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.
During the time you participate in the Clinic, you will attend the compulsory Clinic Course. This course, which meets two or three times per semester, 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.