'I owe my traineeship at the European Commission in Brussels to the European Private Law programme. I apparently had a clear advantage over the other applicants due to my knowledge of recent directives, the insights I had on European policy-making, and my enhanced confidence in working with European instruments. I acquired all those skills, and more, during my year at the UvA. 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.'
Martha Asio searched for a law school that would attract students from all over the world to familiarize herself with different views and cultures in preparation for a career in an international environment. She tells us: ‘A working knowledge of the influence of European legislation on private business is indispensable these days.’
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.