LLM European Private Law

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

LLM European Private Law

University of Amsterdam

Private Law Across Borders

Today, many important private law questions no longer stop at national and disciplinary borders. Lawyers, working in legal practice, national and EU institutions, international corporations, NGOs and academia, are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of European and international origin.

This programme uniquely equips students with the insights, knowledge, and critical skills needed for dealing with private law issues in a rapidly changing world. It provides a thorough understanding of the European and international aspects of private law, and of the economic, social and political forces driving its Europeanisation and globalization.

Key facts

Entry requirements:

  • Academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
  • A basic knowledge of European Law.
  • English proficiency:
    TOEFL: 100 iBT | IELTS: overall score 7.0 | CEA/CEP (grade C)

This programme combines a coherent set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanisation and internationalisation, with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance. The central aim of this innovative programme is to educate a new generation of internationally oriented private lawyers with a broad, deep and critical understanding of the on-going Europeanisation and globalisation of private law and its dynamics.

International and European perspective

Vital private law questions are addressed consistently from international and European perspectives. Students are invited to engage critically with private law rules and doctrines and the forces driving their Europeanisation and globalisation. The courses offered are taught by internationally renowned experts conducing innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique.

Mandatory courses

  • Private law in a European and international context
  • European contract law and justice
  • European company law

You will also have to write a Master's thesis (12 EC).

Electives

You will choose five electives from the programme's shortlist:

  • Comparative law
  • Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market
  • Human Rights in Private Law
  • Finance, Security and Insolvency
  • European Tort Law
  • TTIP, CETA, TISA: markets beyond the state and the politics of private law

You may substitute one elective for another course offered in the UvA Course Catalogue.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 11, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Feb. 2018
Sept. 2018
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12 months
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2,060 EUR
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Netherlands - Amsterdam
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EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,740 per year.