Much legal research arises from social issues. Science can help solve societal problems, but our researchers also become inspired by the questions and challenges of societal stakeholders. The collaboration also provides our researchers with fruitful access to unique data, more qualitative data sources and valuable working knowledge.
The Amsterdam Law Hub is a breeding ground for innovation in the field of social legal services. Students and staff of the Amsterdam Law School work here together with community partners, legal social entrepreneurs and established partners. Through (networking) events, collaborative programs with the municipality, zuidas and the Ministry of Justice, the Law Hub connects researchers to relevant partners.
In the Amsterdam Law Clinics, selected master's students work on behalf of clients on matters of public interest. Individuals or organizations working on cases or projects with a public interest and looking for additional expertise to solve a legal issue can get in touch. For example, a dedicated team from one of the clinics could help set up strategic litigation or provide support by conducting legal research.