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Justice Entrepreneurship

Innovation for a Better World?
Design Thinking

What is society's need?

By taking Justice Entrepreneurship, you will be helped to devise and develop legal solutions for a just society. Unlike other courses, we use the Human Centered Design method. Here, we dive into the real problems and needs of citizens, and other actors who need innovative solutions. As a result, we quickly find out how to get to know stakeholders, (re)define a problem - and ultimately develop a prototype of a new legal or judicial service. Not fictionally, but 'for real': you actually take a first step towards your own company or organisation! In fact, we conclude the course with a pitch competition, with the winners even receiving start-up funding. For further financial and practical support, we encourage our students to apply for our start-up fund.

Once again, we have invited inspiring guest lecturers to provide students with information. These names will follow in the coming months

Justice Entrepreneurship awarded for innovative legal education

Our elective won the Innovative Legal Education Award from the Gouden Zandlopers in 2021. A year later, the winners of our first J.E. course, called Legal Crowd, were nominated for the Access to Justice Award in this same competition. Meanwhile, the litigation crowdfunding platform has several cases underway and even won one recently! Check out the other start-ups we are still assisting here!

Requirements for Participation

All students enrolled in Master’s programmes at the Amsterdam Law School are in principle eligible for participation in the Justice Entrepreneurship course and receive 6 ECTs after successful completion of the course. Students are, however, themselves responsible to check whether the credits obtained will count towards their particular degree. Students enrolled at other faculties are very welcome as long as they have received approval from their programme coordinator. 


Questions about the course? Please contact Nathalie Dijkman (Coördinator Justice Entrepreneurship) via:

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