Amsterdam International Law Clinic


Amsterdam International Law Clinic

The Amsterdam International Law Clinic offers Master's students the possibility to combine international law theory and practice during a semester at the University of Amsterdam.

The Clinic gives students the chance to meet lawyers, clients, fellow students and professors on a variety of legal issues.

Cases may concern international human rights law, international criminal law, international environmental law or any other field of international law, as well as European law and private international law.

Credits and Term

  • Credits: 6 EC
  • Semester 1: September - January
  • Semester 2: February - August


  • You are a Master's student in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam;
  • You are available at least 12 hours per week for one academic semester;
  • You will enroll in the compulsory Clinic Course, which includes lectures, meetings with clients, and visits to organisations (see below);
  • You have a strong work ethic, a lot of enthusiasm and a genuine interest in international law.

More information about the Clinic

Clinic Course

During the time you participate in the Clinic, you will attend the compulsory Clinic Course. This course deals with various aspects of the legal profession and the rendering of legal services. Professionals from the field, both academics and attorneys, will address various topics as (amongst others): the writing of legal opinions, legal research, and the client-attorney relationship.

Published by  AILC

15 May 2018