THEMIS represents a network of top universities which have come together to create a new standard in business law in response to an ever-increasing demand for law professionals with international know-how and expertise.
Students enrolled in the Master’s Program in Business Law also have the opportunity to gain an additional qualification with the THEMIS program. THEMIS is a certificate program with a focus on business law and international law, organized by the International Legal Network of Excellence. The program includes three elements: an exchange semester, an internship, and a seminar.
Students who successfully complete these three elements receive the program’s Joint Certificate in International and Business Law.
The main features of THEMIS Program:
Exchange semester at a renowned Law School abroad: available exchange places and information on the application process can be found in the master exchange section.
Joint Certificate in International and Business Law
Tuition fee waiver: Students are not required to pay tuition fees at the partner university while studying abroad.
Intercultural experience and personal development
Students are required to take at least 30 ECTS credits worth of courses approved by the THEMIS network and to pass at least 24 ECTS credits in order for the semester to be considered valid for the Joint Certificate.
The internship must have an international and business law focus and has ideally be done abroad during the master’s program. The internship should be full-time (40h) and must last for a minimum of six consecutive weeks. For part-time internships please consult the International Office. The content assessment for the internship to be considered valid for the THEMIS-program will be done by the academic director of the master’s program. The internship has to be done close to the exchange time (either shortly before or shortly after your exchange semester).
Here you can find the pre-approvement form.
The THEMIS seminar will be hosted by a THEMIS-partner on a rotating basis. The seminar lasts for 3 days and will be done in form of a block course to a relevant business law topic. The language of instruction is English. Students have to bear all financial obligations related to their participation at the THEMIS seminar (e.g. flight, accommodation, other expenses).
|2021||Maastricht University||Towards cultural standardization? The interplay between (inter)national and European economic law and culture|
|2020||ESADE Law School, Barcelona||Artificial Intelligence & the Law: Challenge or Opportunity?|
|2019||Universidade Nova de Lisboa||Competition Law and the Digital Economy|
|2018||Universität St.Gallen||Law and Corruption|
|2017||Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien||Europe – A Union of the People|
|2016||Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano||Doing Business and Social/Human Rights|
|2015||Freie Universität Berlin||The Role of the ECJ in the European Integration|
|2014||Université Paris Est Créteil - Val de Marne||Financial Crisis|
|2013||Maastricht University||Law and Art|
|2012||ESADE Business School, Barcelona||International Litigation|
|2011||Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano||International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|2009/2010||Freie Universität Berlin||European Contract Law and Economic Law|
|2008||Université Paris Est Créteil - Val de Marne||Intellectual Property|
|2007||ESADE Business School, Barcelona||Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions|
Application requirements and further information
Applications for THEMIS Program places are submitted online in the winter semester. Students have to be enrolled to the WU LLM Business Law program in order to be able to apply for a semester abroad. The application date is announced here. Information to the application can be found here.
For further details please refer to the infosheets of each THEMIS-partner university.