The Netherlands- Please help me choose


eleanna
Hey all! I am interested in the Commercial/Business/Competition Law area. I want to study in The Netherlands. I have offers from the following universities:
1)The University of Amsterdam in ''European Competition Law and regulation''
2)Erasmus University Rotterdam in ''Commercial Law''
3)Utrecht University in ''Law and Economics''

Moreover, I've been admitted in Leiden, in their ''European Law'' LL.M program. I had applied in Leiden before I decided that I am more interested in the Commercial Law field. However, I'm still in a big dilemma, as I know that Leiden is one of the best universities in Europe for Law. Any advice/thoughts/personal experience on the above universities and their programs would be very much appreciated.
Hey all! I am interested in the Commercial/Business/Competition Law area. I want to study in The Netherlands. I have offers from the following universities:
1)The University of Amsterdam in ''European Competition Law and regulation''
2)Erasmus University Rotterdam in ''Commercial Law''
3)Utrecht University in ''Law and Economics''

Moreover, I've been admitted in Leiden, in their ''European Law'' LL.M program. I had applied in Leiden before I decided that I am more interested in the Commercial Law field. However, I'm still in a big dilemma, as I know that Leiden is one of the best universities in Europe for Law. Any advice/thoughts/personal experience on the above universities and their programs would be very much appreciated.
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Eurofan
Hi,

I recommend Utrecht University and Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Commercial Law program is a great one. Unique compilation of law & practice (martime law study trip, moot courts, study trips with case studies to the shipping companies in Rotterdam), great lecturers. Utrecht is also a great university but is located in a small town, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are more vibrant cities. Utrecht is always top ranked in all law school rankings.
good luck!
Hi,

I recommend Utrecht University and Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Commercial Law program is a great one. Unique compilation of law & practice (martime law study trip, moot courts, study trips with case studies to the shipping companies in Rotterdam), great lecturers. Utrecht is also a great university but is located in a small town, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are more vibrant cities. Utrecht is always top ranked in all law school rankings.
good luck!
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Eno27
well, Competition and regulation Law is a very narrow field of Commercial Law, therefore if you're more interested in Business and Commercial Law from a global perspective I'd definitely recommend studying at Utrecht University, since it combines both Economics and Law approaches, which are highly appreciated in most of the international law firms, as well as Utrecht is continuosly ranked as the best University in The Netherlands: Number 53 th in the world: http://www.shanghairanking.com/Country2012Main.jsp?param=Netherlands

In case you're still bit hesitating, Amsterdam is also a great choice, but if I were in your shoes I'd definitely leave Rotterdam University out, because - although it is a well-known University - the Master programme you mentioned at Rotterdam University is too focused on Maritime and Petrolum Law issues and is not as high ranked as Utrecht or Amsterdam Universities.
well, Competition and regulation Law is a very narrow field of Commercial Law, therefore if you're more interested in Business and Commercial Law from a global perspective I'd definitely recommend studying at Utrecht University, since it combines both Economics and Law approaches, which are highly appreciated in most of the international law firms, as well as Utrecht is continuosly ranked as the best University in The Netherlands: Number 53 th in the world: http://www.shanghairanking.com/Country2012Main.jsp?param=Netherlands

In case you're still bit hesitating, Amsterdam is also a great choice, but if I were in your shoes I'd definitely leave Rotterdam University out, because - although it is a well-known University - the Master programme you mentioned at Rotterdam University is too focused on Maritime and Petrolum Law issues and is not as high ranked as Utrecht or Amsterdam Universities.
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Brainy Smu...
eleanna,

First, you should ask yourself these valid questions:

What area of law am I eager to study?

What area of the Netherlands (Holland) appeals to me?

Do I have a high chance at gaining employment prospects?

Because rankings could hinder your ability in selecting a favourable university.
eleanna,

First, you should ask yourself these valid questions:

What area of law am I eager to study?

