LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice is a programme conducted by Lazarski University together with the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg in collaboration with Boston University.

The programme focuses on legal issues in international business and commerce, solving disputes and transborder legal practice. The LL.M. programme for lawyers from outside the US jurisdiction offers a special focus on US law.

Two locations in Central Europe (Budapest and Warsaw) and a two-week session format are a great advantage for those unable to spend a whole year away from their jobs and/or for people who might have difficulties in getting a visa to study in the USA. Programme participants are awarded an LL.M. title by Lazarski University. The best graduates of Lazarski University's LL.M. programme have the opportunity to be awarded the LL.M. title of Boston University.

In order to obtain an LL.M. diploma at the Łazarski University, students are required to attend three sessions (usually held in Budapest and Warsaw).

A diploma requires obtaining 21 credits over three sessions.

The best students can get nine credits through attending a session organised by Boston University that is held in Budapest. The BU sessions are usually held in the second fortnight of June.

In order to receive an LL.M. diploma of Lazarski University, a student can attend all the sessions in Warsaw (over three consecutive years) or all the sessions in Budapest or can combine the sessions, attending some of them in Warsaw and some in Budapest.


Our cooperation covers the  LL.M. Transnational Commercial Practice programme.

Its participants are awarded the LL.M. title by Lazarski University. Additionally, they have the opportunity to obtain a dual LL.M. title of the Boston University.

Founded in 1872, the Boston University School of Law is ranked among top 20 out of over 200 law faculties accredited by the American Bar Association.

Our cooperation covers the following study programmes: International Legal Skills and LL.M. Transnational Commercial Practice.

After completing our programme, the students become professionals effectively using legal regulations on an international level in various jurisdictions. They are also awarded a prestigious CILS certificate, confirming their abilities.

CILS is an Austrian non-profit research institute. Its essential purpose is to promote legal knowledge among members of the international legal community. Founded in 1976, it has ever since been disseminating knowledge through trainings, legal publications and cooperation with other centres around the world.

Our cooperation covers the LL.M. Transnational Commercial Practice programme.

The programme’s participants attend classes both at Lazarski University in Warsaw and in Budapest. 

Established in 1635, the Eötvös Loránd University is a prestigious academy with a tradition going back several centuries. It boasts one of the best law faculties in Hungary.


LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Transactions candidates must have a higher education degree in law and should have relevant academic and professional competences. Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate competence in English at the B2 level. Candidates should present a certificate or another document confirming their level of language competence.

Session prices:

  • the regular price is USD 3,600 for the spring session (Budapest or Warsaw) and USD 5,400 for the June session organised by Boston University (in Budapest).
  • However, a special offer for Polish and Ukrainian lawyers has been prepared, reducing session costs by 50%, i.e. to USD 1,800 for the spring session and USD 2,700 for the June session.

More information about the programme: www.legaledu.net

More information about the programme:

Enrolment is held at: www.legaledu.net


2017 LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice sessions:

Budapest, 12-15 March 2017

  • Regional Trade Organizations Professor Miklós Király
  • International Business Transactions Professor Roger Hiatt
  • Case Studies in Crossborder Litigation Professor Dennis Campbell, Professor Joseph Hetrick



Warsaw, 26 March-8 April 2017

  • European Union Law Dominika Harasimiuk, PhD
  • Comparative Legal Systems Professor Anna Konert
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Professor David DeBenedetti

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The Transnational Commercial Practice LLM Program of the Lazarski University/Center for International Legal Studies provides an invaluable experience to learn more about international law and business while building your professional network. The professors and curriculum are top notch. I look forward to the next set of classes in 2014.

Lindsay A. Curcio
Lawyer, United States

The unique academic benefit of this program is that the professors are practicing lawyers. They have international experience, which gives the students a rich opportunity to learn the law from a practical view.

Ibrahim Farris
Lawyer, Palestine

I was wrong when I thought that two weeks at CILS were too short to get to know everyone well. However, not only did I get to know everyone, I also learned from everyone. Our professors had a high level of knowledge… and came down to our level of comprehension, lifting us to their level of understanding. As for my colleagues, we worked as an intellectual family.

Waleed Alayoub
Lawyer, Kuwait

[The program] added a lot of useful professional and practical experience. It is a really great experience to learn about different jurisdictions all around the globe.

Amhed El-Gammal
Lawyer, Egypt

A once in a lifetime experience! I highly recommend this program.

John Tollefssen
Lawyer, United States

Excellent teachers, exciting subjects, a good atmosphere, interesting colleagues - these two weeks studying in Warsaw were most worthwhile.

Utz Kador
Lawyer, Germany

This LLM program is unique in that it brings together a diverse group of students consisting of lawyers and business people with a wide array od expertise, as well as from geographical locations with very different legal/regulatory cultures. We interact with professors and seminar speakers during the classes, at the dining halls and in social gatherings during the entire residence period.

Lizhe Sun
Lawyer, China

The two-week intensive program takes place at reputable universities, remarkable places, and with very competent professors. It is a great opportunity to enhance your academic and professional skills, perform good networking with people from all over the world and obtain an LL.M degree without the need to spend a long time away from home and work.

Lucas Leite Marques
Lawyer, Brazil

The CILS/Lazarski LLM program promised the opportunity to become knowledgeable regarding transnational commercial practices. CILS/Lazarski delivered on their promise. It is hard to say which part of the program was the most valuable and so I woll simplay say it has been a great experience and I would highly recommend the program.

Stanley Parry
Lawyer, United States

Coming for the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practices has impacted my life in different and diverse ways. I got to meet wonderful and interesting people; two weekends of intensive training with different international view points from the interactive classes that expanded my legal reasoning, wonderful food and beautiful scenery. I recommend this course to all lawyers. I am glad I came.

Paulice Tarfa
Lawyer, Nigeria