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Law programmes

The Faculty of Law offers a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws in Dutch and a Master of Laws (LL.M.), taught in English.

If you already have a higher education degree made up of two cycles (e.g. Bachelor and Master), you can start the Dutch Master programme upon completion of an abridged Bachelor programme. Students holding a professional Bachelor degree in business management with a major in legal practice, can start the Dutch Master of Laws after taking a bridging programme (in Dutch).

Students already holding their basic law degree (LL.B., JD or equivalent) can enter the Master of Laws (LL.M.), taught in English. This two year pioneering problem-oriented programme defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. You will explore a law in context approach in course modules on multi-level governance, on sustainable development and human rights, on business and on private autonomy. You will think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges, in preparing yourself for practicing law in an international environment, either at home or abroad, in international organizations, in the private sector or at an NGO, the legal profession, or as a lawyer in an interdisciplinary context.

If you already have a Master of Laws or a Master in Economics, you can choose to follow an Advanced Master programme: the Master of Tax Law (in Dutch).