The Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) as an international competence center in the field of Law and Finance is educating executives from Germany and abroad. With a variety of different events it contributes to the advancement of the financial hub Frankfurt and the strengthening of the German capital market.
Master of Laws Program. The ILF is active in the area of postgraduate education. It organizes, among other things, the English language program Master of Laws – LL.M. (Finance) – which covers the whole spectrum of financial market and corporate law and their economic fundamentals and is aimed towards law and business/economics graduates. Participation is limited to at most 50 interested students, who can choose between 2 full time or 4 part time semesters.
Courses and events. In spring and late summer, the ILF offers two two-week German language courses in corporate law and banking and capital market law. These courses are targeted towards young German lawyers, shortly before career entry, who want to further their education. Moreover the ILF together with the Universities of Deusto, Tilburg and Strassbourg takes a leading part in the Erasmus Mundus Program “European Master in Transnational Trade Law and Finance” which is sponsored by the European Commission. Furthermore, among the regularly scheduled events of the Institute are the Coporate Finance Summit in May, with business and legal panels.
Research and political consulting. The scientists of the ILF support legislative projects with research and advice in the fields of corporate law, banking and capital market law. To this end, scientific conferences and dicussion events on current affairs take place. Research output at the ILF is documented with a proprietary book series as well as a proprietary working paper series.
The ILF was founded by the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2002 as a university foundation.