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European Private Law (LLM)

Career prospects

There is a clear demand in the labour market for top experts in European and comparative private law. Our graduates work in international law firms throughout the EU and beyond, but also act as compliance officers and in-house lawyers for banks and other larger companies. Some have taken on national and European government functions, joined adjudication bodies or started an academic career.

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Meet our graduates

Mladen Vujić, Associate at CMS in Belgrade

‘I chose European Private Law at the UvA because of the overall reputation of the programme. As well as the structure of the courses designed to enhance and shape both academic and professional skills of students. I am currently an associate at CMS in Belgrade, and the LLM programme helped me a lot to achieve this.

While doing my Master’s in Amsterdam I applied for traineeships at European institutions. For the time being, I am a Robert Schuman trainee at the European Parliament in Brussels. In the context of European contract law, all students had participated in the EU legislator project and I had the chance to deal with Parliaments’ position on a proposal for a directive. I think that this project was the golden ticket to this amazing experience. Every day, we deal with issues of the internal market and consumer protection. After this traineeship, I will look for a job that combines my interests in the European institutions, the private sector and NGOs, or I will dive into new intellectual challenges by doing academic research.’

Kaisa-Maria Vellomäe, Attorney at law in Eversheds Estonia

‘I graduated from the Amsterdam Law School and now work as an attorney at law in Eversheds Estonia. Despite my very high expectations, the curriculum turned out to be even better than I had expected. Every single course was carefully planned and altogether they gave a thorough overview about European private law.’

Tania Dimou, Robert Schuman trainee at the European Parliament in Brussels

‘It is difficult to name only one interesting aspect in the Master’s programme. I think that it owes its success to a combination of factors. The deep knowledge we obtain on different topics of European private law, the quality of the academic staff, the international environment, the close relationship between students, and the excellent university facilities are some of the factors that make the LLM programme unique.

While doing my Master’s in Amsterdam I applied for traineeships at European institutions. For the time being, I am a Robert Schuman trainee at the European Parliament in Brussels. In the context of European contract law, all students had participated in the EU legislator project and I had the chance to deal with Parliaments’ position on a proposal for a directive. I think that this project was the golden ticket to this amazing experience. Every day, we deal with issues of the internal market and consumer protection. After this traineeship, I will look for a job that combines my interests in the European institutions, the private sector and NGOs, or I will dive into new intellectual challenges by doing academic research.’

Find your international job

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) has compiled a website about finding a job in the Netherlands for international students: Career in Holland.

Go to the Holland Alumni website