Leiden University - Leiden Law School

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2300 RA Leiden

Netherlands


School Website
law.leiden.edu

Leiden - Full Profile

The University

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden. Leiden University has since evolved to become a world-fampus centre of science and research. Leiden University boasts seven faculties and more than 150 undergraduate and 250 master's programmes and has approximately 17,000 students and 4,000 staff members.

Ranked 24th position in the world, Leiden University is the top Dutch university according to the QS Law Ranking and #2 for Mainland Europe (2016).

The Law School

Leiden Law School

Leiden Law School

Leiden Law School is the oldest and one of the largest in the Netherlands. During its history Leiden University has continuously managed to maintain its reputation in excellence by combining the highest level of academic teaching with that of acclaimed innovative and creative research. The Law School has a full-time teaching staff of approximately 300 and enjoys an undisputed international reputation in a great number of fields. The expertise of Leiden University's Law School is combined with its Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and other activities in The Hague; city of Peace and Justice.

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The Program

A typical Leiden tradition: signing the graduation wall.

A typical Leiden tradition: signing the graduation wall.

LL.M. Programmes

European Law
The LL.M. Programme European Law focuses on various areas of Community Law such as the internal market and the Union’s external relations, both from a substantive and institutional law perspective. Thus the programme aims to equip the students with the necessary skills and knowledge for a future career as a European law expert.

Public International Law
By providing a combination of training in the theoretical aspects of public international law and in practical professional skills, the LL.M. Programme Public International Law programme is of particular interest to students wishing to pursue a career in international organisations, governmental institutions, international non-governmental organisations, or within an academic setting.

Criminal Justice
With this Criminal Justice (MSc) degree from Leiden in hand the world is your oyster! Due to the programme's unique multidisciplinary and comparative perspective, graduates gain a deep understanding of the complex dynamics against which criminal justices processes are taking place. How do key institutions in the criminal justice realm cope with the challenges they are facing in the current globalised world? What are the legal consequences of differences in criminal justice policies between various nation states? How can we measure and compare the effectiveness of policy initiatives aimed at preventing transnational form of crime? These and other questions will be addressed during this fascinating Master's programme.

LL.M. Advanced Studies Programmes
Leiden offers a number of specialised degree programmes in Law for candidates with a full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice) and/or relevant work experience.

All Advanced Master's Programmes recently received "Excellent" accreditation status from NVAO during the latest accreditation round (2012). Air and Space Law, European and International Business Law, International Tax Law and Public International Law scored 'excellent' on all evaluation criteria: intended learning outcomes, teaching-learning environment and end qualifications.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law (FT) (PT) (Single Modules)
Air and Space Law is intended to be practically oriented, yet it also pays due attention to fundamental and theoretical notions in a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, both from an international and European perspective. The programme is unique in the world. It has a clearly defined European dimension and, without neglecting academic levels, pays specific attention to professional applications, particularly through its internship requirements.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law (FT) (PT)
Combining public, private and economic law aspects in an international and European perspective is the major aim of European and International Business Law. It focuses not only on institutional and administrative law of the European Union but also includes key features of international business. The programme caters for those who already are, or desire to become, international legal practitioners in internationally operating law firms, courts of law, companies or organisations, or in national governments. The programme may also serve to further engage in academic career and prepare for a PhD.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in International Civil and Commercial Law (FT)(PT)
International Civil and Commercial Law focuses on the deepening and widening of knowledge in the field of civil and commercial law in an international context. Transnational sources of hard law and soft law are addressed, as is relevant case law. Full consideration is also given to the comparative side of international civil and commercial law in both theory and practice, in particular the differences between common law and civil law and between certain domestic legal systems.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in International Tax Law (FT) (Single Modules)
International Tax Law has been designed to provide in-depth training for lawyers and economists who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the theory and practice of international tax law, with emphasis on tax treaties, transfer pricing and EC tax law issues. The programme is aimed at university graduates whose studies included at least one substantive tax course.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in Public International Law (FT) (PT) (Single Modules)
By providing a combination of training in the theoretical aspects of public international law and in practical professional skills, Public International Law is of particular interest to students wishing to pursue a career in international organisations, governmental institutions, international non-governmental organisations, or within an academic setting.
The programme offers students the opportunity to acquire an advanced knowledge of public international law, while at the same time allowing them to specialise in one of two areas: International Crime Law or Peace, Justice and Development.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law(FT)(PT) European and International Human Rights Law gives the coexistence and interaction of multiple human rights mechanisms pride of place by studying them in a comparative perspective. It provides students with a genuine understanding of the potential and limitations of these mechanisms for realising human rights in different social and political settings and of their (potential) role in shaping national legal orders.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in Law and Digital Technologies(FT)(PT)
The emergence of digital technologies raises many fundamental and complex legal challenges that legal professionals and legal scholars need to be able to address in their work. Law and Digital Technologies provides you with advanced knowledge and practical skills to find answers in this demanding, international and interdisciplinary, environment?

LL.M. Advanced Studies in European Tax Law
The Advanced Studies Program in European Tax Law is a small scale, English language program which offers advanced and thorough tuition in the complicated field of EU Tax Law. Participants will obtain an Adv LLM grade in EU Tax Law with an optional specialization in either direct taxation, indirect taxation or State Aid Law.

LL.M. Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights
International children's rights is a unique and complex area of law that has impact on the position of children at the domestic level in many different ways. International Children's Rights is small-scale, English taught programme is aimed at talented students and (legal) professionals who wish to specialise in the area of international children's rights. It offers substantive courses on highly topical and global issues, including migration and children's rights, child protection, economic, social and cultural rights of children, children and the justice system, children and private international law,general measures of implementation & the role of non-state actors and children?s rights and digital technologies. Moreover, there is a specific module on the enforcement and monitoring of children's rights, including site visits and courses on children's rights litigation, international and national monitoring and domestication of children's rights.
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Entry Requirements

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Leiden canal

Applicants are required to hold a law degree from a recognised University.

The method of teaching requires students to have a high level of comprehension and oral expression in English, and the writing of thesis, papers and examinations require a high proficiency in the English language. This is reflected in the admission standards, which require a TOEFL score of 600 (paper)/ 250 (computer) / 100 (internet) and an IELTS score of 7.

Application Procedure

Leiden University will help international students with their visa, residence permit and enrolment at the University. Shortly after you have been admitted to Leiden University you will receive detailed information taking you step-by-step through the whole procedure from admission to enrolment. Read more

Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

On our website Prospective International Students you will find a wide variety of other scholarship providers.

Location

Leiden city - a city to discover
Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university of the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Accommodation

You will find the full application procedures for international student housing as well as ample information on rooms and apartments on our website International Student Housing.

Student Life

Leiden and surrounding areas offer a wide range of cultural and recreational possibilities. You will find theatres, museums and a lot of small bars and restaurants. In the summer there are bands playing along the streets of the city and the city also has a special Jazz week.

There are also many possibilities for sports activities including rowing, swimming, bowling, ice-skating, cycling, etc. And let's not forget the night life of Leiden: the city has many bars, clubs and café's where you can dance and listen to music.

Summer Program

Leiden Law School offers several events during the summer months in cooperation wilth Columbia University, New York and Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in The Hague.


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Programs at Leiden

Full-Time

15,000 EUR
Intakes
February,  September
Duration
12 months
Concentrations
European Law
Public International Law
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Part-Time

1,984 EUR
Intakes
February,  September
Duration
24 months
Concentrations
European Law
Public International Law
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