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Public International Law - Leiden University

Public International Law (LL.M.)

About the programme

The Public International Law Master’s specialisation is taught by lecturers who possess expertise in a wide range of aspects of public international law, including international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, the law on peace and security, international institutional law, international dispute settlement, international economic law and international environmental law.

Programme overview

Dutch students
Interaction between Legal Systems - Legal Decision Making or
Interaction between Legal Systems - Law Enforcement

International students
International Relations

All students
Public International Law
International Dispute Settlement
International Criminal Law
Thesis Master of Law part 1

All students
Practicing International Law - Practicum
Contemporary Issues - Privatissimum
The Law & Practice of International Organizations - Practicum
Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Terrorism
Thesis Master of Law part 2

Full-time or part-time

The programme is offered full-time (one academic year) and part-time (two academic years), both with daytime classes. Part-time students are offered the same facilities and courses as full-time students. For non-European students, the part-time option is not possible because of visa requirements. You may start the programme either in September or in February, although we would strongly recommend students to enter the programme at the actual start of the programme, which is in September.

Note for international students

Before applying to the programme, international students are advised to verify with the relevant authorities whether the diploma of this master’s programme, together with their bachelor’s degree, qualifies as full legal education and provides access to the legal profession in their home countries. Dutch students with a bachelor in law fulfil the requirements for the effectus civilis (civiel effect) upon successful completion of this master’s programme.

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