The study programme European Private Law combines a coherent set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanization and internationalization, with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance.
The central aim of the track European Private Law is to educate a new generation of internationally oriented private lawyers with a broad, deep and critical understanding of the on-going Europeanisation and globalisation of private law and its dynamics. The programme consists of four compulsory courses: Private Law in a European and International Context (6 EC), European Contract Law (6 EC), European Private Law in Practice (3 EC) and the Research Training Seminar in European Private Law (3 EC).
You must choose courses from the list below with a total value of 24 EC. You can replace a mandatory elective course with a course chosen from the list Mandatory electives: other elective courses. You may, for a maximum of 6 EC and after approval of the Examinations Board, also choose other university law courses, provided that these courses are related to the Master’s programme and do not overlap with the compulsory courses of the programme.
You can replace a mandatory elective course with the course Amsterdam Law Clinics. You may, for a maximum of 6 EC and after approval of the Examinations Board, also choose other university law courses, provided that these courses are related to the Master’s programme and do not overlap with the compulsory courses of the programme.
In the courses of our unique experiential learning programme, you apply your academic knowledge of the law and the skills you have learned by putting yourself in the shoes of a legal professional, in practice or in simulated situations. By reflecting on who you are as a lawyer, you work on your professional identity. The courses therefore build a bridge to society and the future professional field.
The following compulsory or restricted-choice elective courses are part of the Amsterdam Law Practice:
The 6 EC for Legal English do not count for the 60 mandatory EC's of this master, but are extracurricular.
The Master’s degree programme is concluded by writing a Master’s thesis.
The information on this website is valid for the current academic year and may change for next year. In May the Course Catalogue is updated for the following academic year.
The quality of this Master's programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in European Private Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).
European Private Law graduates qualify for admission to the Dutch bar (“civiel effect”) if they have completed a Bachelor’s programme in Dutch law. Read more information (in Dutch).