the 10 months of its duration.


This program will introduce students to core topics in international business law and develop their knowledge and understanding of core issues through a combination of exams, individual assignments, and teamwork exercises. It covers, International Business Law, International Contract Law, International Trade Law, Private International Law, European and Comparative Competition Law, Ethics in International Business Law, Corporate Governance, and Dispute Resolution depending on the Track they choose. Students will benefit from lectures, presentations, and seminars during the program.

Students of the LL.M. in International Business Law enrolled on a double degree track can receive a dual degree delivered by UCLy & National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland) or UCLy & the City Law School, University of London (United Kingdom) or UCLy & The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, USA).

Graduates can further their legal education by gaining an understanding of specific areas of international business law. Graduates will develop useful skills in legal research, reasoning, drafting, advocacy, and teamwork skills. These skills are highly sought after by employers.


An LL.M. in International Business Law is a French Master 1 degree in partnership with state university Lyon 2. It offers 3 alternative tracks:

  • Lyon track: Two semesters in Lyon (from September to May). Successful students will be awarded an LL.M. in International Business Law (French official Master 1 degree) and an LL.M. degree from Lyon Catholic University.
  • Maynooth track (dual diploma): One semester in Lyon (from September to December) and one semester in Ireland, at our partner University, Maynooth (from January to May). Students will attend classes at UCLy and Maynooth University. Successful students will be awarded an LL.M. in International Business Law (French official Master 1 degree) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) by Maynooth University.
  • London track (dual diploma): Two trimesters in London at City Law School, University of London(September-December & January-March), and one trimester in Lyon (April-September). Students will attend classes at UCLy and City Law School, University of London. Successful students will be awarded an LL.M. in International Business Law (French official Master 1 degree) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) by City Law School, University of London.



Students attend international conferences on a variety of topics:

  • International Symposium – International Arbitration In The context of Global Trade and Investments in November 2017 at UCLy
  • International Symposium – Smart Contracts & Blockchain technologies in May 2018 at UCLy
  • International Symposium – Multinational Corporations (and other International Economic Entities) Facing Human Rights Violations on 14th February 2019 at UCLy
  • International Symposium – Judicial Control of Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation, and Public Policy on 26th and 27th April 2019 at UCLy

Students can also attend conferences given by visiting scholars and practitioners on a variety of topics (i.e. EU Legislation on Data Protection, European Union, Digitalization and the law, Common law etc).


Our students benefit from a mentoring system. Our staff will also help you with your administrative papers and provide you with guidance for your internship search.

International Mooting Competition

UCLy students have participated in various Mooting Competition (i.e. ELSA Moot, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot) and ICC Commercial Mediation Moot Competition.

French classes

Students can study French while studying at UCLy. French classes as foreign language courses are proposed free of charge.

Accommodation for our students

Our accommodation department will help you in finding suitable accommodation for your stay in Lyon, Depending on the kind of accommodation you are looking for and your budget (ideal rent, etc), our accommodation department can also help you with your research and the renting process.

Members of our accommodation department can help you throughout the process in several languages. They speak French, English, Spanish or Italian.


Study visits are an integral part of the program. In recent years, students visited the WTO and WIPO on study visits.

Extra-Curricular Activities for students

Lyon truly is great, regardless of what anyone likes to do. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, climbing, or taking leisure nature walks.

There are many restaurants proposing a wide spectrum of food specialties (French, Italian, Thai, Japanese, Indian, etc). You will even find a few new Michelin stars if you are a gourmet, several parks in the city, museums, theaters, and ruins. If you are looking for original options, these include an ostrich farm, visiting the wineries where typical wines are produced (Bourgogne wines, Côtes du Rhone wines), or visiting the museum of dolls.

Our students usually take advantage of the central location of Lyon. Students travel to nearby locations for example skiing resorts (Chamonix, Méribel, les 2 Alpes, Alpe Huez, etc); Lake Miribel offers a great swimming beach in summer, there is a hiking and trekking site in the region and a particle accelerator near Geneva that nerds can visit by asking a permit from the government. Switzerland and Italy are bus ride away for less than 10 euros, and for 15 euros or so, Belgium, Paris, Spain, or Greece. You can fly to European cities and other regions from Lyon airport.

  • Enrique from Venezuela (Promotion 2017-2018) highly recommends the Light Festival, which takes place every year on 8th December.
  • Julie from France (Promotion 2017-2018) suggests cultural visits to Lyon, which is a former Roman city, famous for its silk trade and a strong cultural heritage. She enjoyed traveling to other cities or other countries.

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