Brexit, trade wars, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, new trade and investment agreements – the rules that govern the global economy are changing fast. In this Master's track, part of the LLM International and European Law, students learn to operate, analyse, and debate the international legal framework that sustains, ordains, and contains the global economy.
This track focuses on the rules of the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO), which provide the legal framework for the multilateral trading system and its regional agreements, and the rules governing the protection of transnational investments.
After studying the key aspects of the international legal regimes governing trade and investment and their dispute settlement mechanisms, you will take a practical course on trade or investment. Guided by lecturers with experience in international adjudication and rule-making, students assume the role of lawyers, diplomats or adjudicators in simulated negotiations, arbitrations and trade disputes. These courses are 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 small group of students representing many nationalities makes for an intimate and friendly atmosphereLoek Foster, LLM International Trade and Investment Law ’18 Read more stories from students
Graduates of this track pursue careers in international law firms, governments and international organisations, or as legal advisers to companies or NGOs with an international focus. Students who have a qualifying bachelor’s degree and want to obtain a ‘civiel effect’ certificate must complete 10 EC in selected EU Law courses and papers. This will allow you to qualify as a lawyer following this degree.
|Degree programme||LLM International and European law|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|