This Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme is aimed at both legal professionals and top graduates who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge into the field of civil and commercial law from a truly international perspective.
Due to the extent of applications for this programme and the limited places we can offer for 2016-2017, we are now operating a waiting list. All applicants who now make an application after 16 May 2016 will automatically be placed on a waiting list and can only be considered if a vacancy appears.
Visit the website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-civil-and-commercial-law-advanced/en/introduction
In this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of civil and commercial law in the context of the current rapid globalisation. You will study transnational sources of hard law and soft law, as well as relevant case law. The programme also addresses the comparative side of international civil and commercial law in both theory and practice. It focuses in particular on the differences between common law and civil law and between certain domestic legal systems.
International civil and commercial law is a complex and multi layered judicial discipline, dealing with different levels of international, EU and national laws that co-exist and interact with one another. As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped with the skills to fully understand these intertwined layers and to apply this knowledge to domain-specific problems in legal practice.
The International Civil and Commercial Law Advanced Studies programme is offered by the Institute of Private Law at Leiden Law School. It is taught by expert academic staff as well as by visiting guest lecturers who hold senior positions in major corporates.
Teaching in the Master of Laws Advanced Studies programmes is highly interactive with small classes, and we encourage the exchange of ideas between students and lecturers.
The programme focuses on both high level theory and professional skills and includes the following courses:
- International Contract Law (including International Transportation Contracts and Procurement Law)
- International Property Law (including Intellectual Property Rights and Finance Transactions)
- International Tort Law (including Private Competition Law)
- International Corporate Law
- International Insolvency Law
- Private International Law
- International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation
- Legal Profession and Ethics
You will also participate in three business workshops supervised by academic staff and experienced legal professionals.
This advanced studies programme is designed for ambitious:
- international and Dutch legal professionals
- international and Dutch top-graduates
Within the International Civil and Commercial Law Advanced Studies programme, we aim to provide our students with the knowledge and skills required in senior positions with a wide range of organisations, including:
- law firms;
- multinational companies;
- international courts;
- governmental organisations
How to apply: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/arrange/admission
For information regarding funding, please visit the website: http://prospectivestudents.leiden.edu/scholarships
A bachelor’s degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate to meet the requirements for such a degree. Sufficient command of English (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)). This language requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate, or a Dutch VWO-diploma.