Amsterdam Law School offers two Master tracks in International Criminal Law: a joint program with Columbia Law School and a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at our Amsterdam Law School. Both tracks focus on international and transnational criminal law as distinct fields of legal study. We aim to train a new generation of criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending disciplinary borders.
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We offer a curriculum that enhances a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues of international and cross-border justice and the development of academic skills through in-depth analysis and experiential learning.
ICL JP starts with a first semester at the Amsterdam Law School that includes an introduction to common and civil law and procedural and substantive law of international courts and tribunals. You will visit The Hague, city of international justice, and work with international renowned practitioners, including judges and prosecutors of the International Criminal Court. We offer a range of elective courses such as international humanitarian law, human rights law and the theory and history of international law. Students will move to New York at the end of the 1st semester.
At least one course in your study programme is part of the Amsterdam Law Practice, our unique experiential education. A contemporary way of learning, in which you learn by doing and develop your professional identity by reflecting on who you are as a legal professional.
The Master's programme in International Criminal Law - Joint Program is a selective, specialised programme open to a limited number of motivated, ambitious students. A selection procedure applies whereby students with the most competitive applications will be admitted to the programme.
We have the following entry requirements:
The University of Amsterdam offers two tracks under its Master's programme on International Criminal Law. The second, other track offered by Amsterdam Law School offers a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law. The first semester is generally similar to this joint programme. The second semester comprises international and transnational criminal law courses and opportunities for internships, law clinics and research for courts and tribunals in the Netherlands.
What I really liked about this LLM is that it offers the unique chance to study the subject of International Criminal Law in two cities.Laura Burens, student International Criminal Law Read more stories from students
This joint LLM programme prepares you for a career in international criminal law. Graduates will be singularly qualified to assume leadership roles in the world of international criminal courts and tribunals. This includes the International Criminal Court (ICC), national legal institutions and law firms, and international criminal law academia and ministries of foreign affairs, justice and defence.
|Degree programme||LLM International Criminal Law|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|