What area of the Netherlands (Holland) appeals to me?

Do I have a high chance at gaining employment prospects?

Because rankings could hinder your ability in selecting a favourable university.
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anettevs
Hello,

You might be interested in knowing that Leiden will most likely be launching a programme on International Civil and Commercial Law in Sept 2013. If you'd like to be kept up to date, please contact international@law.leidenuniv.nl.

kind regards,
Anette
Hello,

You might be interested in knowing that Leiden will most likely be launching a programme on International Civil and Commercial Law in Sept 2013. If you'd like to be kept up to date, please contact international@law.leidenuniv.nl.

kind regards,
Anette
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PhilS
Hi,

First of all, congratulations on your acceptance. I've also been accepted to Utrecht but on the Public International Law LLM and cannot wait.

The Netherlands is an incredible place to study, so you'll do well whichever you choose. I applied to Utrecht because I'd spent a year there on exchange and loved it. It also seems to specialise in international law i.e. treaty and customary law as well as comparative legal systems. Very pretty city (almost entirely populated by students it seems) with an excellent law faculty. But I did get to travel around the country quite a bit and it's the same in most places, very welcoming, excellent learning environment.
Hi,

First of all, congratulations on your acceptance. I've also been accepted to Utrecht but on the Public International Law LLM and cannot wait.

The Netherlands is an incredible place to study, so you'll do well whichever you choose. I applied to Utrecht because I'd spent a year there on exchange and loved it. It also seems to specialise in international law i.e. treaty and customary law as well as comparative legal systems. Very pretty city (almost entirely populated by students it seems) with an excellent law faculty. But I did get to travel around the country quite a bit and it's the same in most places, very welcoming, excellent learning environment.
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eleanna
Hello,

You might be interested in knowing that Leiden will most likely be launching a programme on International Civil and Commercial Law in Sept 2013. If you'd like to be kept up to date, please contact international@law.leidenuniv.nl.

kind regards,
Anette


Thank you of this information. However, there is no such program on their website yet and it is almost February. How did you find out?
<blockquote>Hello,

You might be interested in knowing that Leiden will most likely be launching a programme on International Civil and Commercial Law in Sept 2013. If you'd like to be kept up to date, please contact international@law.leidenuniv.nl.

kind regards,
Anette</blockquote>

Thank you of this information. However, there is no such program on their website yet and it is almost February. How did you find out?
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shand88
Hi!

I am from India and I am really interested in studying Public International Law. I have been told that Leiden University is one of the best for the programme..

Please tell me how difficult is it to get through Leiden.. I am really keen on going there..

Thanks!
Hi!

I am from India and I am really interested in studying Public International Law. I have been told that Leiden University is one of the best for the programme..

Please tell me how difficult is it to get through Leiden.. I am really keen on going there..

Thanks!
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Brainy Smu...
The new Advanced studies programme: International Civil and Commercial Law located here: http://www.law.leiden.edu/news/international-civil-and-commercial-law.html. But is it ironic how Leiden established a civil and commercial, despite, already having an European and International Business law specialty. Personally that seems redundant. I do not understand why Leiden will not establish either an advanced international economics law or international trade law or law and economics programme besides coming out with alternatives. I digress.
The new Advanced studies programme: International Civil and Commercial Law located here: http://www.law.leiden.edu/news/international-civil-and-commercial-law.html. But is it ironic how Leiden established a civil and commercial, despite, already having an European and International Business law specialty. Personally that seems redundant. I do not understand why Leiden will not establish either an advanced international economics law or international trade law or law and economics programme besides coming out with alternatives. I digress.
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arc10
Studying in Netherlands Commercial Law is not the best possible option. The only field where Netherlands might have an advantage comparing with the UK at least is in European Law. As such, I would recommend to follow the Amsterdam programme in EU Competition Law. You might be able after you graduate to get a job or an internship in the Commission. It sounds highly specialized and if I was in your shoes this is what I would choose.
Studying in Netherlands Commercial Law is not the best possible option. The only field where Netherlands might have an advantage comparing with the UK at least is in European Law. As such, I would recommend to follow the Amsterdam programme in EU Competition Law. You might be able after you graduate to get a job or an internship in the Commission. It sounds highly specialized and if I was in your shoes this is what I would choose.
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anettevs
Hello,

I would like to advise to look into the various courses/subjects offered in these programmes. Even though the programme names may sound identical, the exact content of the programmes may vary. In this way you can decide which programme best fits your needs.

