The Public International Law track is designed to prepare graduates for an international career in European or international institutions, international business, law firms, government departments or non-governmental organisations.
The ever increasing importance and complexity of public international law is reflected in an increasing demand for professionals specializing in this area of law. The Public International Law track prepares you for a wide range of career paths. Our graduates can for example be found in:
Amsterdam Law School offers students information, workshops and individual vocational counseling through its Career Services Programme.
The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) has compiled: hollandalumni.nl, a website about finding a job in the Netherlands for international students.
‘I joined UvA to further my ambition of working in the field of human rights and environmental law. My time at UvA was and will continue to be a key step in helping me realise this ambition.'
‘I am currently working as a legal consultant in Brussels, where I am directly involved in providing legal and policy advice to the European Union institutions.’
‘I grew up in Suriname and was a peer educator at the age of 12, connected to a local NGO that also worked on ensuring Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights.’ Morillio now works for Simavi, a non-profit organization aiming to improve health conditions of people in marginalised communities in Africa and Asia.
‘Even with a background in public international law, it is possible to work at a corporate law firm like De Brauw. In fact, I am able to very regularly put into practice what I have learned at both the UvA and the University of Cambridge.’
‘I started as a Blue Book trainee at the Directorate-General for Justice and Gender Equality. I became an assistant policy officer on the rights of the child following completion of the traineeship. In June 2017, I moved to my current position.’
‘During my degree and with the support of my professors and teachers, I also gained invaluable professional experience with the Netherlands Permanent Mission to the UN and Human Rights Watch in New York.’
‘I became deeply interested in state responsibility and human rights law during my Master’s in International and European Law at the UvA. Amsterdam Law School offers an ideal Master’s in this field, as students can tailor the programme to meet their individual interests and needs.’
‘At the International Law Division, we deal with the practice of almost all fields of international law, for instance human rights law, trade and investment law, treaty law, and the law of the sea.’