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Amsterdam Law Practice

Amsterdam Law School

The Amsterdam Law Practice is a unique educational programme for Master's students of the Amsterdam Law School. Reflection on your own experiences and the development of a professional identity are central to this programme. As a student, you apply your academic knowledge of the law and the skills you have learned by taking on various legal roles, in practice or in simulated situations. The subjects thus build a bridge to society and the future professional field.

Experience our experiential education
The experiential education of the Amsterdam Law Practice (ALP) ensures a good connection to the future working field. The education programme offers a contemporary way of learning in which reflection on one's own experiences and the development of a professional identity are central. Students learn by doing and work together with other students to solve social problems.

For whom is the Amsterdam Law Practice intended?

All Master's students (except students of the Master's Law & Finance) can take 6 EC experiential courses. On the page about the study programme of your Master's programme you will find more information about the Amsterdam Law Practice subjects you can choose.

What can you do within the Amsterdam Law Practice?

Within the Amsterdam Law Practice there are:

  • Amsterdam Law Clinics: during the clinics students work on legal issues in the social interest. This often involves NGOs or clients with limited resources.
  • Law labs: together with experts from social institutions or companies, students work on solving problems and on innovation.
  • Simulations: students practice the role of a lawyer in hypothetical scenarios. They learn to argue and debate legally. They also write court documents and give oral advice.
  • Mootcourts: students develop their written and oral skills in simulated court cases. Pleading and debating are central to this. Mootcourts are often (inter)nationally competitive. 
  • Internships: unlike a clinic, the supervision of the internships takes place at the internship site. However, students receive extra support from the study programme via lectures on professional responsibility and professional ethics in order to find their place in the professional field.
  • Legal advice centre: students work at a legal aid clinic on a pro bono basis for individual clients.

How do you register?

The study programme of a specific Master's programme mentions which ALP courses are offered. In the Course Catalogue you will find more information about the registration for the relevant courses.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Rosa Lokin-Möhrlein, Coordinator Amsterdam Law Practice, r.mohrlein@uva.nl.