Our students can give you an insight into the Master’s programme European Private Law. They talk about their studies and about living in Amsterdam. Read the interviews and view the list of our academic staff.
‘European Private Law exposed me to interesting discussions on various aspects of EU and national legislation and also provided unique insights into legal theory, politics, and policy-making. The programme helped me become a more complete lawyer each course encouraged us to engage in critical analysis of the legal issues at hand and the solutions offered at law rather than just monotonously study legal provisions. This working method was possible because we were taught in small groups by engaged lecturers who really cared about each student’s development.’
‘Discussing other legal systems with my peers was really interesting. One of my fellow students is a practising lawyer in England and most other students have practical experience which can be very useful during discussions. We analysed cases from the point of view of different legal systems: what would a German judge think of this English case? This helps improve your analytical skills and teaches you why countries hold on to certain concepts when negotiating EU harmonization measures.’
‘European Private Law offers the chance to acquire the knowledge that makes you a truly European lawyer. The professors challenged my views on how the law works, as they drew our attention to the critical issues of Private Law in the EU right now. The enthusiasm with which the professors encouraged me to discover new areas of law, but also made me rethink ideas, which I had until then considered to be self-evident. It helped me to develop a deeper understanding of the issues in European Private Law, based on a comprehensive insight into the dynamics at play in various areas of the law.’