The MUST programme was founded in 2001 and is organized by the Law Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in cooperation with the International University Club Munich (IUCM).
The programme aims to give a basic understanding of European Union Law and German Law.
The European Union is one of the largest economic areas in the world. Within the European Union, Germany is an important member in terms of both population and economic output. Doing business in Europe and Germany requires a thorough knowledge of the legal system and the norms and regulations governing the transaction in question. There is an increasing demand for foreign lawyers with a basic understanding of European and German law.
Lawyers with the corresponding background will be able to collaborate with German lawyers in cross-border transactions or to work in Germany. In addition, having an understanding of another legal system enhances the intellectual capabilities necessary for excellence both in legal practice and academia. German legal scholarship, in particular, is renowned for its systematic approach to law.
Last but not least, this programme will bring together excellent lawyers and law students from a variety of countries, providing the opportunity to create a network of programme alumni. The Faculty of Law at Munich University is eager to support a network of this kind and provides a website for alumni affairs.