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Study programme

International Criminal Law (LLM)

The International Criminal Law programme combines the study of theoretical aspects and foundations of International Criminal Law with its practical application, by offering a workshop in criminal tribunals and providing opportunities to engage in internships.

Amsterdam Law School students and Columbia Law School students complete the programme as a group, spending the first semester at the Amsterdam Law School and the second at Columbia Law School.

The programme of both compulsory and elective courses.

Programme International Criminal Law

Track 1: International Criminal Law - Joint Programma (ICL - JP)


Semester I 

Sept 2018- Dec 2018


Law Lab in International Criminal Law
Lectures, visits to courts and tribunals and research projects

  Comparative Introduction into Common and Civil Law (3 EC)
  International Criminal Tribunals: Procedural Aspects (6 EC)
   International Criminal Tribunals: Substantive Law (6 EC)
  International Criminal Law (6 EC)
  International Criminal Law Practice I (6 EC)
  Thesis Part I (3 EC)

Semester II 

January-June 2019

  Colloquium on International Criminal Law (AC unknown)
  Selected elective courses, for overview check: law.columbia.edu/courses
  Thesis (7.5 AC)

More information about Study Programme track 2 International and Transnational Criminal Law


Course Catalogue: International Criminal Law

Second semester at Columbia Law School

In November 2018 you will find a link here to Columbia Law School for up-to-date information regarding its courses.

Accreditation and academic title

The quality of this joint LLM programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Upon successful completion of the programme, students will thus receive a legally accredited master's degree and the title Master of Laws (LLM). 

More on accreditation and degrees