Law in Society


The Law in Society programme centres around four themes that are hyper relevant in today’s society: security, globalisation of markets, migration and sustainability. You will address each theme at both global and local levels, from different legal perspectives, using relevant social sciences tools and research methodologies.  

Year 1
You’ll dive into one of the biggest issues of our age: security – including global terrorism, as well as libel and assault cases. Alongside the philosophy and law of security, you’ll learn about criminology and empirical research. In the second semester, you’ll immerse yourself in the globalisation of markets, and will use psychology and statistics to deepen your understanding of how these markets work.

Year 2
You’ll explore migration – not just from an abstract point of view, but by meeting and interviewing those involved. In small groups, you’ll learn qualitative research methods like interview techniques and negotiation skills that would make great preparation for a legal career. You’ll also investigate topics like climate change and artificial intelligence – and the ethical dilemmas that lawyers face as a result.

Year 3
For your minor in your first semester, you’ll get the opportunity to go abroad and put your international curiosity to good use. For those staying in Amsterdam, there are interesting minors on offer. You’ll also write your Bachelor’s thesis, and do a series of recap courses that compare different legal systems and add depth to your legal knowledge.


Level Bachelor
Language English
Duration 3 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 180 EC
Faculty Faculty of Law