The four-year International and European Law programme taught in English will equip you with the professional competencies for an international high-flying legal career.
In years one and two, you’ll unravel international court cases through theory, hands-on group projects and expert guest lectures from our extensive network. In year three, you can specialise in a legal field. You’ll go on an exchange before completing the programme with an internationally orientated internship and thesis. Throughout the four years we’ll drip feed you legal analysis, advisory skills, representation, decision making, regulation, management, organisation and legal communication.
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The first year is the introductory (propadeutic) year
Let’s start with the basics. Year one (the propaedeutic year) will introduce you to the basics of international and European law. Introductory courses like Public International Law, Tort Law and Constitutional Law will lay the foundations for the next three years. You’ll still get plenty of chances to apply what you’ve learnt from law books. You’ll represent a European state in a UN Security Council simulation, defending its interests and submitting and arguing resolutions. We’ll also get your professional skills up to scratch. You’ll take courses on legal writing, reasoning and negotiating and learn the tools of the trade, from memoranda and letters of advice to draft decisions and legal analysis. You’ll be well on the way to becoming an outstanding international legal professional.
|Public International Law|
|Introduction to Law|
|Skills 1: Legal Analysis|
|Project 1: Model United Nations|
|Skills 2: Legal Advising|
|Project 1: Model United Nations|
|Introduction to EU Law|
|Skills 3: Representing|
|Project 2: EU Crisis|
|Human Rights Law|
|EU Decision Making|
|Skills 4: Decision Making|
|Project 2: EU Crisis|
In year two, you’ll consolidate your skills from year one. You’ll be introduced to European and international criminal law, international trade and labour law - and more. You’ll take part in group moot court projects representing fictitious corporate clients assisting them during mergers and acquisitions, or defending or prosecuting an international war crime suspect. There’s the opportunity of a lifetime to make a final plea at the Court of Justice in The Hague where judges will assess your performance.
Specialisation and exchange
In year three, you’ll have the chance to specialise and choose your own elective courses. Go abroad on an exchange. Law has partnerships with universities in Italy, Spain, France, UK, USA, Canada, China – to name a few countries. Or stay with us and choose electives with four law themes: Public International Law and Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Criminal Law, European Law and Commercial Law. You’ll deal with complexities, such as the prosecution of heads of state for war crimes, or the limited protection that international law grants refugees and other minority groups during financial crises.
Internship and graduation
We’ll be up front. The law job market is fiercely competitive. The good news is that our law graduates have been particularly successful at finding jobs within a year. That’s probably because The Hague - the international city of peace and justice - offers many job and internship opportunities at prestigious international institutions, NGOs and legal offices. We also hold an employment network event, where you can meet with legal professionals and receive regular input from our Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). Law related institutions and companies advise us on our curriculum, internships and thesis subjects, so we meet the current market demands. This comes together in year four when you write your thesis and follow an internship for at least 100 working days.
David den Dunnen
As of 2017 Petra Lindhout is Programme Manager of the International and European Law Programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Besides ensuring the quality of education and ensuring the right curriculum, she facilitates lecturers to perform their best. Petra Lindhout obtained a bachelor’s degree in Management, Economics and Law at the Haarlem University of Professional Education and a master’s degree in Dutch Law at the University of Amsterdam. She worked for numerous years at the international tax consultancy firms of Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. After obtaining her Dutch Bar qualification, she worked as an attorney at law. As of 2009 she worked in public service, lastly as Head of the Legal Department of three cooperating municipalities in The Netherlands. Petra Lindhout finalized an extensive post-doctoral specialization course in Environmental and Spatial Planning Law. She commenced in PhD research in 2011 at Utrecht University in the field of European Water Law and successfully finished in 2015. She published several articles in peer-reviewed international journals, co-organized seminars and is a member of the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law. Petra Lindhout is regularly asked for expert panels on water law and economics.
Peter Boswijk has been a lecturer for many years with a focus on Constitutional law, Administrative law, EU and Human Rights. He has done research and teaching at the University of Utrecht, Inholland University, and has been working for the International and European Law Programme since 2018 as a Team Leader. He enjoys the contact with students and the team.
