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LL.M. Finance Program 2024/25 starts in October 2024! Apply Now!

Join our incoming international group of students who will start the program at the ILF, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, on 2 October 2024.

We are still accepting applications for the Ll.M. Finance Program 2024/25 and welcome you to participate in an exciting and a most rewarding year of study with us!


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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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Upcoming Events

Guest Lecture: Prof. Yao Jianlong - "The Criminal Justice System in China"

Upcoming ILF Guest Lecture: The well-known expert on the criminal law of the People's Republic of China, Professor Yao Jianlong, will speak…

Graduation Event for ILF Class of 2024

On Thursday, 18 July 2024, the ILF will be holding its graduation ceremony for the graduates of the LL.M. Finance as well as LL.M. International…

DAJV Annual Conference

The German American Lawyers‘ Association is proud to welcome our colleagues from the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to our annual…


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