Who better than our students and staff can give you an insight into the Master’s programme European Private Law and studying at the Amsterdam Law School? Read below what they have to say.
‘The LLM in European Private Law exposed me to interesting discussions on various aspects of EU and national legislation and also provided unique insights into legal theory, politics, and policy-making. The programme helped me become a more complete lawyer each course encouraged us to engage in critical analysis of the legal issues at hand and the solutions offered at law rather than just monotonously study legal provisions. This working method was possible thanks to the fact that we were taught in small groups by engaged lecturers who really cared about each student’s development and learning process.’
‘Discussing other legal systems with my peers was really interesting. One of my fellow students is a practising lawyer in England and most other students have practical experience which can be very useful during class discussions. We analysed cases from the point of view of different legal systems: what would a German judge think of this English case? This truly helps improve your analytical skills and teaches you why countries hold on to certain concepts when negotiating EU harmonization measures.’
‘The Master’s programme European Private Law covers a variety of areas of private law. To me this variety of subjects is one of the strengths of the programme. Especially the courses in the area of trade law, corporate law and tax law appeal to me.’
‘The LLM in European Private Law offers the chance to acquire the knowledge that makes you a truly European lawyer. The professors challenged my views on how the law works, as they drew our attention to the critical issues of Private Law in the European Union right now. The enthusiasm with which the professors did so encouraged me not only to discover new areas of law, but also made me question and rethink ideas and concepts, which I had until then considered to be self-evident. It helped me to develop a deeper understanding of the issues in European Private Law, based on a comprehensive insight into the dynamics at play in various areas of the law.’
Candida Leone is the coordinator of the Private Law Across Borders programme. Her main interest lies in the law of contract, and in its encounter with the specific domains of labour and consumption relations. She teaches courses in Consumer rights in the Digital Single Market, Principles in European Contract Law, European Private Law, Private law in a European and international context and European Contract Law and Justice.