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International Criminal Law - Joint Program with Columbia Law School (International Criminal Law)

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We offer two tracks in International Criminal Law: a joint program with Columbia Law School (track 1) and a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at the Amsterdam Law School (track 2). 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. We have a curriculum that enhances a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues of international and cross-border justice.

Open House

UvA online Open House

This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know this study programme and university life from the comfort of your own home through videos, FAQs and a Campus Tour.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers will tell you what you can expect and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.
Portret of student Laura Burins
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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

The study programme of the two tracks

Both tracks start with a common first semester at the UvA 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 and students who participate in the joint program with Columbia Law School (track 1) will move to New York at the end of the 1st semester. Students enrolled in International and Transnational Criminal Law (track 2) will expand their knowledge to transnational criminal law and will have opportunities to take internships or conduct (interdisciplinary) research that is relevant for courts and tribunals.

At least one course in the 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.

Civiel effect

Graduates who have completed the Master’s in International Criminal Law in addition to a full Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law can qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master). For more information and how to qualify, see student.uva.nl/civieleffect (in Dutch).

Discover the other track

The University of Amsterdam offers two tracks under its Master's programme on International Criminal Law. The other track is entitled International and Transnational Criminal Law.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM International Criminal Law
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66456