Amsterdam Law Trials

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Doel vak

Introduction to the practice of litigation. Awareness of how solicitors
and judges operate in litigation. Ability to analyse a factual case from
a legal perspective and to translate this case into a well-considered
legal point of view. Ability to plead in a court setting or to direct a
court session. Ability to evaluate the interaction between solicitors
and judges during court pleadings.

Inhoud vak

The Amsterdam Law Trials is a Moot Court Competition between teams of
talented students from VU and UvA and of law-track students from AUC and
The emphasis is on how solicitors and judges professionally approach a
case and prepare a court session. In line with the faculty's Law in
Action approach, students operate in teams of
solicitors, coached by solicitors from leading Amsterdam law firms, or
panels of
judges, coached by judges from the Amsterdam District Court. The (civil)
cases are pleaded in English according to contemporary Dutch law, but
the litigation takes place according to international rules of moot
court procedure. The best two teams of each law track will perform a
Mock Trial (finals) in a different case. The Mock Trial is a public


Moot court participation as solicitor or judge, written pleadings or
case analysis.


Moot court participation as solicitor or judge, written pleadings or
case analysis.


Selected literature.


This element is part of the Honours Programme and aims particularly at
participation of honours students, preferably at B3 level.

Overige informatie

• Vakcode:
• Periode: Period 4 + 5 + 6
• Credits: 3.0
• Voertaal: English
• Faculteit: Faculty of Law
• Coördinator: prof. M.R.F. Senftleben
• Examinator: prof. M.R.F. Senftleben
• Docent(en): external coaches
• Lesmethode(n): Moot Court
• Niveau: 300

Algemene informatie

Vakcode R_ALT
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P4+5+6
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. M.R.F. Senftleben
Examinator prof. dr. M.R.F. Senftleben

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