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Amsterdam Law Clinics

The Amsterdam Law Clinics offer students valuable experiential learning focused on lawyering skills and providing pro bono legal advice to a variety of organizations. Students learn how to effectively collaborate with clients, to work as practitioners on projects and provide legal advice using a multidisciplinary approach.

At the Amsterdam Law Clinics students work on a wide variety of cases and projects that see to a broad range of public interest issues. Topics may range from environmental issues and human rights protection, to responsible business conduct and the right to a fair trial.

Working with clients provides students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience while increasing their knowledge of the law and sharpening their legal skills.

Application deadline: 16 November 2020

You can now apply for semester 2; the deadline to send your application is on the 16th of November. Please check the website of the Clinic of your choice to make sure that you are aware of the requirements as they vary between the Clinics.  

Clinical programme

To enhance your learning experience with respect to both the law and legal skills, the Amsterdam Law Clinics provide a unique clinic programme. As part of this 6-credit clinic programme, students work on a case (the clinical work) and participate in an interactive seminar devoted to legal skills, public interest lawyering and professional ethics (the seminar component).

Masterstudent Jasmijn
'I think the Amsterdam Law Clinic really complements my Master. You need practical experience along with the theoretical side of the Master's.'

Experiences from former clinic students

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Amsterdam Law Clinic provides not only with the great opportunity to acquire or further develop knowledge on the particular field of law but also the chance to gain practical skills which are of utmost importance to the legal profession. Participation in the ALC has proved not only to be useful but also mind-opening concerning the possibilities that the legal profession has to offer from international disputes with social value to small national cases with cross-border significance.  Anastasiia Kachalova (FWEC Spring ’20) Master Privaatrecht: Commerciële Rechtspraktijk

For Clients

Do you or does your organisation or institution work in the public interest? Are you, in other words, a public interest lawyer or part of a grassroots movement, an NGO or a governmental institution? Could you or your organisation use extra expertise in solving a legal issue? Are you in need of legal research to support your cause? Would you like assistance from a dedicated team in your strategic litigation strategy? If so, then a collaboration with one of our clinics might be the perfect opportunity for you!

Meet our staff

Visit our staff page to get an overview of the staff members of each clinic and the Amsterdam Law Clinics as a whole.

Experiences from former clinic students


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Read the various blogposts written by our clinic students.