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International Trade and Investment Law (International and European Law)


The LLM in International Trade and Investment Law prepares students for careers in international law firms, governments and international organizations. Or as legal advisers to companies or non-governmental organisations with an international focus.

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Our campus is situated in the legal heart of Amsterdam.

The study programme of the Master's track International Trade and Investment Law provides graduates with a solid foundation to pursue an academic career in international economic law. 

Quite some graduates of the Master's programma that this track belongs to, International and European Law, continue their legal studies and pursue a PhD.

Meet our graduates

Loek Foster

Loek Foster (Netherlands)

‘Trade and domestic regulation are a particular interest of mine. Studying how national legislation affects the market access of imported products is interesting, relevant and challenging. The final exam of this course is an essay on a topic of your own choice; you are free to write on a wide range of trade-related subjects. Most legal degree programmes are quite large scale, but this isn’t the case with International Trade and Investment Law at the University of Amsterdam. The small group of students representing many different nationalities makes for an intimate and friendly atmosphere, and this includes the teachers and course directors as well.’

Master's student Yenny Mak

Yenny Mak (Netherlands)

‘I was looking for an international Law Master’s with an economic aspect. This programme seemed interesting and suited my interests in corporate law. The overall experience exceeded my expectations. It was nice how interconnected the different courses were. It is not as relevant for corporate law as I had thought, but investment law is very relevant for commercial arbitration.

I was given the opportunity to participate in the ELSA Moot Court on WTO Law and learned a lot from it, not just in terms of legal knowledge, but also bringing the theory into practice and networking skills. I even made friends for life. While practicing with previous participants for the moot court, I visited Linklaters in Amsterdam. I applied for an internship and stuck around for a job.’

Career in Holland

The NL Alumni network offers students and alumni a platform to connect and reconnect with fellow NL Alumni and Dutch organizations, stay in touch with the Dutch via the news and events calendar and find information about scholarships and career opportunities in the Netherlands.