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Moot Courts, Internships, and Publishing

LLM students from different programmes have the opportunity to pursue a variety of extracurricular activities during their studies (or afterwards in the case of internships).

Moot Courts

Participation in moot court competitions is an established part of the extracurricular activities offered to students in some of the LLMs. Academic staff provides extensive coaching for the written and oral phases of various moot courts such as the Telders International Moot Court Competition, the ICC Moot Court Competition, the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law, or the ELSA European Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Law in practice activities such as moots offers students valuable experience in defending their legal arguments in front of judges. The particular moot court(s) students participate in varies from year to year and depends on student interest.

In 2016, a Groningen team placed 6th at the Telders moot, and in 2017 a team placed 4th at the ELSA European Human Rights Moot.

Internships (and/or employment)

While internships are not part of any LLM programme specifically, some students actively look for high profile internships toward or during the end of their studies (ie. ICC, UN), if not searching for other paid employment or returning to existing employment in their home country. The Faculty announces internship opportunities during the year on various mediums such as on Nestor (Student Portal), through email, or on Facebook. All students have access to the Career Services of the Faculty of Law, where they can receive advise and guidance on their post-LLM career paths.


For students considering an academic career or want to raise their professional profile of activities, various opportunities exist for students to actively submit articles or papers to law focused journals or mediums, or be involved in their editorial activities. Examples of such journals and mediums include the Groningen Journal of International Law and

Last modified:30 August 2018 09.28 a.m.