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International and European Law

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    The first year will give you a strong basis in law that is used within states. All courses approach the fields of law on a conceptual basis and no national system is being discussed as such. The only exception being the course 'Law and legal skills: the Dutch example', which explains what law is and in this course the Dutch example is used as a red thread. Students will also be taught the necessary academic legal skills.

    The first year will give you a strong basis in law that is used within states. All courses approach the fields of law on a conceptual basis and no national system is being discussed as such. The only exception being the course 'Law and legal skills: the Dutch example', which explains what law is and in this course the Dutch example is used as a red thread. Students will also be taught the necessary academic legal skills.

  • 2e jaar

    The second year provides students with a good overview of law between states, both on an international level as within the European Union. The research seminars will combine the legal skills of the first year with the content of the second year courses, enabling students to deliver sound legal arguments.

    The second year provides students with a good overview of law between states, both on an international level as within the European Union. The research seminars will combine the legal skills of the first year with the content of the second year courses, enabling students to deliver sound legal arguments.

  • 3e jaar

    In the first semester of the third year, students study a full semester abroad (at least 25 ECTS in law courses; 30 ECTS in total) at one of our partner universities. Students can pick courses in more specific fields of law in which they would like to specialize. In the second semester students combine all acquired skills and knowledge in producing a Bachelor's thesis (the Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium) on a topic of their choice.

    In the first semester of the third year, students study a full semester abroad (at least 25 ECTS in law courses; 30 ECTS in total) at one of our partner universities. Students can pick courses in more specific fields of law in which they would like to specialize. In the second semester students combine all acquired skills and knowledge in producing a Bachelor's thesis (the Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium) on a topic of their choice.

Programma-opties

  • Honours College (honoursprogramma)

    The Honours College offers talented and motivation students the opportunity to develop to a greater extent.

    It entails participating in an extra (honours) programme of 45 ECTS next to students' regular 180 ECTS degree programme plus several other activities that will be undertaken and organized with honours students from other degree programmes.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
English language (5 EC)
Law and legal skills: the Dutch example (including IT for Lawyers) (10 EC)
Criminal law (10 EC)
English language and academic skills (5 EC)
Introduction to International and European Law (10 EC)
Legal History (5 EC)
Introduction to Public Law (10 EC)
Private Law 1 (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
European Law (10 EC)
Private Law 2 (5 EC)
Introduction to Political Science (5 EC)
Public International Law (10 EC)
Europeanisation of Public Law (10 EC)
Research seminar European Law (5 EC)
Civil Procedural Law (5 EC)
Introduction to Economics (5 EC)
Research seminar International Law (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Semester abroad (30 EC)
Decision-making in the European Union (5 EC)
Theory of International Relations (5 EC)
Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium (10 EC)
Economics of International Trade and International Finance (10 EC)

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is verplicht
  • Voor gemiddeld 20 weken

All students have to spend one semester abroad with one of our exchange partners, e.g. Austral (Argentina), Uppsala (Sweden) or Galway (Ireland). More partners and possibilities: www.rug.nl/law/lep.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Waarom in Groningen?

The focus on European law and public international law is far greater than the focus on national legal contexts. No national law system is being taught as a general rule.

There is a clear interdisciplinary component in the programme, which is represented by an interdisciplinary component in each semester.

This programme is unique in Europe with regard to the content of the programme. It also holds a compulsory semester of law courses abroad.

The focus on European law and public international law is far greater than the focus on national legal contexts. No national law system is being taught as a general rule.

There is a clear interdisciplinary component in the programme, which is represented by an interdisciplinary component in each semester.

This programme is unique in Europe with regard to the content of the programme. It also holds a compulsory semester of law courses abroad.

First year students are offered workshops 'Starting your Academic Career'. This workshop offers a mentor-system in which a small group of 1st year students is supervised weekly by a senior student and enables you to start up your studies more smoothly.

If you come across questions with regard to your programme, study progress, your way of studying, personal circumstances, etc, you can go to the International Office for guidance. All discussed in these conversations is treated confidentially.

First year students are offered workshops 'Starting your Academic Career'. This workshop offers a mentor-system in which a small group of 1st year students is supervised weekly by a senior student and enables you to start up your studies more smoothly.

If you come across questions with regard to your programme, study progress, your way of studying, personal circumstances, etc, you can go to the International Office for guidance. All discussed in these conversations is treated confidentially.

  • Testimonial van Christian Garrard, UK, LLB student International and European Law

    Coming to the Netherlands over three years ago was without doubt the best decision I have ever made.

    I never intended on studying 'English' law and just becoming a lawyer in the UK but rather to specialise in international and/or European law straight away. This was not possible in the UK (at the time) with all European or international law being offered at masters level only. I came across the LLB programme for international and European law in Groningen and immediately realised it was exactly what I wanted to do.

    Not only do you have the opportunity to study international and European law under the guidance of well respected professors in the field, in a country renowned for international law but you study with people from all over the world as well. Add on to this that Groningen is all you can ask for in a student city with plenty of opportunities, a vibrant nightlife and a great atmosphere, then you have the perfect combination. Coming to the Netherlands over three years ago was without doubt the best decision I have ever made. The law faculty offers a tremendous amount of support for new students and this continues over the course of the degree. The areas covered in the LLB programme vary greatly and gave me a good opportunity to decide what area of law I would want to specialise in on completion of my bachelor degree. Despite not focusing on any national law the legal understanding developed as part of the programme, especially in public international and EU law will be indispensable in any legal career. Asides from the high standard of education, what makes the experience of the LLB in Groningen so rewarding is the people I have shared that experience with, like minded students from so many different backgrounds make an excellent network of people that I will keep in contact with for the rest of my life. The city of Groningen, although small, is an excellent place to live as a student and especially an international student as there are already so many other international students in Groningen helping give it the great atmosphere it has. It is truly an overlooked gem in this part of Europe. You may even find yourself doing a masters in Groningen because you can't bring yourself to leave!

    Sluiten
    – Christian Garrard, UK, LLB student International and European Law
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