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.
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.
All students take part in the compulsory courses: Private Law in a European and International Context, European Contract Law and the module European Private Law in Practice and the special MA thesis programme. For the 30 EC electives you can pick the courses of your choice. At least one course 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.
This Master’s offers the chance to acquire the knowledge that makes you a truly European lawyer.Johannes, graduate 2016-2017 Meet our students and lecturers
Unique combination of black-letter law and critical/theoretical approaches
An excellent opportunity to engage in interesting legal debates
An intensive module as part of the experiential learning programme of the Amsterdam Law Practice
Our lecturers are internationally renowned experts conducting innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique
Thanks to its ‘in context’ approach, 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 at the UvA first, 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).
|Degree programme||LLM European Private Law|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Starts in||February, September|