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Law & Finance (LLM)

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How can some banks and states become too big to fail? Why do companies need financial lawyers to produce self-driving cars? These are questions about the relevance of law for finance. Attending the LLM programme Law & Finance, you will learn to answer them, and why they matter to you both as an individual and as a member of society.

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What is this programme about?

Lawyer and lecturer Michael Schouten tells you all about the Master’s Law & Finance in this video.

The study programme

The Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School join forces to offer a challenging curriculum. It's unique worldwide because it is offered by two faculties. Therefore, it provides truly interdisciplinary education at the intersection between law, economics and finance. The main goal is to educate students in both fields of law and finance. It has the ambition to set a new and higher standard for what may be expected of financial lawyers, and therefore makes no concessions in its economics curriculum. The relevant subjects will be studied from a combined financial-legal perspective. You will therefore be taught to think and practice in an in-depth interdisciplinary manner. Be prepared for an intensive full-time programme, which includes active in-class participation and written assignments on both law and finance topics.

Alaa Khalifa (Netherlands), Master’s student Law & Finance
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The reason that I wanted to do this LLM was its unique combination of two disciplines. The prospect of combining deep legal knowledge with a sound grasp of finance considered a huge asset. Alaa Khalifa (Netherlands), Master’s student Law & Finance Read more stories from students

Is this programme for you?

Do you like to be challenged and become a 21st century lawyer with transversal skills? A lawyer who has in-depth knowledge of the law governing finance, but complement this with broader knowledge, in particular of financial economics? Then this LLM programme is a perfect fit for you!

We have a selective programme with the following entry requirements:

  • an educational background in law (at least 60 EC in law courses)
  • English proficiency (for international students)
  • basic mathematics proficiency (we provide an online test)
  • a clear motivation letter, as well as a C.V. (in English).
Become a legal professional of the modern world of finance

Learn the impact of law and finance to make the world a better place

Lecturers are leading academics

Our lecturers participate in the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics, a world-class research centre in this field

International and intercultural environment

This programme includes students and lecturers from across the globe

Great job opportunities

Market research has shown that the job market perspectives for graduates are excellent

After graduation

The LLM Law & Finance fills a large demand for financial legal specialists for which offers one of the only degrees in the world. Graduates who have completed this programme, in addition to a full Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law, qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM Law and Finance
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September