Programmes, Course units & Tutoring
Programmes and tracks
- Which programmes does the Faculty of Law offer?
- Studying Law after HBO or a non-law WO degree
- Studying in parttime mode
- More than one track within Rechtsgeleerdheid
- More than one track within Dutch law
- Access to the bar after the LLB International and European Law / 'Civiel Effect'
- Open Degree Bachelor programme
- Open Degree Master programme
- Honours College
- Programme Master Dutch Law, specialisation Private Law
Courses from other faculties & minors
The study advisers for all English-taught programmes are part of the Faculty’s International Office. The study advisers can help you with any questions which have a (possible) relation with or have consequences for your study programme.
Next to advising about your study programme, the study advisers can also arrange for the Faculty to possibly take personal situations (e.g. illness or other special circumstances) into consideration. The study advisers can also be a guide to finding other organs within the University. The study adviser also would like to think along with you when it comes to study planning and additions to your programme (e.g. extracurricular activities).
The study adviser can help you with
· Study choice;
· Questions about study planning and options in case of delay or extra course units (e.g. study abroad, extra courses or internships);
· Difficulties starting up/keep going when studying;
· Illness which can influence your studies;
· Mental problems;
· Personal circumstances, like divorce, deaths, illness in the family;
· ... and for any other questions which have a (possible) connection to your study programme.
Contact options study advisers
Please check the Law Knowledgebase first for the questions most frequently asked. If your question does not appear, please contact the study advisers of the International Office. You can do so by emailing them: LLB rug.nl (LLB students), exchangelaw rug.nl (incoming exchange students), and LLM rug.nl (LLM students).
The International Office has two kinds of office hours:
· Walk-in office hours
· Office hours by appointment
Walk-in office hours
The study advisers of the International Office have walk-in office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1-3 pm in room 1314.0107. Students are helped on a first come first served-basis.
Appointment office hours
You can also arrange for an appointment with one of the study advisers of the International Office. These appointments can take a maximum of 20 minutes. The appointment office hours are explicitly not available for asking for statements or transcripts, picking up documents.
The appointment slots are available every Monday from 10-12 am and every Wednesday from 11 am – 1 pm.
Students can arrange for such an appointment by sending a message to LLB rug.nl or LLM rug.nl. Appointments need to be arranged for at least 24 hours before the available appointment slot. Students who cannot make the appointment are held to inform the International Office by email at least two hours before the appointment time. Not showing up without prior notification will lead to a note in your file and no new appointments can be booked. These students can only use the walk-in office hours as from that point.
The International Office study advisers
The International Office has 3 study advisers:
Ms M. (Michelle) Bokma-Calderon Romero, LLM
Mr P.F.T. (Pepijn) Tukker, LLM
Ms K.C. (Kirsten) Wolkotte, LLM
Any questions including questions about the Binding Study Advice can be posed to either of the study advisers.
All incoming exchange students can pose their question to Ms A.E. (Astrid) van Dort.
Last update: 15-6-2020
Board of Examiners
The members of het Board of Examiners are appointed by the Faculty Board based on their expertise regarding the programme or group of programmes.
The Board of Examiners is the organ which in an objective and expert way determines if a student fulfils the requirements the Teaching and Examination Regulations set for knowledge, insight, and skills needed for obtaining a degree. It also watches over the quality of examinations and the final assessment.
Based on the Higher Education and Academic Research Act, the Executive Board should constitute a Board of Examiners for every programme or group of programmes it offers.
- Members of the Board of Examiners are appointed from the faculty responsible for the education in that (those) programme(s).
- The members of the Faculty’s Board of Examiners represent each programme or group of programmes.
- An external assessment expert has been appointed as external member of the Board of Examiners.
Authority of the Board of Examiners
The Board of Examiners has authority with regard to administering examinations and with regard to the organisation and coordination of examinations.
The Board of Examiners has, amongst others, the following duties:
- ensures the quality of the examinations and the final assessment;
- checks via the course approval forms if the requirements of a final assessment is met;
- establish rules with regard to the correct course of events during the examinations and with regard to any measures to be taken in that context;
- has the authority to pass judgement on students who are suspected of fraud and to impose sanctions when fraud is determined;
- has the authority to extend the validity of examinations;
- can decide in special circumstances to have examinations be conducted in a different manner than determined by the Executive Board;
- can determine if an exemption for certain courses can be obtained based on previously taken and passed examinations or examinations in higher education, be it for knowledge or skills gained outside higher education.
Next to this, the Board of Examiners has other duties, which can be found in the Teaching and Examination Regulations, in the Examination Regulation and in the Aberrant Examination Regulation of the Faculty of Law.
Some of its duties have been mandated to the study advisers and the Official Secretary of the Board of Examiners.
Contacting the Board of Examiners
You can file an individual request or complaints about (the procedure with regard to) examinations in writing to the Board of Examiners. Check if your request falls within the duties (see above) of the Board of Examiners.
You can contact the Board of Examiners by using this email address: BoE-Law rug.nl
Or you can send a letter to the address below:
Board of Examiners
P.O. Box 716
9700 AS Groningen
Do not agree with a decision?
If you do not agree with a decision of the Board of Examiners or the decision from an examiner (e.g. your grade), you can appeal that decision at the Board of Appeals for Examinations.
The Board of Appeals for Examinations will ask the Board of Examiners to hold a reconciliation meeting with you before they will actually start assessing the complaint.
