Public International Law
“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon) International law is not a dream nor for dreamers.
Making law work in our global society is a tough task that needs well-trained and highly dedicated lawyers ... is that you?
The LLM programme in Public International Law at the University of Groningen provides students with a strong foundation in most fields of public international law, and is designed to provide an optimal mix of teaching and mentorship, to ensure the realization of our goals in the field of knowledge dissemination and the training of academic, legal, and practical skills. Within these parameters, the programme offers some flexibility in the range of courses that can be chosen and students can opt for a peace & security, an economic/environmental or a dispute settlement profile. The programme offers the opportunity for starting or enhancing one's professional career in an international legal environment, be it at a national government level, in the United Nations, or at an international non-governmental agency.
Finding a career in international law is not easy. You will face tough competition. Nevertheless, as international law can be found everywhere and is practiced all around the world, opportunities are not limited to the legal department of an international organization or the foreign ministry. Expertise in international law is needed in many national governmental institutions and ministries, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, internationally operating enterprises and academic institutions, be it in the field of trade & investment, environment, energy, human rights, social affairs, or fisheries. Moreover, in larger law firms and legal companies, expertise in public international law is relevant for international cases and arbitrations. Many young professionals have successfully participated in the programme in the past.
Admission requirements - International students
- grade average: GPA of 2.75/4, 3.5/5, 7/10, 70/100.
- knowledge minimum: basic knowledge of public international law, on a similar level as the course Public International Law and elementary knowledge of European Law
- language test: if you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL: 92 / IELTS: 6.5 / CAE or CPE
- previous education: LL.B. or equivalent.
- other admission requirements: Letter of motivation; two academic references; curriculum vitae.
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Last updated September 28, 2017