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.
Dean Rick Lawson explains why alumni are so important for the law school.
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.
On 29 and 30 April the Leiden Centre for East African Law (LEAC) hosted its first Annual Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference was organized in cooperation with the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) and compared integration through law in the EU and the EAC.
Arthur Elias, researcher and expert in teaching at Leiden Law School, has received a Royal Honour. At his farewell reception on 24 June, he was appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Leiden Law alumni with a professional coaching background participated in the first Coach Café for students that was held on April 21.
Ard van der Steur was appointed Minister of Security and Justice in the Rutte-Asscher Cabinet on 20 March 2015.
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.
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.
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.
All (international) alumni of Leiden Law School with at least 2 years work experience are invited to become a mentor for our current students.
The last week of August marked the start of the academic year 2014-2015 for more than 300 new international law students (which is more than one third of the total number of international students that attended the Orientation Week Leiden).
The international (Advanced) LL.M. programs of Leiden Law School receive a lot of enquiries form prospect students all over the world
Sophia is a new study society that focuses on international students (Masters and Exchange) at Leiden Law School.
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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.
On 5 September 2014 the opening ceremony for the Master Programme in European law took place.
On 1 September 2014 Leiden Law School saw the successful launch of a new Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme in International Civil and Commercial Law (ICCL). Despite being in its infancy, the programme has attracted interest from all corners of the globe and this year has welcomed twenty six students from as far afield as Greece, China, Ukraine and Indonesia.
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.
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