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Child Law (LL.M.)

The master’s programme 'Jeugdrecht' considers topics like child abuse, child refugees, bullying via social media, adoption and divorce and aims to make a difference in the lives of the youngest members of our society.

Do you have an affinity with children and would you like to contribute to their position in society? Do you want to analyse (legal) problems and search within the confines of the law for creative solutions that are in the interests of children. If so, this master’s programme is definitely for you.

Why study the master’s programme 'Jeugdrecht' at Leiden University?

  • Leiden Law School has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally: your degree has value.
  • This small-scale, personal master’s programme provides an insight into Dutch, European and international developments in the field of child law and related issues in society. Professionals such as juvenile court judges, lawyers and staff from the Dutch Child Care and Protection Board are regularly invited to give guest lectures.
  • Many graduates of the master’s programme Jeugdrecht find suitable employment within six months. We can help you with our online mentor network and personal careers advice.

NOTE: this master is only offered in Dutch.

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