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The UvA is 1 of the 7 highest ranking European universities on the research area law. The Amsterdam Law School has come in 23rd place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
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1 October 2019
Former ACELG PhD researcher Or Brook (University of Leeds) talks to us about the benefits of her fairly uncommon, empirical approach to studying EU Competition Law, which entailed the manual coding of over 3000 cases.
17 September 2019
ACELG visiting fellow Adam McCann (University of Exeter) speaks to us about the joys and pitfalls of teaching, the interplay between research and teaching and his research on assisted dying in Europe.
3 September 2019
Memory detection techniques can be used to test whether someone has knowledge that only the perpetrator of a particular crime would know. Numerous experiments have corroborated the reliability of the results, but to ...

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PhD programme
The Amsterdam Law School welcomes talented researchers who want to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD). The full-time PhD programme lasts four years and consists mostly of independent research.