LLM Programs in Netherlands

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The Netherlands attracts students from all over the world for graduate law degree programs. With an international student population, the Netherlands embraces diversity. Students enjoy the forward-thinking society, countless opportunities for cultural growth, and intellectual stimulation that is experienced when living and studying in the Netherlands. With an LLM in Netherlands, students will have no shortage of things to see, do and explore.

There are plenty of opportunities to gain expertise in a specific area of law within the LLM in Netherlands programs. Specialization areas for an LLM in Netherlands include European law, international law, taxation, finance, criminal law, business, technology, and economics, among several other options. Graduates of LLM in Netherlands programs can benefit from the vast professional network that can be developed and the valuable international experience, both providing a competitive advantage in the global job market.

You can browse the programs below to find the LLM in Netherlands that is right for you. Take the next step toward your future, today!

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European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Haifa, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

This European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

The Haifa Law School is the first non-European Law school to become a full member of the European programme in Law and Economics. This is a one year programme towards a Master of Law and Economics, where the student spends three trimesters in three different universities. The University of Haifa is a third term university in this programme. About 10 Israeli students are being admitted to the programme annually. The Haifa Law School is also a foreign-affiliated member of the American Association of Law Schools - AALS.

European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE)

This European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organizations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus Mundus label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to non-European students). For law students, the knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow... [-]


Master in Law: International Technology Law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

ITL is a full-time, one-year specialization of the Law LLM graduate program. [+]

About

ITL is a full-time, one-year specialization of the Law LLM graduate program. Mandatory elements of the specialization are:

International Technology Law (12 EC) Big Data, Human Rights and Human Security (6 EC) Legal Methods (6 EC) Graduation Thesis (12 EC)

You will additionally choose at least one of these courses:

Bioethics, Technology, and Law European Consumer Law in a Digital Society

And you will also choose at least one of these courses:

Law and Ethics on Robots and Artificial Intelligence International Weapons Law Blockchain and other disruptive business-tech challenges to the law

You have 12 EC to choose from the many electives offered as part of the master's program, including the other courses above You can also do an internship or period of study abroad.... [-]


Master in International Business Law: Finance and Behavior

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This legal Master’s program has deep-rooted multidisciplinary perspectives. Law is the vantage point of our thinking. Classical fields such as Contract Law, Tort Law, the Corporate Form, Insolvency Law, and Regulatory Law will be taught in depth. In order for you to operate in an international context, we will focus on the principles; details of national laws will not be dealt with. [+]

Study Program

This legal Master’s program has deep-rooted multidisciplinary perspectives. Law is the vantage point of our thinking. Classical fields such as Contract Law, Tort Law, the Corporate Form, Insolvency Law, and Regulatory Law will be taught in depth. In order for you to operate in an international context, we will focus on the principles; details of national laws will not be dealt with.

The non-legal perspectives will be interwoven in these courses. For example, there is a course on contract law, half of which will be about the (psychological) dynamics of contract negotiations. A similar approach is taken in other subjects, where traditional legal subjects are combined with insights from other disciplines. The goal of the masters’ programme is to enhance the students understanding of the law as it functions in practice, with the ultimate goal of training better, more skillful lawyers. The student will write several papers and prepare oral presentations during the academic year.... [-]


Master in Law: Transnational Legal Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Within the programme lecturers and researchers from various foreign backgrounds work together. The Faculty of Law of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is distinctive in having united EU Law, International Public Law, Internet Governance and Legal theory all in one joint research programme. This approach allows a broad, and at the same time in-depth, analysis of transnational legal issues... [+]

Within the programme lecturers and researchers from various foreign backgrounds work together. The Faculty of Law of VU Amsterdam is distinctive in having united EU Law, International Public Law, Internet Governance and Legal theory all in one joint research programme. This approach allows a broad, and at the same time in-depth, analysis of transnational legal issues. Students can design their own programme in line with their personal preferences: practical, academic, public law, civil law, economic, theoretical and social.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

