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Connecting with Society

Social Engagement through Education and Research
The education and research at the Amsterdam Law School are shaped by various projects that directly engage with society at large: the Amsterdam Law Hub, the Amsterdam Law Practice, the Amsterdam Law Clinic, and innovative research projects.

Migrants at work: What works?

The Polish carpenter and the Syrian hairdresser: Although many migrants manage to secure a livelihood, some migrant groups find themselves at a disadvantage on the jobs market. Tesseltje De Lange conducts research into the employment integration of people with a migration background.

New website Judges in Utopia

Judges in Utopia focuses on the role of the judiciary in the development of private law in the EU, especially the interaction between the civil-law judiciary and the Court of Justice. In addition to information on research projects, publications and scheduled events, the website also has a blog with actual affairs.

Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab

A local five-year research project is investigating the societal impact of blockchain and the legislation needed to regulate the application of that technology. The ERC awarded a grant of 1.5 million euros to the project “Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab” headed by researcher Balázs Bodó.
Amsterdam Law Hub
The Amsterdam Law Hub is a breeding ground for innovation, education, and research in the field of social legal services. Students, start-ups, legal advice centres, and social partners join forces to resolve legal issues.
Experiential Education
The Amsterdam Law Practice inspires and motivates students to engage in research and deepen their knowledge. Students learn by doing while bridging the gap with society by working with fellow students on seeking solutions to social issues.

Free Legal Advice Centre

The Free Legal Advice Centre has 6 clinics at which Master’s students answer legal queries involving consumer law, the law of obligations (contracts), social security law, tenancy law, labour law, criminal law, administrative law, and tax law.

Start-up Incubator

The Start-up Incubator provides support, investment and the right connections to start-ups whose aim is to facilitate access to the legal process. We organise competitions for students, alumni, and staff with good ideas on how to improve access to justice.

Social Partners

In the Law Hub, students and staff collaborate with social partners like PILP, Pro Bono Connect, Bureau Clara Wichmann, Lawyers for Lawyers and Arbeidsmarktresearch. The activities include litigation that pursues the development of the law.