Are you not a member of a student association yet? Join one after all! You get to meet people and partake in many activities. By participating in these activities, you can get an idea of the various job possibilities and the cultural differences within companies, organizations and offices. Currently our faculty has several associations such as the JFV or others that belong to a specific specialisation within legal studies.
Board or Commission
Be part of a board or commission at one of the study associations or within the university! You can learn to work in a team and make useful contacts.
Law in Real-life
Experience how it is to answer practical questions after your propedeuse by partaking in a law in practice module for ECTS’s. This will also help you work on your writing and presentation skills. Additionally, it helps you develop your legal skills, customer care and teaches you to explain and answer judicial questions clearly and concise towards customers. Click here for more information on our law in practice possibilities.
In the Career Opportunities section you can take a look at the careers of our alumni. They describe their current occupation and their career path. Additionally, they give you some career advice!
The UGCE has as its goal to promote entrepreneurship. Additionally, there are minor possibilities to familiarize students with the practice of running a company.
Also through volunteer work you can develop many competences and show your social awareness. When hiring employees, some organizations pay attention to their experiences with volunteer work. You can ask yourself if your future employer would find this important or not.
Other work experience
Working experience is always a plus. You can look for a judicial part-time job, but also non-judicial part-time jobs help you develop. Think for example of student assistants, research assistants or administrative jobs.
Look for more general career and development possibilities in the CareerConNEXT. This is a database where you can find many opportunities. You can find CareerConNEXT in your student portal under the tab ‘my career’. Here you can log in with your student number and use the filters to adjust the database to your interests.
Studying or doing an internship abroad is a valuable addition to your studies in the Netherlands. You learn about an another culture, language and different views and legal systems. Many jobs in international or European law require additional languages and intercultural competences. Even if you have to go abroad as part of your program you have to plan timely in order to get the most out of this experience. For more information look in the question and answer and law exchange program sections of the website.
In a summer school, you can attend interesting courses in various countries.
Some masters have admission requirements such as ECTS’s in certain courses or a high grade point average. If you are interested in one of these master programs you can already look into their criteria and what you can do to fulfill these.
Would you like to improve your language and intercultural skills?
Amongst other things, the UG Language & Culture Policy of the University of Groningen wants to offer you the possibility to complete an extracurricular Global & Intercultural Engagement Distinction (GIED), so you can increase your language and intercultural skills, and your labour market value. The Faculty of Law runs the distinction’s pilot, so you will be the first to benefit.
Would you like to acces the bar after your LLB and LLM?
In The Netherlands
In order to gain access to the bar or judiciary in the Netherlands, students need to have acquired the so-called 'effectus civilis' ('civiel effect'). This 'effectus civilis' can be obtained by participating in several Dutch law courses dealing with all main fields of law. The University of Groningen offers a shortened Bachelor of Laws programme (taught in Dutch) for students who would be interested in getting this 'effectus civilis' and who are currently enrolled in the LLB International and European Law.
Other Dutch Law faculties in the Netherlands might have different requirements. More information about the specific requirements for access to the Dutch bar can be found at the site of the Dutch Bar Association (the 'Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten'). Please keep in mind that all courses which will lead to the 'effectus civilis' will be offered in Dutch and thus your level of Dutch language proficiency needs to be a minimum of B2 (CEFR).
In Other Countries
Students wishing to pass the bar exam in other countries should consult the websites of the bar associations or judiciary of the specific country they seek to practice law in for specific details regarding eligibility. You can find a database of various bar associations in different countries at www.hg.org/bar.html Are you thinking of a different master than one that connects with your bachelor?
Talk to one of the study advisors for the possibilities.
Are you in doubt about your study choice or do you want to follow another/additional direction
Are you in doubt over another study?
Take a look at year 3.
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