The discipline looks into the system of rules and regulations that are usually enforced through a set of institutions and works as a major social mediator between people. The field of law encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines including constitutional law, international law, European law and criminal law.
Studying law equips students with advanced communication skills and keen problem-solving abilities. Students are expected to have superior language skills and self-discipline since considerable workload needs to be managed during the studies. A degree in law allows students to develop determination, commitment, intellect and stamina. It enables students to analyze both sides of complex problems and to come up with an effective and unbiased solution. The knowledge and skills gained from a law degree provide a solid foundation for an exciting and challenging career path as a solicitor or barrister. Graduates can also have a vast number of opportunities in almost every industry with their ability to examine, negotiate and communicate with diverse people.
The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of fields at an excellent research university, VU University Amsterdam. The course International Criminal Justice acquaints students with the basics of international criminal law and critically assesses modes of investigations. It reflects on the motivations of perpetrators to commit atrocities and discusses the value of alternative reactions such as truth commissions and amnesties. Spend your summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant city of Amsterdam!
Every year in July, the Institute for European Studies (IES) teams up with the University of Vienna and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna to organise the inter-university Summer School on European Policy-making. The intensive two-week programme is held one week in Brussels and one week in Vienna.
This module considers the characteristics of modern employment law relating to individuals. It looks at the characteristics of a contract of employment and issues relating to claims for breach of contract, unfair dismissal and redundancy. It also examines discrimination legislation relating to employment rights, and how the law has developed ‘family-friendly’ rights to employees.
This certificate will help provide the vision of the lines and flows (lines as borders and jurisdictions; flows as movement of goods, services, electrons, people, etc. between these traditional entities). This vision as championed by DHS Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin seeks to deal with the future of what customs can be by linking trade and security as complementary – not competing – processes.
As an advanced training in qualitative and legal methods in criminology, the course aims to be a platform for PhD students preparing or conducting their criminological fieldwork, to discuss the methodological challenges within their research projects. The emphasis will be on 'doing research': candidates will be supervised on small assignments linked to their own PhD research projects. Previous knowledge on qualitative method is required.
Crime, disorder, and justice are increasingly pressing concerns across the world. Fear of crime and proliferating global threats contribute to an increasing sense of insecurity. Local concerns – for example street crime – are now accompanied by twenty-first century global concerns about human trafficking, cyber-crime, terrorism and human rights violations to name but a few.
This module examines the role of law in the context of modern relationships and family life. This includes issues such as living together, marriage, divorce and the law relating to children, and related issues of tax, family property and inheritance.
This course will present practices in the international field of human rights and introduce advanced undergraduate students in law, political science and social sciences to what it means to work in organisations, institutions, networks and movements that defend and promote human rights.
This course deals with the effects of European Competition Law on the behaviour of businesses in EU countries. An effective common market within the EU requires fair and undistorted competition. Hence the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union “TFEU” includeds strict rules to tackle unfair competition.
This program is organized jointly by the Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy of Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany and UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, USA, and conceived as an intensive, three-week, English-taught program for upper division students and young practitioners.
Since its first edition in 2005, the International Summer University has gained increasing global recognition. We are proud to again be the host to students from all over the world this summer. Our courses, all of them taught in English, are designed to challenge and inspire participants in highly popular fields of intellectual property and biotechnology.
The Columbia Summer Program in American Law, for legal professionals and law students in an advanced phase of their studies, provides a general introduction to the American legal system. Since 1963, the course has been organised by the law faculties of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Columbia University.