Transnational Legal Studies is a full-time, one-year graduate programme, organized as a specialization in the VU Master of Laws (LLM). Its curriculum is designed for students who want to pursue careers related to European and international issues and who are passionate about exploring the political, economic and social context of law. You will follow:... [-]


Master in Law: International Migrations and Refugee Law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behavior and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these... [+]

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behavior and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these crimes. You are challenged to critically reflect on international criminal law and alternative modes of transitional justice, such as truth commissions and amnesties. The Master’s programme is unique: it is not offered by any other university worldwide. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is close to The Hague, the legal capital of the world.... [-]


LLM in International Criminal Law - Joint programme

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Columbia University School of Law and the Amsterdam Law School offer a joint LLM programme in International Criminal Law, with an exchange to the US in the second semester. This Master track is the first to focus on international criminal law as a distinct field of legal study. The central aim of the joint LLM programme is to train a new style of international criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending (disciplinary) borders, by offering a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues pertaining to international and cross-border justice and supporting the development of academic skills through the in-depth analysis of such issues. [+]

Columbia University School of Law and the Amsterdam Law School offer a joint LLM programme in International Criminal Law, with an exchange to the US in the second semester. This Master track is the first to focus on international criminal law as a distinct field of legal study. The central aim of the joint LLM programme is to train a new style of international criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending (disciplinary) borders, by offering a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues pertaining to international and cross-border justice and supporting the development of academic skills through the in-depth analysis of such issues.

Key facts

The programme is unique because of the dual perspective it offers on international criminal law. The International Criminal Law LLM combines insights from a common law focus offered by Columbia Law School with a civil law perspective provided by the Amsterdam Law School.... [-]


LLM in Law & Finance

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Master’s programme, the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School join forces to offer a challenging curriculum the contents of which was chosen in close consultation with major jobs market representatives. [+]

In September 2018, the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School launched the first year of a new Master’s programme in Law & Finance (LLM). The growing importance of finance to the global economy has made it increasingly important that lawyers have a good grasp of financial economics. According to both a Harvard Law School survey and the industry leaders we spoke to during the design phase and development of this programme, law students with extensive knowledge of Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Financial Statement Analysis have a clear advantage in the jobs market over students without that knowledge and those skills.

The programme at a glance

In this Master’s programme, the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School join forces to offer a challenging curriculum the contents of which was chosen in close consultation with major jobs market representatives.... [-]


Research LLM in Public International Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master’s programme in Public International Law aims to give students knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of public international law, with a particular focus on key areas of the international rule of law. [+]

The two-year Research Master’s programme in Public International Law aims to give students knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of public international law, with a particular focus on key areas of the international rule of law.

Students of the Research Master's Public International Law will engage with questions of legal science and international legal research and will acquire the skills they need in order to apply their knowledge to conduct fundamental and applied research. Graduates of the Research Master’s may apply for an accelerated, three-year PhD track.

Study programme

During the first year, students gain an understanding of the foundations of public international law and, more specifically, the international rule of law. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to specialise in a topic within the theme of the international rule of law, for example in the field of human rights, criminal law or humanitarian law.... [-]


LLM in Law, Markets and Behaviour

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The law faculties of the UvA (University of Amsterdam) and the VU (Vrije Universiteit) have combined their expertise to cover a breadth of information in the Master's programme Law, Markets and Behaviour. [+]

The law faculties of the UvA (University of Amsterdam) and the VU (Vrije Universiteit) have combined their expertise to cover a breadth of information in the Master's programme Law, Markets and Behaviour.

VU website

This multidisciplinary Master's track will deepen your understanding of the law and foster your knowledge of the fields with which the law interacts, such as corporate finance, psychology and ethics. You will find more information about the programme on the website of VU Amsterdam.

