Leiden University’s International Civil and Commercial Law (ICCL) programme is around for some ten years. It is a prime fit for a law graduate looking to pursue a challenging master’s study or for a legal practitioner understanding that law is not just what you know from your national legal box but if you wish to specialise in various private and commercial law aspects of cross-border trading, contracting and competing.
Matters of international contract and corporate law, international property law, cross-border corporate restructuering and insolvency (in which I was, last year, a guest lecturer) and arbitration law will be studied and discussed. A student can complete this programme in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student. For the last couple of years the programme brings together a very international blend of people.
At the New Year’s gathering, a few days ago, I met students from Austria, China, Egypt and India, with several former ICCL-students I regularly have contact (Turkey, Denmark, Colombia, Indonesia) and a few of them (with background in Russia, Bangladesh and Iran) even found jobs at the Leiden University. The ICCL program captures deals with different levels of international, EU and national laws as they coexist and interact with one another. The programme equips students with the skills necessary to fully understand and apply such intertwined layers to domain-specific legal issues and, in the pleasant Leiden environment, is your entry for life-long contacts with friends.
For application deadlines and other details, see www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/international-civil-and-commercial-law.