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Class of 2022 graduated on 14 July 2022!

We were delighted to be able to once again hold a full-blown graduation to celebrate our students’ achievements with their families and friends as well as ILF lecturers and administrative staff. We are proud of the ILF graduating class of 51 students from 24 nations comprising 38 graduates from the LL.M. Finance program and 13 graduates from the LL.M. International Finance program.

See News and Photos of the Graduation Ceremony and Dinner&Dance.

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LL.M. Programs

The ILF offers two specialised LL.M. Programs which will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet.  

LL.M. Finance

The LL.M. Finance degree program will train you not only to deal with but also to excel in this increasingly important area where the worlds of international law and global finance meet. Up to about 50 students will be admitted in order to ensure academic excellence and direct, personal contact between students and the faculty. The LL.M. Finance program may be done part-time by completing the regular one-year program in 2 years. 



LL.M. International Finance

Graduates from Asia holding a first degree in law, business or economics and who have good academic records are eligible to apply to join our Master of Laws in International Banking, Securities and Finance program. We offer excellent interdisciplinary and practice-oriented training specially focused on the needs of Asian students. A special Legal and Management Training program is also held during the semester break.



The Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) is a center for academic excellence in teaching and research. It was established as a non-profit foundation in 2002 by Goethe University Frankfurt am Main with the support of many prominent institutions.

Leading commercial banks and international law firms, the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hesse, as well as the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank have been actively involved in the ILF right from the planning stages until today. 

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are accessible to all ILF students

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from all over the world

Accreditation of both
LL.M. Programs until 2029

Internship Placements
at top law firms and isntitutions

Upcoming Events

9th Annual Conference on the Banking Union on 22 September 2022

This year's conference will focus on the environmental dimension of banking regulation and on the social and governance aspects of ESG.

Orientation Meeting for ILF Class of 2022/23 on 5 October 2022

The Orientation Meeting for the ILF  LL.M. Finance and LL..M International Finance Class of 2022/23 will be held in-person on Campus Westend on 5…

European Digital Finance Programme (EDFP)

The EDFP is the first educational program specifically dedicated to capacity building in the area of digital finance. The program provides executive…


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