Selective joint UvA-VU programme

Law, Markets and Behavior is a selective, international programme, accepting approximately thirty participants annually. Students study and work together throughout the year at the VU and UvA campuses, forming strong bonds that last into their professional careers. This programme is formally a track of the Dutch Master's programme in Corporate Law (Ondernemingsrecht) at the VU. The diploma awarded will be a Master's Ondernemingsrecht.... [-]


LLM in International and European Law: Public International Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Public International Law is a track of the Master's programme in International and European Law. The programme introduces students to the core areas of general international law, including sources, international responsibility, international organisations, and human rights. [+]

Public International Law is a track of the Master's programme in International and European Law. The programme introduces students to the core areas of general international law, including sources, international responsibility, international organisations, and human rights.

The public international law has a long tradition but also an acute modern relevance. Its main functions are the facilitation of the co-existence of independent states and communities and the furtherance of international cooperation for shared interests. Both functions are of critical importance in an era of internationalisation and globalisation.

Studying Public International Law

The Public International Law track is taught by leading international law scholars with a high academic reputation and broad experience in the practice of international law. In addition to lectures, most courses are taught in smaller seminars or working groups allowing for a challenging exchange of ideas on the latest developments and academic insights in this dynamic area of law.... [-]


LLM in International and European Law: European Competition Law and Regulation

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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 European Competition Law and Regulation track of the LLM programme in International and European Law focus on the law and governance of economic regulation and competition in the EU.

Admission

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. You will learn to fully understand and explain the complex web of market processes in the European law context and will also obtain the fundamental legal skills that allow you to master new legal fields and solve a diverse range of legal problems.... [-]


LLM in European Private Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

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. [+]

European Private Law is a Master’s programme on European civil and commercial law in context. It combines a 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.

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.

Is this programme for me?

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.... [-]


Advanced LLM in International Tax Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

What we call international tax law is actually a fascinating mix of domestic law, treaty law and soft-law initiatives and this programme offers you the insight and skills you need to deal with this complex area. [+]

What we call international tax law is actually a fascinating mix of domestic law, treaty law and soft-law initiatives, and this programme offers you the insight and skills you need to deal with this complex area.

This programme is organized together with IBFD.

International Tax Law

The growing globalization of the world economy brings with it a growing demand for international tax law specialists who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles, who are familiar with the policy perspectives of countries at differing stages of development and who are aware of the practical implications of the law. The University of Amsterdam has joined forces with IBFD, an internationally renowned tax research institute, to meet that demand.... [-]


LLM in Information Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Information is the central building block of markets and societies. New ways of creating, disseminating and using information impacts the workings of democracy, science and education, and creativity and culture. Reliance on personal data and personalised online services affects individuals and their human rights. As a result, new and important issues are emerging for which our laws are not optimally adapted. [+]

Information is the central building block of markets and societies. New ways of creating, disseminating and using information impacts the workings of democracy, science and education, and creativity and culture. Reliance on personal data and personalised online services affects individuals and their human rights. As a result, new and important issues are emerging for which our laws are not optimally adapted.

Complex legal issues in the information society

The Research Master's in Information Law provides ambitious students with the legal skills that enable them to tackle the complex legal issues that arise in an information society, both from a scientific and practical perspective. The programme offers outstanding students with an interest in scientific research in the field of information law the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of subjects relevant to information law, to obtain hands-on research experience embedded in one of the world's leading research centres and a semester at a foreign law school abroad.... [-]


LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Law School offers a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law, with transnational criminal law courses and opportunities for internships, law clinics and research for courts and tribunals in the Netherlands in the second semester. This Master programme track is the first to focus on international and transnational criminal law as distinct fields of legal study. The central aim is to train a new style of criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending (disciplinary) borders, by offering a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues pertaining to international and cross-border justice and supporting the development of academic skills through the in-depth analysis of such issues. [+]

The Amsterdam Law School offers a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law, with transnational criminal law courses and opportunities for internships, law clinics and research for courts and tribunals in the Netherlands in the second semester. This Master programme track is the first to focus on international and transnational criminal law as distinct fields of legal study. The central aim is to train a new style of criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending (disciplinary) borders, by offering a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues pertaining to international and cross-border justice and supporting the development of academic skills through the in-depth analysis of such issues.... [-]