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Law and Finance (LLM)

In September 2018, the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School launched the first year of a new Master’s programme in Law and Finance (LLM). The growing importance of finance to the global economy has made it increasingly important that lawyers have a good grasp of financial economics. According to both a Harvard Law School survey and the industry leaders we spoke to during the design phase and development of this programme, law students with extensive knowledge of Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Financial Statement Analysis have a clear advantage in the jobs market over students without that knowledge and those skills.

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The programme at a glance

In this Master’s programme, the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School join forces to offer a challenging curriculum the contents of which was chosen in close consultation with major jobs market representatives.

The main objective of the programme is to educate students in both Law and Finance – in accordance with the demands pointed out by industry leaders. The combination provides our graduates with a head start in the jobs market over other students.

Graduates with this Master’s will typically find employment as: 

  • Lawyers, in the corporate/transactional and financial practices and departments of law firms
  • Legal and compliance experts in the financial industry (which includes banks, insurance companies and pension funds)
  • Legal Counsel for in-house legal departments
  • Legal and compliance officers for financial supervisory authorities
  • Consultants in positions requiring legal and financial knowledge
  • Academic researchers in law and finance
  • or in similar jobs that require a combination of legal and finance knowledge

The Master’s is a one-year selective programme open to both Dutch and international students  (taught in English) that culminates in an LLM issued by the Amsterdam Law School. It paves the way for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master) provided certain additional criteria are met (see Application and admission requirements further on).

The Master in Law and Finance is an intensive full-time programme, which includes active in-class participation and written assignments on both law and finance topics. We prefer applicants who are determined to focus on this Master for one year.

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Alessio Pacces

Programme Director: Professor Alessio Pacces

Since 1 October 2018, Alessio Pacces is professor of Law and Finance at the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School. Alessio is also the new director of the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics. From 2012 until 2018, he was professor of Law and Finance at the Erasmus School of Law and the Director of the European Master in Law and Economics. ‘I believe that change is necessary to maintain vision’. Alessio joined Erasmus School of Law in 2006, where he obtained his PhD in Law and Economics (cum laude) in 2008 and subsequently worked as assistant professor and associate professor. Previously, he was a senior researcher at the Italian Central Bank (Banca d’Italia) and worked for the Italian Securities Authority (Consob) and the Italian financial police (Guardia di Finnaza).

Further introduction

An interview with Alessio Pacces

Programme coordinator: Suyin Roest

Suyin Roest is the programme coordinator of the Master in Law and Finance at the Amsterdam Law School since January 2019. She studied at Leiden University and obtained a Master in Tax Law, after which she spent many years working for PwC in Amsterdam in the field of international corporate tax and subsequently in Business Development and Marketing & Communications. She completed an international MBA at TIAS Business School. After working for a German listed engineering multinational as well as living in London for some years, she returned to the Netherlands and decided that she wanted to explore the field of education. ‘Albeit I mainly worked in professional services, I have always had an interest to become part of education. I enjoy the student environment.’

ALFA

Amsterdam Law and Finance Association (ALFA)

ALFA is the study association affiliated with the Law and Finance Master’s at the UvA. ALFA offers a platform for students to become more acquainted with the world of law and finance. As such, guest lectures, events, and firm visits are organized. If you are interested in joining ALFA, or to become an ALFA Board Member for 2019/2020, please contact the current ALFA Board (email: uva.alfa@gmail.com).

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Mathematics training videos

To help you brush up on your mathematical skills before the test, you can use these mathematics training videos. You can also read more about why you should consider this Master's degree.

Tuition fees, scholarships and living expenses

Paying the tuition fees is an important step in completing your enrolment. Other costs to keep in mind when planning your university budget include housing, living expenses, and learning materials such as books, stationary and a laptop.

Read more about the tuition fees, scholarships and living expenses

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Law and Finance (LLM)
Diploma LLM Law and Finance
Vorm Voltijd
Studielast 60 EC, 12 maanden
Voertaal Engels
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