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For students

For students

Amsterdam International Law Clinic

For students

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

Cases may concern international human rights law, international criminal law, international environmental law or any other field of international law. Recent clients have included the International Bar Association, the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), Diakonia (Jerusalem Office), and the Public Prosecutor for Crimea in the Ukraine.

The Clinic is an eight-month commitment that begins with the second block of the first semester of the year.

Credits and Term

  • Credits: 6 EC
  • Semester 1, November-January
  • Semester 2: February-June


  • You are a Master's student in International and European Law or International Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam;
  • You are available at least 12 hours per week for three blocks.
  • You have a strong work ethic, excellent communication and English-writing skills, 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 provision of legal services. Professionals from the field, both academics and attorneys, will address various topics such as the writing of legal opinions, legal research, and the client-attorney relationship.