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Global and European Labour Law (Advanced LL.M.)

Career prospects

The Global and European Labour Law programme prepares you for a successful career in this increasingly important field, in Europe or around the world.

Guus Heerma van Voss

Professor of Labour law, Head of the Labour Law Department of Leiden Law School

Guus Heerma van Voss

"Lecturers from Leiden University participate in European and Global Networks like the European Labour Law Network and the Labour Law Research Network. By doing so, they continuously get the most recent information on the developments in the world of labour law and they participate in discussions on global and European level. This enables them to make the Advanced Masters up-to-date as well as useful for participants from various countries."

Parika Ganeriwal

Alumna, Dispute settlement lawyer at the legal affairs division of the World Trade Organisation

Parika Ganeriwal

"Here at the WTO dispute settlement we do not come across labour issues that often, but the understanding of various legal concepts under European labour laws as well as the ILO has contributed towards a more inclusive and comprehensive understanding, which I do find useful in the way I approach and analyse a particular issue."

"Coming from a common law background, an understanding of European laws has enhanced my analytical skills and steered my mind into thinking in directions which I may not have been able to had I not been exposed to this wonderful practice area."

Luz Rey Novás

Alumna, Jr. Labour Law Officer Labour Law and Reform Unit, ILO

Luz Rey Novás

"The knowledge about global and European labour law provided me with the necessary tools to engage critically with the technical work of the International Labour Organisation. Understanding the subtleties of international and comparative labour law has been crucial to deal with policy challenges in labour law reform across the world."

Our graduates meet the requirements for a range of positions as a legal professional, including:

  • with national governments and public administration (within international organisations, as well as European as national);
  • within the judiciary, quasi-judicial bodies, or (policy) advisory bodies (including social-economic councils) on employment and labour law matters;
  • within national, regional, international non-governmental organisations dealing with social rights;
  • within trade unions (national, European, and global) or other bodies of workers representation (e.g. world works councils);
  • within employers organisations and associations, especially at European and global level;
  • HRM-departments of multinational or internationally operating enterprises;
  • within law firms specialising in employment and labour law cases; and
  • to pursue an academic career by continuing further academic research, e.g. in a PhD programme in the area of labour standards or social rights.

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