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Students and lecturers from International Criminal Law (Joint Programme) will tell you what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.
- What does the study programme look like?
What will my career prospects be like?
This LLM programme prepares students for a career in international criminal law. Graduates are singularly qualified to assume leadership roles in the world of international criminal courts and tribunals including the ICC, in national legal institutions and at law firms, in international criminal law academia and at ministries of foreign affairs, justice and defence. Due to their prominent position in the area of international (criminal) law, New York and Amsterdam offer enhanced job opportunities for graduates of the programme.
What is a track?
International Criminal Law – joint programme with Columbia Law School is a side track in the master International Criminal Law which you can choose. The other track of the Master’s programme International Criminal Law is International and Transnational Criminal Law.
Is there an Honour’s programme for Master’s students?
Yes, if you are looking for more challenge and academic depth the Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you. It is designed for excellent law students with evident research talent. The programme can be pursued in addition to all LLM programmes (Dutch and English). You will receive advanced training in research methods and academic skills as well as gather first-hand research experience during a research internship at one of our research projects.
What is the Amsterdam Law Practice?
The Amsterdam Law School offers experiential education unique to the Netherlands. In the award winning educational programme the Amsterdam Law Practice, you learn by reflecting on who you are as a lawyer and how you want to contribute to society in the future. You apply your academic knowledge of the law and your learned skills by putting yourself in the shoes of a lawyer in real or simulated cases. For example, in clinics you will work on real cases. In simulations or law labs, practice is imitated.
You are taught by top lecturers from the field and you learn a lot from each other in a small group of motivated students. Within each Master’s programme it is possible to take at least 6 ECTS of experiential learning and up to 12 ECTS. The Amsterdam Law Practice won a Dutch Higher Education Award for innovative education in 2022.
Do you want more information about International Criminal Law? Download our brochure and/or register. We will keep you informed about open days and developments regarding this Master’s programme!
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