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International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (Advanced LL.M.)

About the programme

The LL.M. International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration focuses on general principles as well as specific methods of dispute settlement in international law, with a strong emphasis on international arbitration.

Programme overview

This master allows you to specialise in international dispute settlement and arbitration with a strong emphasis on international law, while at the same time connecting to other related fields of law, such as arbitration in the international commercial law context. It also includes extra-curricular activities such as a moot courts, programme trips and visits, workshops and group exercises.

More information about the programme structure

Educational methods

The classes are taught in a seminar style and require your active participation.  You will be taught by lecturers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are experts in their field. Further face-to-face instruction in individual consultations will also take place.

You will also be actively encouraged to take part in academic activities outside the curriculum, such as conferences, field trips and visits.

Meet our management team, from left to right: Dr. Daniel Peat, Ms. Ioana Moraru, Prof. Eric de Brabandere

Student support services

The programme coordinator will be your first point of contact before, during and after the programme. The coordinator can help you with all kinds of practical questions related to your programme and can refer you to someone else if necessary. 

You will also receive several study/career workshops as an important part of your study programme. We also offer alumni advice and guidance via an alumni career café and the opportunity to access the Career Advisor of the Law School.

Leonie Rodger


Leonie Rodger

"Benefiting from the rich academic culture of Leiden University and its proximity to the international courts and tribunals in The Hague, the International Dispute Settlement specialisation offered me the unique privilege of receiving tutelage and practical insights from esteemed academics and professionals in the field."

"The coursework not only taught me legal theory, but also encouraged me to adopt a critical approach to assessing the status quo and new developments in international dispute settlement and arbitration."

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