International Civil and Commercial Law (Advanced)

This Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme is aimed at both legal professionals and top graduates who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge into the field of civil and commercial law from a truly international perspective.

Rapid globalisation

In this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of civil and commercial law in the context of the current rapid globalisation. You will study transnational sources of hard law and soft law, as well as relevant case law. The programme also addresses the comparative side of international civil and commercial law in both theory and practice. It focuses in particular on the differences between common law and civil law and between certain domestic legal systems.

Interaction of laws

International civil and commercial law is a complex and multi layered judicial discipline, dealing with different levels of international, EU and national laws that co-exist and interact with one another. As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped with the skills to fully understand these intertwined layers and to apply this knowledge to domain-specific problems in legal practice.

For who?

This advanced studies programme is designed for ambitious:

  • international and Dutch legal professionals
  • international and Dutch top-graduates

Master details

  • Degree Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in International Civil and Commercial Law
  • Mode of study Full-time, part-time. Non-EU/EEA students must study full-time.
  • Duration 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
  • Start date September
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 75113

Professor W.H. van Boom: A head start for a successful legal career in global commerce

“This master offers an excellent head start for a successful legal career in global commerce. With this master programme, we aim to educate commercial lawyers with an international outlook in the various private and commercial law aspects of cross-border trading, contracting and competing.”

Mr Drini Grazhdani

“Studying at Leiden Law School was the best experience of my life. I learned more than what I had imagined I would”.

“Leiden Law School will provide you with the education and preparation to become a successful lawyer. A student who peruses his/her studies at Leiden Law School will obtain the secret ingredients and the base for their further education and career.”

Mr Samuel Delcominette

“Taking part in the ICCL Programme at Leiden Law School not only led me to a great job as a lawyer but also made me richer as a person”.

“It offers the opportunity to meet incredible people and to live in the very pleasant city of Leiden. There is a perfect balance between the academic and business-oriented aspects of the programme and no week has passed without me referring to our lectures or consulting one of our reading materials since I started practising law in Brussels”.

Why International Civil & Commercial Law? Prof. Willem van Boom tells you!

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