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.
- 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 internationalization, 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 globalization 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 globalization. The courses offered are taught by internationally renowned experts conducting innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique.
- 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).
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:
Last updated February 1, 2018