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Bachelor of Law (shortened programme)

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The programme of the English-taught Bachelor International and European Law does not include any Dutch law courses and therefore cannot give access to the bar or judiciary (in Dutch: `civiel effect’) on a Master's degree in Law. To meet the demand from students in this programme who would still like to obtain this effectus civilus, the Faculty of Law offers a shortened Bachelor's degree programme ‘Rechtsgeleerdheid’ (Law), track ‘Internationaal en Europees Recht’ (International and European Law). In principle, this shortened Bachelor's degree programme is only available to students following the regular International and European Law track in the English-taught Bachelor International and European Law. Students in the Technology Law track can opt for this shortened Bachelor's degree programme, but have to take an additional 25 ECTS from the International and European Law track on top of the package presented below (a total of 125 or 130 ECTS for this shortened programme).

Please note: an effectus civilus qualification can only be acquired after a Master's degree in Law has been obtained as well. Which Master's degree programme is suitable for this can be found under "practical information".

Admission to this shortened Bachelor's degree programme is open to students who have completed the propaedeutic phase of the English-taught Bachelor's degree programme and who can demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge of Dutch (entry level C1 Dutch, e.g. a VWO diploma, VWO certificate in Dutch or an NT2 certificate, C1 level). For questions about admission, please contact the Admissions Board: toelating-rechten

The programme consists of 100 ECTS or 105 ECTS of the regular Bachelor ’Rechtsgeleerdheid track ‘Internationaalen Europees Recht and includes mainly Dutch law courses and the Student Moot Court. Depending on whether you have taken courses similar to Introduction to Common Law during your semester abroad, you can also apply for an exemption for the course Introduction to Common Law (5 ECTS). The complete and current programme can be found in Ocasys as from the end of July each year. For questions about the programme and/or for a proper planning, please contact the Study Advisers: studieadvies-rechten

Participation in the Student Court is possible if a student has the full propaedeutic courses of the bachelor International and European Law and at least 60 ECTS of the post-propaedeutic courses of the bachelor International and European Law and the propaedeutic courses Administrative Law: Introduction, Civil Law 1, Constitutional Law 1 and Criminal Law 1 registered in Progress on 12 August immediately prior to registration.

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