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European Private Law (LLM)

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Would you like to look beyond the letter of the law – discuss the justice and politics of private law rules? Do you want to challenge yourself to become the best private lawyer you can be? Learn to solve private law issues across European jurisdictions? Come and study European Private Law at the University of Amsterdam.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from European Private Law tell you in this video what you can expect from this programme and they discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

The study programme

Today, many important private law questions no longer stop at national and disciplinary borders. Lawyers – working in legal practice – national and EU institutions, international corporations, NGOs and academia are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of European and international origin.

This Master’s track provides you with the knowledge and skills for working in an international legal environment. Interactive learning is essential in the intensive module European Private Law in Practice. This course is part of the experiential learning programme of the Amsterdam Law Practice.

Is this programme for you?

Do you want insights and knowledge about private law issues in a rapidly changing world? This LLM programme provides you with a thorough understanding of the European and international aspects of private law, and of the economic, social and political forces driving its Europeanisation and globalisation.

Students holding a Dutch university Bachelor’s degree in Law and PPLE can be directly admitted to the programme. International students with a comparable academic degree are also admissible. Applications are assessed by the Admissions Board. If you hold a different Bachelor’s degree, please consult our list of admission requirements in the Teaching and Examinations Regulations.

Interactive learning

Interactive learning in the intensive module 'European Private Law in Practice', as part of the experiential learning programme of the Amsterdam Law Practice

Unique combination

Unique combination of black-letter law and critical/theoretical approaches

Small sized international classroom

The small sized classroom provides an excellent opportunity to engage in interesting legal debates

Teaching by experts

Our lecturers are internationally renowned experts conducting innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique

After graduation

Thanks to its ‘in context’ approach, the LLM European Private Law forms flexible, critical, problem-driven and curious lawyers. They can easily adapt to different kinds of practices and functions in the private and public sector. Students who have finished a Bachelor’s programme at the UvA before joining our Master’s programme, qualify for the legal professions in the Netherlands (‘civiel effect’). Students who have a Bachelor’s diploma from another Dutch university should read more about the conditions (in Dutch).

Student Johannes
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The Master’s in European Private Law offers the chance to acquire the knowledge that makes you a truly European lawyer. Johannes, graduate 2016-2017 Meet our students and lecturers
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Diploma LLM European Private Law
Type Regulier onderwijs
Vorm Voltijd , deeltijd
Studielast 60 EC, 12 maanden
Voertaal Engels
Start Februari , september
CROHO-code 60412