List of courses 2019-2020

List of English taught courses for Incoming Exchange Students @ Faculty of Law

Jump to:

Important remarks

Please note that the List of English taught courses for the upcoming academic year 2019-2020 may still be subject to some changes throughout the coming months. The List is to be considered 'final' as off mid of July.

Regardless from the specialization domain in the home university, all Incoming Exchange students at our Faculty of Law are free to choose courses from the hereunder list, being both Law and Criminology courses.

All offered courses are Master level courses. No Bachelor courses are offered.

Course selection

When clicking on the course title, the ECTS sheet of the concerned course will show, providing more information on the previous knowledge needed to be able to enroll for the course (indispensable for e.g. European Taxation, International Taxation, ...), the aims of the course, a small course description and the evaluation method. Please read through this information carefully before deciding to select a course as part of your program.

Numerus clausus

All courses hereunder mentioned are free to be chosen by Incoming Exchange students. Any reference to a numerus clausus on the ECTS sheet of the concerned course would refer to the Leuven Students only. Exception on this rule is the course 'International Arbitration'  - cfr comment 4.



Make sure to build your program with a 'healthy' mix of 3-4-6 ECTS courses and to not overload your program with 3 ECTS courses only.  A semester workload equals 30 ECTS (60 ECTS for a year). This equals to a 6 (max 7)-course workload per semester.


1 Discrimination Law: Course only taught every 2 years. The course will be taught during AY 2019-2020, not during 2020-2021, then again during 2021-2022 and so on.

2 History of International Law: Former Dutch course 'Geschiedenis van het Internationale Recht' that will be taught in English starting the AY 2019-2020. English ECTS sheet of the course not available yet.

3 International and European Human Rights Law: As off AY 2018-2019 and due to the reformation of our Law program, the course International and European Human Rights Law became part of our Bachelor program and is no longer considered as a Master level course. Additionally this course changed from a 6 ECTS indication to 5 ECTS. Due to the high interest for many incoming Exchange students however, this course remains available to all Incoming Exchange students.

4  International Arbitration: Only a limited amount of full year Exchange students will be able to follow this course. More information on the specific registration procedure will be communicated via the messaging system to the students directly during the 1st semester. If this course is mentioned in the Learning Agreement prior to the exchange, it will always be approved provisionally.

5 Negotiation: Only students who are registered for a full year exchange as well as having already a certain knowledge on Negotiation (having followed at least an Introductory course in Negotation or Mediation) can take on this course, to be considered as an 'Advanced' course starting the AY 2019-2020. Students taking up this module will be asked to sign a Commitment Statement by which they accept the class participation criteria.

6 Behavioural Sciences and the Law: Course normally taught during our 2nd semester program, but exceptionally taught during our 1st semester of the AY 2019-2020. As off 2020-2021it will be taught again during the 2nd semester.

7 Victimology and the Criminal Justice System: New course that will be taught starting AJ 2019-2020. For the time being only the Dutch ECTS course sheet is available.


Courses in English

Course ID Course Title Professor semester ECTS
C02M0A Behavioral Sciences and the Law 6 Anne-Lise Sibony first semester 3
C06B1A Constitutional Law of the European Union, including discussion sessions Elise Muir first semester
C08G7C Discrimination Law, including discussion sessions1                                            taught in 2019-2020, not in 2020-2021    Stefan Sottiaux first semester      (2-yearly course!) 3
C06B8A European Criminal Law, including discussion sessions Frank Verbruggen first semester
C06B5A European Financial Regulation Veerle Colaert first semester 4
C06B9A European Insurance Law  Caroline Van Schoubroeck first semester 4
C00C9A European Legal History  Randall Lesaffer first semester 4
A05E3A European Perspectives on Religion and Meaning        Anna Maria Cäcilia Mayer first semester 3
C07B0B European Social Security Law Paul Schoukens first semester 3
C03J1C History of International Law 2 Randall Lesaffer first semester 3
C05D2B International and European Family Property law  Wilbert Kolkman first semester 3
C00J0B International and European Human Rights Law 3 Koen Lemmens first semester 5
C08B3A International Business Law, including discussion sessions Matthias Edward Storme first semester
C05B2A International Taxation, including discussion sessions Luc De Broe first semester 6
B0B07A Law and Religion  Henri Torfs first semester


