Today’s markets are characterized by rapid developments due to disruptive innovation and dynamic technological changes. As businesses adjust their practices to the changing market environment, the boundaries of the law are greatly challenged. Cases involving Google or Facebook as well as attempts to regulate Airbnb and Uber or the position of household energy producers may serve as examples.
The master track ‘European Competition Law and Regulation’ offers a unique program across European universities to specialize in competition law and study the regulatory framework applicable to economic activities in fast-moving and progressively digitalized markets.
The programme allows students to combine the study of broader legal and theoretical perspectives on EU competition law and regulation with its practical application, for example by participating in the various moot courts, the Amsterdam Law Clinic or in individual research projects.
The curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of strongly interrelated core courses, but there is also room for electives.
Compulsory courses in the 2016-2017 curriculum
- Principles and Foundations of European Union law (semester 1)
- European Competition Law (semester 1)
- Law of the Internal Market, Free movement of Goods and Services (semester 1)
- EU Regulated Markets (semester 2)
Students can also choose a number of electives (see course catalog). The programme is concluded with a Master’s thesis on an EU competition law or economic regulation topic of your choice.
The Master’s programme offers students a range of extra-curricular activities, such as:
- study trips to EU institutions
- EU career workshops
- the opportunity to work on real cases in the law clinic
- academic seminars and discussion groups on legal developments and issues
- participation in the European Law Moot Court Competition and the European Competition Law Moot Court Competition
Moot court participation
Moot Court competitions are an excellent way to gain practical training for future international lawyers. Each year, International and European Law students have the opportunity to participate in several moot court competitions. UvA teams prepare and practice with lecturers and professors before traveling to competitions all over Europe. The UvA covers all expenditures related to participation, including registration fees and travel expenses.
Amsterdam International Law Clinic
Both Dutch and international students at the Faculty of Law have the unique opportunity to combine international theory and practice by working at the Amsterdam Law Clinic. During the course of the semester, you will work on cases with staff and fellow students, providing legal advice to clinic clients while earning ECTS credits towards your degree.
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Last updated January 20, 2018