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Amsterdam Law Hub

In the Amsterdam Law Hub, students and staff collaborate with social partners
Workshop Designing Your Culture - Margaret Hagan
Come to the meet-up with Margaret Hagan, Director of the Stanford Legal Design Lab, Stanford University. Margaret Hagan leads an interdisciplinary team based at Stanford Law School and Stanford Institute of Design building a new generation of legal products and services. On Monday 29 April you have the rare opportunity to take part in one of Margaret's interactive workshops in the Law Hub.

Free Legal Advice Centre

The Free Legal Advice Centre is a collaborative partnership between five separate legal advice centres. It creates access to the legal process by providing legal advice with the goal of training law students while providing a service to the community. Anyone in need of legal advice is welcome. First Aid for legal issues!

Social partners

In the Amsterdam Law Hub, students and staff collaborate with social partners in the Public Interest Litigation Project, Pro Bono Connect, Bureau Clara Wichmann, Lawyers for Lawyers and Arbeidsmarktresearch. The activities include strategic litigation that pursues the development of the law and the fulfilment of other social objectives.

Start-up Incubator

The Justice Challenge is a competition for social entrepreneurs that do business at the cutting edge of law and innovation. We provide a tailor-made programme for legal start-ups that will get your business off to a flying start. The programme includes hands-on workshops, coaching, introduction to a network of legal professionals and access to start-up capital.
Amsterdam Law Clinic
In the Amsterdam Law Clinic, you will give legal advice and perform research for lawyers, NGOs, (local) government and other clients. The clinic provides an opportunity for students enrolled in all Master’s programmes to learn about and apply the law in context.
Funding for Start-up Incubator
The IXA Valorisation Fund has made 75 thousand euros available to the Amsterdam Law School for a Start-up Incubator in the new Law Hub. Part of this budget will be used to hold a Justice Challenge: a competition in which students, staff, and alumni pitch ideas for law-related businesses.

‘A unique opportunity to gain practical experience’

Veronic Sijstermans: “The Free Legal Advice Centre is an initiative of the Amsterdam Law School. As a law faculty positioned at the centre of society, we provide students with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience by helping real clients with real legal issues. Students get to see how the law works in actual practice while contributing to the improvement of access to the legal process by providing free legal advice. At the Free Legal Advice Centre, we welcome all legal queries from the general public while doing something good in return for society.

‘The Law Hub is part and parcel of the Amsterdam Law Practice’

In the Hub, students and staff at the Amsterdam Law School collaborate with social partners, legal entrepreneurs and established partners in legal practice. Together they seek legal solutions and innovation to meet the needs of a fast-changing society and the local community. Programme Director Anniek de Ruijter: “The Law Hub is part and parcel of the curriculum of the Amsterdam Law Practice, the experiential education component of the law faculty curriculum. We aim to prepare our students for responsible positions as lawyers of the future”.

‘I am a social entrepreneur’

Nathalie Dijkman: “I am a social entrepreneur with a background in human rights, criminology, development cooperation and entrepreneurship. I am the directing founder of SEMA, a social enterprise that provides citizens in East Africa with a platform for the evaluation of local government services. My activities over the past few years include setting up an accelerator programme for legal start-ups through the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law. I also advise on impact evaluations of social enterprises and innovation programmes. I believe in the ability of entrepreneurship to solve social problems creatively.”