Dr. Agnieszka Machnicka
Dr. Agnieszka A. Machnicka is lecturer in Comparative Private Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. She holds a Master of Laws degree (University of Warsaw), a D.E.S.S. de droit des affaires (Université de Poitiers), an LL.M. in Common Law (University of Ottawa), a Master of Research (European University Institute), a PhD in Law from the University of Warsaw and also from the European University Institute. Previously, she was Senior Researcher at the VU Amsterdam, GRUR Post-doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich), Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Siena and lecturer at the University of Warsaw. She has held visiting appointments at the KU Leuven (Visiting Researcher), the University of Padova (Guest Lecturer) and the University of Alcalá, where she is a member of the research group ‘Derecho y Empresa’. She was an intern at Gide Loyrette & Nouel (Warsaw), the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the European Patent Office (Munich).
William Worster is Senior Lecturer in the International and European Law Programme where he has taught international law, international organizations and international migration/refugee law for more than 10 years. He is a qualified lawyer in the US and UK, and has worked on international business transactions, international migration law, and international criminal law, among other areas, in private practices, NGOs, the US Department of Justice, and the United Nations. In addition, he teaches international law at Leiden University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and provides consulting services to international organizations and law firms. He is the author of more than 40 articles and book chapters in his fields of expertise. He has a BA and JD from the US, an LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University and is currently completing his PhD in Public International Law at the University of Amsterdam under an NWO grant. His research is available on his SSRN author page at http://ssrn.com/author=1155790.
Dr. Michail Vagias
Michail (Michael) Vagias is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Programme Manager for the ProCuria Project on Professional Legal Training. Following the conclusion of his PhD studies in Leiden University, Michail became a lecturer and later a Senior Lecturer in Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He has acted as an Expert on Mission for migration policy development, as well as legal counsel in international cases before international courts. Michail’s research interests focus on questions of jurisdiction in domestic and international law. In addition to his monograph (The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, CUP, 2015), Michael's research is regularly published in leading international periodicals on international law and international criminal law such as the American Journal of International Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Cambridge International Law Journal and the Italian Yearbook of International Law.
Paul Garlick is a Barrister in the UK and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1996. Paul has been a Recorder (judge) of the Crown Court of England and Wales since 1994, dealing with serious criminal cases. He trains judges and advocates around the world on behalf of the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, The UK Foreign Office and the US Embassy in Barbados. He is a Master of the Bench at Middle Temple in London, which is his Inn of Court. He has been teaching at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2015, where he is enjoying the last chapter of his career, giving the benefit of his experience to the students that he teaches.
Christine Tremblay is a lecturer in International and European Law Programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2015. She is also a PhD Candidate at Leiden University working on the impact of feminist scholarship on International Criminal Law. Ms. Tremblay obtained her law degree from McGill University in 1999. She is a qualified lawyer and member of the Quebec Bar. After working at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, she completed her LL.M. (adv.) in Public International Law with a specialization in International Criminal Law at Leiden University. She occupied the position of General Coordinator of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies since its foundation in 2003. She was also the Managing Editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law from 2008-2011. Her areas of expertise are Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Feminist Legal Theory and Gender & Law.
Miera Sibug Montero
Miera Sibug Montero is an alumna of International and European Law batch 2012. She has a master’s degree from Maastricht University specialized in Commercial Law. She also worked for a project under the auspices of International Criminal Court where she was assigned to research relevant case law that can amount to International Core Crimes. Moreover, she also studied Bachelor of Education at the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos in the Philippines. Miera Veni Sibug Montero is currently functioning as a certified lecturer, a year 2 tutor coordinator and an assessment committee member.
Desmond Johnson is a Lecturer in Comparative Public Law and Governance at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. His research interests span across a range of fields including Comparative Constitutional Law, E.U. and U.S. law and governance, Democratic Theory, Political Philosophy (particularly Republican Thought), Judicial Review, and Digital Constitutionalism. His multidisciplinary research explores the constitutional and institutional structures and processes in place to limit and balance the exercise of public power with individual and political self-determination in the E.U. and U.S., while recent publications focus on republicanism, institutional balance, constitutional dialogue, and non-domination in the E.U. He holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, an LL.M. from Lund University in European Affairs, and a B.Sc. in Sociology from Virginia Tech. He has been on research stays at the University of Antwerp, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg), and Utrecht University.
