LLM International Criminal Law Amsterdam


Violet23
Hi all, I was wondering if someone else applied for the LLM International Criminal Law joint program :) Has anyone already been admitted? Or anyone who did the LLM last year who knows when you can expect an answer of admission? Thanks!
Hi all, I was wondering if someone else applied for the LLM International Criminal Law joint program :) Has anyone already been admitted? Or anyone who did the LLM last year who knows when you can expect an answer of admission? Thanks!
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Hi,

I got admitted to the transnational/criminal law program, not the joint one though. Got my letter a couple of days ago, but yeah I believe that they had a lot of applicants as a friend of mine who applied for the LLM in public law got his answer a week after sending his application in while I had to wait 6 weeks until I got mine.
Hi,

I got admitted to the transnational/criminal law program, not the joint one though. Got my letter a couple of days ago, but yeah I believe that they had a lot of applicants as a friend of mine who applied for the LLM in public law got his answer a week after sending his application in while I had to wait 6 weeks until I got mine.
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Violet23
Thank you for your answer Jack! Congratulations on your admission! I'm afraid that the fact that they send out the admissions of the transnational/criminal law program, means that they also send out the admissions of the joint program. So they will probably send out the rejection letters this week, so I know what to expect. Good luck next year in Amsterdam!
Thank you for your answer Jack! Congratulations on your admission! I'm afraid that the fact that they send out the admissions of the transnational/criminal law program, means that they also send out the admissions of the joint program. So they will probably send out the rejection letters this week, so I know what to expect. Good luck next year in Amsterdam!
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They have sent out to the joint aswell, a friend of mine did get rejected. Have you updated your application on myinfo?

Best of luck to you!
They have sent out to the joint aswell, a friend of mine did get rejected. Have you updated your application on myinfo?

Best of luck to you!
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Violet23
I'm accepted in the transnational/criminal program. But I'm not sure if I will accept it. I'm have my doubts about this track if it will be challenging enough, but I need to respond before the end of the week. What were your reasons for accepting the llm?
I'm accepted in the transnational/criminal program. But I'm not sure if I will accept it. I'm have my doubts about this track if it will be challenging enough, but I need to respond before the end of the week. What were your reasons for accepting the llm?
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From what I've heard from past students both programs are equally challenging. They're both considered highly competetive programs and they were the first ones that I got recommended to me by my professor in international criminal law.

My acceptance is based on two reasons, firstly, we have the proximity to the hague, however as do Leiden. But our program offers direct opportunity for internship there during the second semester.

Secondly, the law labs, from what I have heard, are amazing.

I've done summer schools in ICL and all professors i've met have either recommended Groningen or Amsterdams ICL program, groningen now offers the approach to digital crimes, so if one is interested in such that program is amazing. Also, the current prosecutor of Rwanda has his LLM-background in Groningen.

However, I am purely interested in ICL, thus Amsterdam was the choice for me. The joint program is amazing of course, considering one gets to study in new york, but the courses you study there during the semester are oriented towards comparative law. It's interesting but i felt that the transnational program offered more concrete and practical value.

What should be noted though is that I have zero work experience in criminal law, I'm just a student who recently graduated law school. Therefore, if you have some experience in the field perhaps you should apply for an advanced master in ICL, such as the one in Leiden. But I dont doubt the quality of Amsterdam ICL for even a second.

[Edited by Jack Friberg on May 13, 2019]

From what I've heard from past students both programs are equally challenging. They're both considered highly competetive programs and they were the first ones that I got recommended to me by my professor in international criminal law.

My acceptance is based on two reasons, firstly, we have the proximity to the hague, however as do Leiden. But our program offers direct opportunity for internship there during the second semester.

Secondly, the law labs, from what I have heard, are amazing.

I've done summer schools in ICL and all professors i've met have either recommended Groningen or Amsterdams ICL program, groningen now offers the approach to digital crimes, so if one is interested in such that program is amazing. Also, the current prosecutor of Rwanda has his LLM-background in Groningen.

However, I am purely interested in ICL, thus Amsterdam was the choice for me. The joint program is amazing of course, considering one gets to study in new york, but the courses you study there during the semester are oriented towards comparative law. It's interesting but i felt that the transnational program offered more concrete and practical value.

What should be noted though is that I have zero work experience in criminal law, I'm just a student who recently graduated law school. Therefore, if you have some experience in the field perhaps you should apply for an advanced master in ICL, such as the one in Leiden. But I dont doubt the quality of Amsterdam ICL for even a second.
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