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Study programme

The International Criminal Law programme combines the study of theoretical aspects and foundations of International Criminal Law with its practical application, by offering a workshop in criminal tribunals and providing opportunities to engage in internships.

Amsterdam Law School students and Columbia Law School students complete the programme as a group, spending the first semester at the Amsterdam Law School and the second at Columbia Law School.

The programme consists of both compulsory and elective courses.


Track 1: International Criminal Law - Joint Programme


Semester I 

September - December


Global Justice Sessions
Lectures, visits to courts and tribunals and research projects

  Comparative Introduction into Civil and Common Law (3 EC)
  International Criminal Tribunals: Procedural Aspects (6 EC)
  International Criminal Tribunals: Substantive Law (6 EC)
  International Criminal Law (6 EC)
  International Criminal Law Practice I (6 EC)
  Thesis Part I (3 EC)

Semester II 

January - June 

  Colloquium on International Criminal Law (AC unknown)
  Selected elective courses, for overview check:
  Thesis (7.5 AC)

Second semester at Columbia Law School

In November 2018 you will find a link here to Columbia Law School for up-to-date information regarding its courses.

Master's degree International Criminal Law

The quality of this joint LLM programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Upon successful completion of the programme, students will thus receive a legally accredited master's degree and the title Master of Laws (LLM). 

Amsterdam Law Practice

Our Experiential Education method inspires and motivates students to do research and increase their knowledge. Students learn by doing, and connect with society at large by working with fellow students towards the solution of social problems. Moreover, it offers them the opportunity to establish contacts in the professional field, a valuable prelude to a successful legal career. Read more about the Amsterdam Law Practice.

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 next academic year.