C01M8A Social Policy and Law, including discussion sessions                          (former 'Global Social Law' course together with 'Labour, Policy and Law') Paul Schoukens / Danny Pieters first semester 6
C00C5B The Law of International Organizations, including discussion sessions Jan Wouters  first semester 6
C08B4B The Law of the World Trade Organization Geert Van Calster / Jan Wouters  first semester 3


Course ID Course Title Professor semester ECTS
C07G3B Chinese Law from a European Perspective Jan Wouters second semester 3
C01L8A Comparative Constitutional Law Christian Behrendt (odd years) / Stefan Sottiaux (even years) second semester 3
C05I3A Cybercrime and Crime Control in a Digitsing World   Michele Panzavolta second semester 3
C01C0D Economic Analysis of Law Joeri Vananroye  second semester 3
C07G2A European Banking and Investment Services Law  Veerle Colaert second semester 4
C06G0B European Company Law Maria Wyckaert second semester 3
C03D5A European Contract Law, including discussion sessions Thomas Kadner second semester
C06B7C EU Economic Law (Internal market and Competition)                    former 'European Competition Law' course Wouter Devroe second semester 3
C06B4B European Labour Law Christiaan Engels / Frank Hendrickx second semester 3
C05D4C European Legal Theory Luc Wintgens second semester 3
C05B3A European Taxation, including discussion sessions Axel Cordewener second semester 6
C09B2B Humanitarian and Security Law from a European Perspective Jan Wouters second semester 3
C08B5B International Arbitration 4 (NUMERUS CLAUSUS) Hans Van Houtte second semester 3
C09B9B International Criminal Law Frank Verbruggen second semester 3
C07B2A Judicial Protection in the European Union, including discussion sessions Elise Muir second semester
C01M7A Labour Policy and Law, including discussion sessions                    (former 'Global Social Law' course together with 'Social Policy and Law') Valerio Di Stefano second semester 6
C07I7B Law and Anthropology

Lucia Bellucci ('18-'19)   (Marie-Claire Foblets '19-'20)

second semester 3
C05D5C Legal History Stephan Dusil second semester 3
C03K5B Advanced Negotiation 5 Alain Laurent Verbeke second semester 3
C00J2B Private International Law (former 'Conflict of Laws' course) Geert Van Calster second semester  6
C09B8A Public International Law, including discussion sessions Jan Wouters second semester
C07B3D The Court of Justice and the Emerging Common Law of Europe Arthur Dyevre second semester 3
C09B3D The Law of External Relations of the E.U. Geert De Baere second semester 3
C05I7A Transport Law Wouter Verheyen second semester 3


Course ID Course Title Professor semester ECTS
C0518A Global Law  N. full year 3
C01K9A Introduction to a non-European legal system: Japanese Law Tamio Nakamura / Dimitri Vanoverbeke full year 3



Courses in English


Course ID Course Title Professor semester ECTS
C08C7A Criminological Theories and Models of Law Enforcement Letizia Paoli first semester 6
C09C2A Psychology, Law and Criminal Justice Geert Vervaeke first semester 6
C09C7A Restorative Justice Ivo Aertsen first semester 6
C04C9A Terrorism, Organized and Corporate Crime  Letizia Paoli first semester 6
C02A0A Victimology and the Criminal Justice System 7 Anthony Pemberton first semester 5
C09C0A International Police and Judicial Cooperation Dirk Van Daele second semester 6
C09C3A Political Crimes and Transitional Justice Pietro Sullo second semester 6
C09C5A Juvenile Justice and Youth Criminology Stefaan Pleysier second semester 6
C00K7B Global Criminology N. full year 3