Kind regards,
Anette
Hello,

I would like to advise to look into the various courses/subjects offered in these programmes. Even though the programme names may sound identical, the exact content of the programmes may vary. In this way you can decide which programme best fits your needs.

Kind regards,
Anette
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eleanna
Studying in Netherlands Commercial Law is not the best possible option. The only field where Netherlands might have an advantage comparing with the UK at least is in European Law. As such, I would recommend to follow the Amsterdam programme in EU Competition Law. You might be able after you graduate to get a job or an internship in the Commission. It sounds highly specialized and if I was in your shoes this is what I would choose.


I am aware of the fact that studying Commercial Law in The Netherlands might not be as good as if I studied Commercial Law in the UK, but I'm afraid that my budget is limited and, therefore, I do not have any other option. Thank you for your advice!
<blockquote>Studying in Netherlands Commercial Law is not the best possible option. The only field where Netherlands might have an advantage comparing with the UK at least is in European Law. As such, I would recommend to follow the Amsterdam programme in EU Competition Law. You might be able after you graduate to get a job or an internship in the Commission. It sounds highly specialized and if I was in your shoes this is what I would choose.</blockquote>

I am aware of the fact that studying Commercial Law in The Netherlands might not be as good as if I studied Commercial Law in the UK, but I'm afraid that my budget is limited and, therefore, I do not have any other option. Thank you for your advice!
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eleanna
The new Advanced studies programme: International Civil and Commercial Law located here: http://www.law.leiden.edu/news/international-civil-and-commercial-law.html. But is it ironic how Leiden established a civil and commercial, despite, already having an European and International Business law specialty. Personally that seems redundant. I do not understand why Leiden will not establish either an advanced international economics law or international trade law or law and economics programme besides coming out with alternatives. I digress.


I completely agree on that and that's what I thought too once I read about this new LLM they are about to launch. I think it is more likely I will choose Utrect- Law and Economics in the end or EU Competition Law in Amsterdam.
<blockquote>The new Advanced studies programme: International Civil and Commercial Law located here: http://www.law.leiden.edu/news/international-civil-and-commercial-law.html. But is it ironic how Leiden established a civil and commercial, despite, already having an European and International Business law specialty. Personally that seems redundant. I do not understand why Leiden will not establish either an advanced international economics law or international trade law or law and economics programme besides coming out with alternatives. I digress. </blockquote>

I completely agree on that and that's what I thought too once I read about this new LLM they are about to launch. I think it is more likely I will choose Utrect- Law and Economics in the end or EU Competition Law in Amsterdam.
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lllaw
Hi,
I was admitted to Rotterdam as well (Corporate and Commercial Law).
I also have an offer from Tilburg- International Business Law and Maastricht (Commercial and Corporate Law).

I cannot decide which one to choose. I think Tilburg offers more interesting courses to me, however, has anybody abroad heard of Tilburg University before?? I guess Maastricht and Rotterdam have more prestige, don't they??
Hi,
I was admitted to Rotterdam as well (Corporate and Commercial Law).
I also have an offer from Tilburg- International Business Law and Maastricht (Commercial and Corporate Law).

I cannot decide which one to choose. I think Tilburg offers more interesting courses to me, however, has anybody abroad heard of Tilburg University before?? I guess Maastricht and Rotterdam have more prestige, don't they??
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