European Legal Information Study Programme, University of Hannover

Masters 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.


Location: Hannover, Germany

Single/Double Diploma: Double

Language: English and German

Number of Places/Students per year: information not provided yet

Duration: 2 Semesters (1st semester in Hanover, 2nd semester at one of our 12 partner universities all over Europe)

Price/Fee: No study fees for the 1st semester, only an enrollment fee (approx. 380 €, 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)

Scholarships: information not provided yet


Application Process:


  1. EU-Applicants: 15th of July,
  2. Non-EU-Applicants: 31st of May (for the upcoming winter semester)

Necessary Documents:

For German graduates, there is a precondition for the participation in this post-graduate course of studies, which is the first state law examination. Students with a foreign degree need to have acquired a first job-qualifying legal degree comparable to the German first state law examination. According to the EU-guideline 89/48/EWG, university degrees for lawyers within Europe must be considered equivalent, if they are based upon at least three-year successful university studies.  Knowledge of at least one foreign language (either english or german) needs to be proven by all applicants.

Concerning technical knowledge, we presuppose sufficient knowledge of office and internet use. Additional knowledge is imparted during the course.

Concerning the second semester  in United Kingdom, special language tests (TOEFL or IELTS) are   required.

Selection procedure:

Within the framework of the admission procedure, a two-tiered selection process is conducted. Some of the university places are exclusively awarded according to the criterion ‘mark of the first state law examination’. You should have an honours degree to be able to qualify for a university place in this way.

Among the remaining applicants, further students are chosen independently of their examination result. The application documents are assessed according to the criterion ‘special qualifications within the field of legal informatics’. In this case, job activities (also along with studies), internships, legal clerkships, stays abroad, seminars and publications etc. are instrumental. 

All qualifications need to be proven by means of reports which clearly identify their relation with legal informatics. In order to enable us to assess your qualifications by means of your application documents, please arrange them meaningfully and explain the reasons for your application in a Letter of Motivation.


Program Structure:

Courses ( ECTS)

  • Compulsory: Introduction to Legal Informatics and Data Protection Law, European Regulation and Comparataive Legal Aspects in the Information Society, including Competition Law
  • Optional: Fundamental Aspects of Information Science, Security and Computing, European IP Law, Copyright Law
  • Thesis:Yes


LLM Contact (Phone Number + website):

Prof. Dr. Christian Heinze, LL.M. (Cambridge), Programme Coordinator and
Head of the Institute for Legal Informatics


By Madalina Enea




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