The Amsterdam Law School of the UvA offers students a wide variety of specialised courses and has a strong international orientation, carrying both a global and a European focus. A long-standing tradition of offering LLM programmes taught in English has drawn students from around the world.
The Amsterdam Law School favours an interdisciplinary approach, collaborating with other law schools in the Netherlands and incorporating such fields as economics, psychology and sociology with the study of law. The faculty members are active in various research institutes, while maintaining strong ties with the corporate world. Many staff members are also legal practitioners, thus bringing current and practical insights and developments into their teaching. Social engagement is another characteristic of both staff and students, who frequently offer their services to various law clinics.