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Hey guys, anyone knows about the career prospects of studying in Amsterdam, especially economic fields of law?

Hey guys, anyone knows about the career prospects of studying in Amsterdam, especially economic fields of law?
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LuLu100

Hey - what do you mean by economic fields of law? There’s good demand in the Dutch market for corporate lawyers, but from what I know it’s mainly people who are already qualified in another jurisdiction (part. U.K.) - not sure that helps

Hey - what do you mean by economic fields of law? There’s good demand in the Dutch market for corporate lawyers, but from what I know it’s mainly people who are already qualified in another jurisdiction (part. U.K.) - not sure that helps
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Hey - what do you mean by economic fields of law? There’s good demand in the Dutch market for corporate lawyers, but from what I know it’s mainly people who are already qualified in another jurisdiction (part. U.K.) - not sure that helps


Hello! I want to study the competition and regulation track. And I already hava been admitted to the bar in my country (from south America), I have some experience as wellI'm planning to stay a few years at least

[quote]Hey - what do you mean by economic fields of law? There’s good demand in the Dutch market for corporate lawyers, but from what I know it’s mainly people who are already qualified in another jurisdiction (part. U.K.) - not sure that helps [/quote]<br><br>Hello! I want to study the competition and regulation track. And I already hava been admitted to the bar in my country (from south America), I have some experience as well<div>I'm planning to stay a few years at least</div>
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LuLu100

Sorry I meant what type of lawyer do you want to be.... there are no many SA finance lawyers in London, if you fancy the move - no need for LLM just a straight transition into Biglaw, you just need to speak to a recruiter and have a recognisable firm name on your CV.
In terms for competition law, Brussels is where it’s at but from my experience they hire mainly French-speaking lawyers or those associates moving from London due to Brexit (and who don’t want to be in Dublin)
Not sure if that helps!

Sorry I meant what type of lawyer do you want to be.... there are no many SA finance lawyers in London, if you fancy the move - no need for LLM just a straight transition into Biglaw, you just need to speak to a recruiter and have a recognisable firm name on your CV.<br>In terms for competition law, Brussels is where it’s at but from my experience they hire mainly French-speaking lawyers or those associates moving from London due to Brexit (and who don’t want to be in Dublin)<br>Not sure if that helps!
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Your insight is very helpful! Some clarifications:
-I don't care what kind of lawyer, as I can work in my field
-If I have to work in another country from Europe, so be it 
Said that, does an LLM from Amsterdam will open the gates for this? Maybe should I pursue a more general program (such as business law)?
-Also, do you know by any chance about the LLM in Law & Economics from Utrecht, which is oriented towards competition and regulation?(if so, would you recommend?)

Your insight is very helpful! Some clarifications:<br>-I don't care what kind of lawyer, as I can work in my field<br>-If I have to work in another country from Europe, so be it&nbsp;<br>Said that, does an LLM from Amsterdam will open the gates for this? Maybe should I pursue a more general program (such as business law)?<br>-Also, do you know by any chance about the LLM in Law &amp; Economics from Utrecht, which is oriented towards competition and regulation?(if so, would you recommend?)
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A3456

No LLM will be a golden ticket, it all depends on how you market yourself, and your prior experience. If you already practiced then your connections in your home country could be a great advantage when applying in Europe. If you intend to study and practice competition law, Brussels is the place to be, but it’s a tough market to break into. You should be aware many international applicants (with good credentials) end up working as “Trainee” or “Legal Consultant” for years at big law firms, since entry-level Associate jobs are scarce and very competitive.

[Edited by A3456 on Feb 26, 2021]

No LLM will be a golden ticket, it all depends on how you market yourself, and your prior experience. If you already practiced then your connections in your home country could be a great advantage when applying in Europe. If you intend to study and practice competition law, Brussels is the place to be, but it’s a tough market to break into. You should be aware many international applicants (with good credentials) end up working as “Trainee” or “Legal Consultant” for years at big law firms, since entry-level Associate jobs are scarce and very competitive.<br>
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