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Master
International Criminal Law - Joint Program with Columbia Law School (International Criminal Law)
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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 course that simulates the experience of pleading before an international(ised) tribunal and providing opportunities to engage in the Amsterdam Law Clinics.

Programme structure

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.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure
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    6
  • Jurisdiction and Cooperation in Criminal Matters
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    6
  • International Criminal Law Practice
    1—2
    6
  • Global Justice Sessions
    1—5
  • International Criminal Tribunals - Procedural Aspects
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    6
  • International Criminal Tribunals - Substantive Law
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    6
  • Master Thesis Workshops
    2—6
UvA Course Catalogue: International Criminal Law - Joint Program

Second semester at Columbia Law School

In November 2021 you will find a link here to Columbia Law School for up-to-date information regarding its courses.

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.

Amsterdam Law Hub

In the Amsterdam Law Hub, students and staff of the Amsterdam Law School collaborate with social partners, legal entrepreneurs and institutions to develop legal solutions and innovations which meet the needs of a rapidly evolving society. You can gain practical experience here (Law Clinics) and easily make contact with legal institutions for internships.

Experiential education: the Amsterdam Law Practice  

You can choose from different skills courses that are part of the Amsterdam Law Practice, our unique, award winning experiential education. A contemporary way of learning, in which reflection on your own experiences and the development of a professional identity are central. The education programme received for this a Dutch Higher Education Award 2022 for innovative higher education.

Within the Master's programme International Criminal Law the course International Criminal Law Practice is part of the Amsterdam Law Practice.

Discover the Master’s Honours programme

Are you looking for more challenge and academic depth? In that case the new Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you!

Master's degree International Criminal Law

The quality of this joint programme from Amsterdam Law School and Columbia Law School leading to an LLM from Amsterdam Law School 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 from Amsterdam Law School (LLM).  

Listing the joint ICL Program on CVs and Social Media

Finally, a note about the correct way to list your ICL program on CVs and social media. Confusion in the past has at times resulted in difficulties that we would like to avoid in the future. Please cite the program as follows: 

LLM, International Criminal Law, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam
Certificate in International Criminal Law, Columbia Law School

Or

Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam, LLM, International Criminal Law, 
Columbia Law School, Certificate in International Criminal Law