Please be aware: this appeal must be filed within six weeks after the official decision date.
For more information, please check ‘complaint, objection and appeal’ in the Knowledgebase.
NB: This information is offered and maintained by the University Student Desk. For questions and remarks, please contact them directly.
Last update: 15-6-2020
Studying with extra facilities
The Faculty offers the possibility to students with an impairment to participate in examinations in a way that is geared towards their specific situation.
Such examination facilities are granted by the Board of Examiners and executed by either the departments responsible for a course or the Student Administration and Student Affairs Office.
Procedure temporary impairment
Is your impairment temporary, e.g. a broken wrist, please contact a study adviser of the International Office as soon as possible. Make sure to provide the study adviser with a recent expert statement (e.g. a doctor’s statement). Based on these documents, it can be assessed what kind of temporary facilities, e.g. the use of a laptop, can and should be arranged for. The study adviser will contact the Board of Examiners on your behalf with a possible request for temporary facilities.
You will then receive notification from the Board of Examiners about the possible allocation of the facility. This allocation is temporary.
Procedure non-temporary impairment
If you have a non-temporary impairment, you first need to get advice from a student counsellor. This advice plus a (recent) expert statement (e.g. doctor’s statement or dyslexia report) can be sent to the Board of Examiners through BoE-Law rug.nl.
The Board of Examiners will subsequently contact you about the possible allocation of facilities; if need be, you will be invited for a meeting. When allocating the facilities, it will be indicated whether the facilities are granted to you permanently or for a certain period of time. The facility therefore does not has to be applied for each examination period.
You are responsible for the timely application of the facility/facilities, handing in the expert statement(s), and the advice of the student counsellor. If the application is not done in time, it cannot be guaranteed that the facilities will be arranged for before the examination period. Please keep the following deadlines in mind:
For block 1: 25 September 2020
For block 2: 4 December 2020
For block 3: 26 February 2021
For block 4: 7 May 2021
1. Arrange for an advice letter by a student counsellor.Should you need facilities for a short period, this step can be skipped (e.g. arm in plaster). In some cases it will be necessary to make an appointment with a student counsellor, in others your application can be taken care of digitally. The correct procedure can be found via www.formdesk.nl/rug/examfacilities.
2. As soon as you have received the advice from the student counsellor or if you cannot produce an official advice before the deadlines mentioned above, you need to contact aa study adviser of the International Office before the above mentioned deadline(s). You can contact the study advisers through LLB rug.nl (bachelor students) or LLM rug.nl (pre-LLM and LLM students). You need to include your advice letter from the student counsellor or – should you not have received that yet – a statement by a (medical) expert.
You will receive notification from the coordinator examination facilities a week before the start of the examination period at the latest. Should you not receive such mail, please contact fbstudenten-rechten rug.nl;
Organising examination facilities is very labour intensive. Should you therefore decide to not participate in an examination you registered for, you need to inform the department responsible for the course or the Student Administration and Student Affairs Office. Not informing the organisation might mean that the facilities cannot be offered to you any more in the future or that the costs incurred will be invoiced to you.
Last update: 15-6-2020
Careers Services Law
Careers Services Law
Careers Services Law is available for personal advice and supervision regarding internships and jobs. To this effect you can schedule a career planning meeting. They also organise workshops and information sessions which can help you along in your career after your studies. They also offer you the opportunity to search for a mentor who can help you in case of career questions.
After all, your career does not only start áfter graduation, but already during your programme. This website will provide you with diverse information about your career perspectives and the way to get there. The Career Planner offers support in this. In addition, you can find information about internships, studying abroad, applying law in practice, competences and career events organised by the study associations.
All these possibilities offer you a chance to already start developing your competences and thus distinguish yourself on the labour market later.
In de Student Portal in the third tab Career you find a database CareerConNEXT in which you can see all internships and jobs offered to our university and faculty. You also find the full offer of career events and workshops to improve your job hunting skills. You can search in the system by using the student login and using the advanced search option to select your preferences.
You can find a database called Going Global in CareerConNEXT. This database holds internships and jobs in several countries, including the Netherlands. It also provides you with guidelines on how to apply in several countries.
Regarding your career orientation and preparation to entering the labour market, you can use the mentor system available at the Faculty of Law. Our mentors are alumni who are willing to spend time to help you as a student with your career questions and choices and make ambitions and aims more concrete. They can use their work experience and knowledge of the labour market to help you along or provide you with information. They know first-hand which competences are necessary to perform their job and can give tips on which skills you could/should develop during and next to you programme. Possibly, they can also open their network for you.
The database CareerConNEXT shows which alumni are willing to be mentors, what their current job position is and what kind of support they can and are willing to offer. You can choose a mentor that suits your needs with regard to your career. You can find the overview of mentors by logging in to the system.
What can you expect from the career adviser?
- Short career orientation (who am I, what can I do, what do I want)
- Help on questions about the job market for jurists and their career possibilities
- Help with (study) career and advice how to improve your employability skills (among others part-time jobs, internships, extracurricular activities)
- Thinking about choices in your programme from a career perspective
- All questions concerning your (future) career
- Master choice workshop or individual coaching in relation to which master to choose
To make an appointment, please send an email to: jose.van.der.veen rug.nl
Last update: 15-6-2020
Master Learning Communities
The master Learning Communities is a pilot, which runsfor the Dutch-taught master programmes and therefore the information is notapplicable to students of the English-taught programmes.
Last update: 15-6-2020