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LLM Programmes

Summer programme

Amsterdam Law School

Columbia Summer Programme in American Law

Since 1963, the Law Schools of Columbia University, the University of Leiden and the UvA organise summer programmes in American Law. During the even years, the programme takes place in Leiden, and in odd years, it is held in Amsterdam. The four-week programme consists of subjects such as:

  • Contracts
  • American Institutions of Public Law: Statutes and Regulations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Remedies
  • Corporate Law
  • Governance

The programme is entirely taught by Columbia professors from the Law Schools of Columbia University and is designed to provide a general introduction to the American legal system for lawyers and other (legal) professionals, or (graduate) students interested in the programme.

Please visit the the website for an actual overview.

Columbia Summer Program

Certificate & ECTS

At the end of the programme, students are awarded a Certificate of Participation. If they wish to take a final examination, they may obtain 6 EC (European credits, ECTS) toward degrees at their home universities.


For more information about this programme, including courses, faculty, extracurricular activities and fees, please visit:, or contact Johanna Vogel at