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Application

Amsterdam International Law Clinic

Clinic students are selected through a selection process. Registration at SIS is not necessary. However, it is recommended to register for an alternative course in case you are not selected.

Requirements and eligibility

The Amsterdam International Law Clinic is only open for students enrolled in:

Should a particular case or project in the Amsterdam European Law Clinic or Amsterdam International Law Clinic provide the possibility for students from other Masters to participate, this will be communicated through the Clinic’s website informing other Master students about the possibility to apply as well.

How to apply

Please submit your application, in English, by sending an email to amsterdamlawclinics@uva.nl addressed to Ms. Rosa Lokin-Möhrlein, LL.M, indicating in the subject-line ‘Application Amsterdam Law Clinics - [your name]’. Your application must include:

  • Your CV or resume (max. 2 pages);
  • An overview of relevant courses and grades from courses you have taken at the University of Amsterdam or other universities;
  • A sample of 1 - 5 pages (maximum 10) of your own writing in Dutch or English related to your studies;
  • An analysis responding to the questions below, in a Word document that has your signature and indicating place and date: 
    • Why are you interested in taking part in the AmsterdamLaw Clinics, and more specifically in the clinics you have listed as your preferences? (max 400 words)
    • In your opinion, what is one of the most impresssive public interest law case you have come across that has been dealt with in the courts and why is this case of such importance? What would you have done differently? (max. 400 words)
  • Indication of preferences. The Amsterdam Law Clinics strive to ensure that as many students as possible are given the opportunity to participate in a clinic during their Master. We cannot ensure admission to a particular clinic and the application and selection process for the clinics is competitive. We recommend students to list in the e-mail that accompanies their application at least 3 clinics ranked in order of interest.

If selected for the clinic of first choice, selection is binding