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Public International Law - Leiden University

Public International Law (LL.M.)

Why Leiden University

Do you aspire to a career in international law? Then consider the Regular LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University.

  1. You are choosing a faculty that has an outstanding international reputation.
  2. Taking courses at one of our other excellent faculties is also a possibility.
  3. Particularly in the privatissimum and practicum, you work closely with your instructors.  You will also work closely with your advisor on your thesis. Many of our faculty are experienced practitioners as well as educators and researchers.
  4. You can make use of our solid international educational and research networks.  
  5. As a student and as graduate, you have access to our extensive alumni network.

Studying at Leiden Law School

Leiden Law School offers a world-class education. Leiden University, particularly the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, is international in composition and orientation. We combine our proven academic foundation with current applied knowledge from professional practice. We regularly interact with international courts and other international law organisations in The Hague and elsewhere.  Our colocation in The Hague and Leiden maximizes our integration into the worlds of research and international legal practice.

Studying at Leiden University

In 1575 we became the first university in the Netherlands. Since then our academic research and teaching have contributed directly towards a safer, healthier, more sustainable, more prosperous and more just world. Here, researchers look beyond the boundaries of their own discipline and work together with colleagues at home and abroad. In the annual rankings Leiden University invariably scores in the top 100 of 25,000 universities worldwide. We have received no fewer than 19 Spinoza Prizes - the most prestigious research prize in the Netherlands.

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