Universiteit Leiden

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Civil Law

The Department of Civil Law is responsible for education and research in the field of civil law. We teach the master’s degree programme Civiel Recht (Civil Law LL.M.), attracting many students each year from Leiden and elsewhere.

Our expertise is wide-ranging: we teach and conduct research across the full breadth of private law, ranging from contract, tort, property, litigation and arbitration to philosophy of private law and legal methodology. Our interest lies in the interaction between areas of law, both national and international, and gaining new insights from other disciplines that can enrich civil law.

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