Leiden Law School gets more than a new Alumni Officer

Guus Schaepman has been appointed External Relations Officer at Leiden Law School. In this role, he will not only maintain contacts with our alumni but also establish contacts between the faculty and private and public sectors and initiate new fundraising opportunities.

Hans Nieuwenhuis passed away

On Thursday 18 June Hans Nieuwenhuis, Professor Emeritus in Civil Law, passed away at the age of seventy. Following his retirement in 2009 Hans Nieuwenhuis was a regular visitor to the law faculty and remained active in numerous committees until he became ill.

Seasons Greetings from Dean Rick Lawson

With the new year already approaching fast, the phrase "time flies" is used in a somewhat higher frequency this month compared to the rest of the year. December indeed consists for many of us of just half a month – but certainly a very full half month. Annual reports, financial accounts, the last finishing touches to close the year. Sounds familiar no doubt. At Leiden Law School this is no different.

The Law Society of Ireland wins the Children's Rights Moot Court Competition

Fifteen student teams from nine different countries pleaded ‘The Case of AW vs. Landia' involving a fictitious individual petition brought before an International Court on the Rights of the Child. The Children's Rights Moot Court was jointly organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and the Department of Child Law of Leiden University, with the support of UNICEF and the Leiden city council.

Leiden Law School intensifies cooperation with China

Earlier this month a delegation from Leiden University, headed by Rector Carel Stolker, visited China to intensify the ongoing cooperation with partner universities and to explore the possibility of expanding the academic cooperation with new partners, as well as to touch base with the growing number of Leiden alumni in China.

Former Nuremberg trials prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz visits Leiden Law School

From 1 to 5 September Benjamin Ferencz (94) visited Leiden. In 1947-1948 Ferencz was the chief prosecutor in one of the so-called follow-up Nuremberg trials, the Einsatzgruppen trial. During his long life he has published extensively and has participated in international negotiations on the definition of aggression and on the crime of aggression.

Advanced master on human rights law started off

The advanced LLM European and International Human Rights Law started off today. A select group of students from different parts of the world attended the very first seminar meeting of this new master launched by Leiden Law School.