Suhas Sagar has been a lecturer with the Law Programme for three years. His areas of expertise include international taxation and transfer pricing. Next to lecturing, he is currently working on his PhD research project focusing on the tax treaty policy of India. Suhas Sagar also works with the Transfer Pricing Department of the law firm Baker McKenzie in Amsterdam. Originally from India, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in law from the National Law School of India University. Thereafter, he worked with the International Tax Department of a premier Indian law firm in Mumbai for three years. In 2015, he moved to The Netherlands to do an Advanced Masters in International Tax Law at the International Tax Center, Leiden University where he also coordinates and teaches a Course in Transfer Pricing. Suhas Sagar is highly interested in the intersection of law, economics and public policy in the field of taxation.
Daniel Russell BA (Holy Cross) JCB (Leuven) LL.M. (Leiden) has been with the Law Programme since 2015. He began his career as a legislative aide to a New Jersey (USA) state senator, then served as director of an economic development project for Newark International Airport, following which he became executive director of a NGO regional office. He has worked as a Legal Expert on several European Commission projects in the fields of energy and air & space law, and was a guest lecturer and academic advisor in the Leiden University’s Air & Space Law LL.M. programme. Mr. Russell has taught at both bachelor’s and master’s level for the past twenty years at Leiden, Webster University Leiden, Nyenrode, and Hotelschool The Hague. He serves as a moot court judge at the Telders, Unicef and Jessup competitions. His current interest areas are labour law, media law, hotel management contracts and diplomatic & political history.
Nadia Rusinova is a lecturer in International and European private law subjects at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. She is originally from Bulgaria and holds a LL.M. degree from Sofia University. For 15 years she successfully managed a private practice in Sofia, Bulgaria, as a specialized attorney at law. She also taught as a lecturer at the Supreme Bar Council of Bulgaria on EU family law issues for many years and has experience as a lawyer, lecturer and trainer for various NGOs. Nadia Rusinova has developed broad expertise in the area of international family law and children’s rights, antidiscrimination law, labor law, human rights, LGBTI rights, and the trafficking of human beings. She is also a tutor, internship mentor and thesis supervisor. Nadia Rusinova is incredibly inspired by her students and she enjoys every minute of working with them.
Zahra Mousavi joined the Law Programme in 2011. She gives seminars and lectures in International and EU Law. She has been the coach of the The Hague University of Applied Sciences Vis Moot team and holds two Master of Laws degrees in EU Law and PIL. She was also visiting researcher at MPIL and MPICC, respectively, in 2017 and 2018 and received the Hijmansbeurs in 2011 and 2016. Zahra Mousavi is an arbitrator at the ACIC. Before joining the Law Programme, she worked at the IUSCT between 1998 and 2011, and additionally has acted as Legal Assistant in some arbitration cases. Back when she was still living in Iran, Ms. Mousavi worked for Iran’s BILS, where she dealt with Iran’s cases before the UNCC, and was involved in the distribution of compensation paid by the US to the victims of the 1988 Aerial Incident. She is the author/co-author of a number of articles in scholarly journals, and the co-translator of a major textbook in ICL.
Dr. Daphina Misiedjan
Dr. Daphina Misiedjan is specialized in issues concerning human rights and the environment. She obtained her PhD from Utrecht University. Her dissertation is titled: Towards a Sustainable Human Right to Water. She is interested in Global South perspectives on environmental justice and new developments including the right to clean air and the rights of nature. She has conducted research in different national contexts such as Suriname, South Africa, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and Yemen. She has worked with a wide range of stakeholders such as indigenous communities and Water Boards and Authorities. Dr. Misiedjan actively engages in public discussion and has been featured on platforms such as Thinking Planet and OneWorld. She is also interested in inclusive education and finds it important that those who do not or rarely see themselves represented in higher education find a place there. Dr. Misiedjan is currently teaching 'Law and Ethics' and 'EU and International Environmental Law'.
Stefania Marassi has a master’s Degree in European and International Law from the University of Trento (Italy) and an LL.M. in International and European Labour Law from the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands). She is a lecturer and researcher in international and European labour law in the LL.B. Programme International and European Law. As a researcher, she is a member of the lectorate Multilevel Regulation where she acts as the managing editor of the International Labor Rights Case Law journal (ILaRC). Her research focuses on transnational industrial relations and compliance with labour rights in the global supply chain as well as the legal implications of new technologies on workplace privacy. She published a book, “Globalization and Transnational Collective Labour Relations”. She also worked as an independent expert in a European project led by ETUC and BusinessEurope on transnational company negotiations.
