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Amsterdam Law Clinics

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 for the fall semester 2021/2022: 18 June 2021

Please check the website of the clinic of your choice for the criteria for participation, as these may differ per clinic. See also here.

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).

Testimonial former Clinic students
"During my time working in the clinic, I had the opportunity to delve into the concepts of business and human rights which are deeply intertwined but often considered separately. Additionally, my ability to work in cross-cultural teams was strengthened, my mind has been opened to new career paths and I learnt the value of the creativity and resilience needed to work through the pandemic." - Langa Mpofu, Business & Human Rights Clinic 2020/2021
Langa Mpofu - Business & Human Rights Clinic 2020/2021

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!

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.'

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.

News

Read the latest news about the Amsterdam Law Clinics, the Amsterdam Law Practice and the Amsterdam Law Hub.

Blogposts 

Read the various blogposts written by our clinic students.