Why should apply to the TADS LLM

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A word from the Director

“In this LLM programme the students have the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of transnational arbitration and other means of dispute settlement by paying attention to both substantial and procedural issues, in the most important arbitration venue in the world, while being taught by several of the most prominent scholars and practitioners.”

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo
Professor at Sciences Po Law School, Director of the TADS LLM
Member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law
Associate of the Institute of International Law,
Secretary-General of the International Academy of Comparative Law

Content of the Programme

First term

Mandatory Lectures

Second term

In construction.

Third Term

Internship or Thesis.


Perspectives from Alumni

“At TADS, you are in the driver’s seat!” Lucas Pestana Macedo,
TADS3 Graduate

Every class is taught by the best professors in the field, which frequently means meeting the “legends” who have penned the textbooks. Likewise, leading practitioners will host you and your colleagues for 8-hour practical workshops on varied subjects, from the cross-examination of witnesses to the selection of arbitrators. The fact that SciencesPo is based in Paris, such a hub for international arbitration, only enriched my experience”.

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“The Drive to Create a Better World”
Afia Kwakwa, Graduate of the joint JD/LL.M. programme between Columbia Law School and Sciences Po Law School, TADS3

“At Sciences Po, my degree is specialized. The LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement lends itself to a smaller class setting and courses which are more specific to my future career plans”.
Afia Kwakwa was recently selected by the International Court of Justice to participate in the 2020-21 Judicial Fellow programme. 

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Faculty Profiles