Andreea Manea has an LL.M. from Utrecht University, where her thesis focused on the issue of joint state responsibility for human rights and humanitarian law violations arising out of the use of private security companies, focusing on the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and the Manus Island Refugee Processing Center. She has acquired professional training in international environments such as the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and the International Criminal Court. She has also worked as a Junior Lecturer at Utrecht University where she held seminars in Public International Law. At The Hague University of Applied Sciences Andreea Manea primarily assists in the Legal Skills Line and tutors first year students.
Dr. Marina Lostal
Dr. Marina Lostal is a lecturer in International Law and researcher at the Multilevel Regulation group. Before joining The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Marina taught in China and Australia. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge, a Master in International, European & Comparative Law as well as a PhD on International Humanitarian Law from the European University Institute in Florence. Marina is the author of International Cultural Heritage Law in Armed Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Crimes against Humanity (Case Matrix Network, 2017, with E Hunter and I Utmelidze), Culture under Fire (Geneva Call, 2018, with K. Hausler and P. Bongard) and more than ten peer-reviewed articles. She is a qualified lawyer, and an appointed reparations expert by the International Criminal Court. She teaches International Criminal Law, Research Lab, tutorials, conducts trainings with ProCuria and supervises LL.B. theses in the areas of victims’ rights, cultural heritage law, and animal law.
Aurelien Lorange is Senior Lecturer in the International and European Law Programme. He started as a lecturer in 2010 and he teaches EU Energy Law, Internet Law, Law & Economics. He is member of the external relations team (networking for internship possibilities, maintaining the alumni network, helping on the networking with partner and future partner universities) and he is the founder and organiser of the Employment Network Events, the annual job-study Fair and conference. He has taught Intellectual Property Law and several Skills courses and started the assessment committee during the first years. He has also an interest in Animal Law. Before joining The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Aurelien worked at the European Commission (Taxation) and the European Parliament (MEP Assistant) and the IT multinational company SAS as a lobbyist. Aurelien holds a master’s degrees in International Law from Stockholm University, EU Law from the University of Tours and French Public Law from the University of Aix-en-Provence.
Jaime de Jesus Lima
Jaime de Jesus Lima is originally from Brazil but has been living and working in The Netherlands for the past 13 years. Mr. Lima is a Brazilian lawyer (Brazilian Bar Association) and Dutch jurist with experience in both public and private sectors in South America and Europe. His areas of expertise include company and commercial law with a particular focus on international trade and competition. Mr. Lima has an LL.B. from Mackenzie University and an LL.M. in International and European Law from the VU University Amsterdam.
Dr. Tamara N. Lewis Arredondo
Dr. Tamara Lewis Arredondo began teaching Legal Skills in the Law Programme in 2015. She also coordinates projects in Years 1-2. Her academic interests include using subject-matter content to strengthen problem-solving, decision-making, research and writing skills in bachelor-degree Law students. Dr. Lewis tutors/mentors students and supervises bachelor thesis candidates. She obtained a BSFS in International Politics from The Walsh School of Foreign Service (Georgetown University, Washington, DC) and earned a JD from Columbia University (New York City). She won a Fulbright to study Arabic in Yemen and to complete an LL.M. in International Criminal and Human Rights Law from Utrecht University (Netherlands). Her Maastricht University School of Law (Netherlands) PhD dissertation examined the Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council. She conducted Post-doctoral research concerning EU Human Rights policies at University College Dublin (Ireland) in a consortium of world-wide research institutions funded by the European Commission.
Dr. Mauro Gatti
Dr. Mauro Gatti specializes in EU external relations law, freedom of religion or belief, and international disaster law. He has a PhD in EU law from the Universities of Bologna and Strasbourg (joint PhD). He has worked as a postdoc at the University of Luxembourg and the University of Bologna and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Verona and the European Law and Governance School (Athens). His publications include the monograph European External Action Service (Brill, 2016) and the co-edited book Constitutional Issues of EU External Relations Law (Nomos, 2018). He coordinated the research for the 2017 Report of the European Parliament FORB&RT Intergroup and authored the IDRL in Italy report for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Publications available at: https://thehagueuniversity.academia.edu/MauroGatti
Dr. Maria Eva Földes
Maria Eva Földes, PhD, is a lecturer in the International and European Law Programme. She earned her PhD degree at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Prior to joining the Law Programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University, Department of European and International Public Law and TILEC – Tilburg Law and Economics Center. She also worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Institute for European Integration Research. Her research interests are focused on the dynamics of decision making in the EU system, health policy and healthcare governance, EU health law, and the right to health in a comparative perspective. She is currently teaching diverse courses in the field of EU law.
David den Dunnen
David den Dunnen has been a lecturer in International Law and Legal Skills at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2010. He currently teaches courses on the law of international organizations, international security, and legal analysis and decision-making skills. David serves as a study coach and coordinates Y1 Tutoring. He is secretary of the Programme Committee for HBO-Rechten/Law. In September 2019 David will also join the Faculty’s research group of UN Studies in Peace and Justice. Previously, David served as the editor of Atlantisch Perspectief (2003-2010), a Dutch journal on international security, and published various articles. In 2001 he conducted an internship at the European Parliament. David holds an LL.M. in European, international and comparative law from Maastricht University (2002) and did his exchange at the Université d’Aix-Marseille III, France. He took the course International Security Issues at the Clingendael Institute in 2002 and participated in The Hague Academy’s Public International Law summer course (2016).
Dr. Calum Young
Dr. Calum Alasdair Young specializes in EU Fundamental Rights and Health Law, combining EU law and politics to explain current and future events. He first studied LL.B. Law with German at the University of Sheffield, before an LL.M. in European Law at Leiden University. He returned to Sheffield for a PhD in 2014 covering Europeanisation, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and national health law and policy. He currently teaches a variety of modules covering EU law and human rights. His other work includes: co-editing a research guide on EU Health Law and Policy, aimed at combining introductory knowledge with state of the art detail; and extensive outreach and information during the 2016 Brexit referendum, both personal and professional.
Jonas Fechtner is a lecturer in the Skills Line of the International and European Law Programme. He is also Project Leader of Project-1 MUN and a Year-1 tutor. Before The Hague University of Applied Sciences he worked as a consultant at the OECD in the field of trade in services. Jonas Fechtner is currently obtaining a Master of Sciences in International Business Management at the University of Birmingham.
Madonna Hamidy is a Study Coach/SOM Coordinator, Internship Coordinator and Alumni Coordinator for the International and European Law Programme. She is originally from Afghanistan and settled in The Netherlands in 1994 after having fled from the war in Afghanistan. Due to her past, Madonna’s academic interests steered towards political arts and sciences, such as ethnic conflict, international development & sustainability and human interaction. Within the International and European Law Programme, Madonna’s main focus is to help senior students with the organization of the final steps towards graduation and to act as a Go-To person for students with a variety of questions.
Abiola Makinwa, LL.B (Ife), LL.M (Lagos), LL.M (Erasmus), Ph.D. (Erasmus) is a Senior Lecturer (Hogeschoolhoofddocent) in Commercial Law and Co-ordinator of the Compliance Minor. She is a professional member of the International Compliance Association, a Provisional Lead implementer of the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery standard and was Chair, International Bar Association, Structured Criminal Settlements Sub-committee (2016 – 2018). In 2013, she won an EU OLAF grant to research ‘European Perspectives on Negotiated Settlements for Corruption Offences’. In 2018, Abiola won an NRO Comenius Senior Fellow Grant and is a member of the Comenius Network of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recently, she co-edited a 66 country IBA study on Settlements for Corruption Offences along with Professor Tina Søreide. Abiola is a member of the Drafting Group on Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration chaired by Professor Bruno Simma. She is well published and a frequent speaker on Anti-corruption and Compliance issues.
Carlos Correa is a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Skills courses in the International and European Law Programme. He holds an LL.B. (2011) from Bond University, Australia and an LL.M. (2012) in Public International Law from Leiden University, The Netherlands. In 2012, Carlos Correa was admitted as a legal practitioner to the Queensland Bar. Before joining The Hague University of Applied sciences in 2018, Carlos Correa predominately worked in the international criminal law field. He worked in various defense teams at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court’s Chambers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Office of the Prosecutor for the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Further, in domestic law, Carlos Correa has experience in family law working as a Trainee Solicitor at a Brisbane based law firm.
Dr. Luca Pantaleo
Dr. Luca Pantaleo is Senior Lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Adjunct Professor of the European Law and Governance School (Athens). He holds a PhD in EU external relations law from the University of Macerata, Italy. Prior to The Hague University, Dr. Pantaleo worked as a Senior Researcher (Postdoc) at the University of Luxembourg, and as a Senior Researcher at the Asser Institute, where he also served as Coordinator of the Centre for the Law of European External Relations (CLEER). His research interests include EU external relations law and public international law. Dr. Pantaleo has many publications in his name, including his recently published monograph titled “The Participation of the EU in International Dispute Settlement - Lessons from EU Investment Agreements". He also carries out applied research in the context of projects commissioned by third parties. He is also an experienced legal trainer.
Chloe Desesquelles has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in International Relations from Leiden University and a MSc in Criminology from Leicester University. She is originally from France but lived and worked in China for five years prior to moving to The Netherlands. Chloe started to teach at The Hague University in February 2018. As lecturer in the Law Programme, she mostly teaches Legal Skills courses and runs the Year 1 MUN Project. Before joining The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Chloe worked in the Victims and Witnesses Section at the ICC. This inspired her to write her Master thesis on victim participation in the Bemba trial from a gender perspective. Thanks to her multicultural educational and work experiences, she has developed strong communication skills and a passion for the peace-security-justice nexus. She is particularly interested in conflict resolution, restorative justice and environmental protection.
Jeff Dahl spent most of his work-life as a trial lawyer in the US. He handled jury trials, bench trials, appellate matters, administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations in state and federal courts in maritime, insurance, personal injury and construction defect cases. He has also served as a mediator for many years. After moving to The Netherlands and spending some time as a stay-at-home-dad, Jeff Dahl began a second career as a lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He is the Legal Skills coordinator for the International and European Law Programme and teaches skills, negotiation, tort law, maritime law, and insurance law. Jeff Dahl stays active in litigation by maintaining a small practice representing staff members of international organizations in international labor law courts. He also consults with several United Nations staff union offices.
Aleksandra Asscheman joined the International and European Law Programme in 2018 having practiced law for almost fifteen years, more than eight of which in The Netherlands. Before joining The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Aleksandra Asscheman was working in progressively senior legal counsel roles at Oikocredit, a renowned Dutch development finance institution investing in over seventy countries. While being a practicing professional, she has worked on a number of high-profile trade, loan and investment transactions in Eastern Europe, South-East Asia and India, as well as provided corporate legal advice to various entities. Aleksandra Asscheman has an LL.M. in International Business Law (cum laude) from Tilburg University and an MA in Political Science from the OSCE Academy. Her interests lie in the areas of investment, commercial, corporate and contract law, contract drafting and management. Teaching has always fascinated her and she aims to inspire students to turn into aspiring legal professionals and share her passion for commercial law.
Your minor options at THUAS are endless. We’ve just launched Alternative Dispute Resolution which joins our other two popular, cutting edge minors in Cyber Security and Compliance. You can also take a minor at another Dutch university.
Law strikes an excellent balance between theory and practice. Legal experts input all aspects of our programme. Each quarter, we organise two meet-a-lawyer lectures and one topical guest lecture. You’ll attend inspiring talks by judges of international tribunals and legal officers from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Europol, Eurojust and the ICC. You’ll learn about decisions they make during cases and how they got to where they are now. To fuel your enthusiasm in year one, we organise excursions to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Brussels and a prestigious law firm. In year two, we visit the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and United Nations on a trip to Geneva.
You’ll have the support of a tutor to guide you through project work and written assignments in years one and two, your thesis and internships. If you fall behind due to unforeseen circumstances our study coach will help you get back on track.
To continue your degree programme after the first year, you need to earn 50 of the 60 credits (EC or Credits). In some cases, the degree programme may also require that you pass a specific subject as European art of the credit requirements. We call this a qualitative requirement. If you meet the credit requirements as well as the qualitative requirement where applicable, you will receive a positive binding study advice (BSA) from the Examination Board at the end of your first year and you will be able to continue your degree programme.
If you earn less than 50 credits or don’t meet the qualitative requirements where applicable, you will receive a negative binding study advice and will have to leave the degree programme. This is why this advice is called a Negative Binding Study Advice (NBSA).
Your academic progress may be affected by personal circumstances such as illness or the professional practice of a sport. It is important that you inform the Examination Board immediately of any personal circumstances that might apply to you. The Board can take these into account when issuing its study advice.
Read all the rules for the binding study advice in Chapter 7 of the Programme and Examination Regulations (PER) (PER) for your degree programme.