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Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic

Working with real clients with real problems allows law students to begin the lifelong process of becoming thoughtful, responsible, and reflective lawyers. Are you a student interested in working on a real case? Apply for the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic.

The Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic offers master students the unique opportunity to combine theory and practice of Labour and Equality Law at different levels.

Working closely with other students and members of staff, the students of the clinic will be directly involved in providing legal advice in areas ranging from European and international labour law to national labour law and equality law at different levels. Clients include law firms, non-governmental organizations, international governmental organizations, companies, and public institutions.


By the end of the course, students will have received intensive, hands-on instruction concerning how to conduct legal research and how to write a legal advice for external clients on issues of labour law, social security law, and/or equal treatment law

Recommended prior knowledge

All students enrolled in Master’s programmes at the Amsterdam Law School are eligible for participation in the Amsterdam Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic.

Teaching method

Students work on cases in small teams. In addition, they observe a series of lecture /workshops on professional ethics and professionality for legal practitioners as well as on legal skills adapted to the specifics of the case they are working on.

Credits and Term

  • Credits: 6 EC
  • Semester 1, October-January
  • Semester 2: February-June


Students wishing to enroll need to apply by 8 September 2019 for the first semester case (on Fair Work) and by 2 January 2020 for the second semester case (on Equality Law).

The application should be sent via email to (indicating in the subject-line 'Application Amsterdam Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic') and needs to include:

  1. A short personal statement explaining the student's interest in the course;
  2. The student's CV;
  3. An overview of relevant courses and grades from courses the student has taken at the University of Amsterdam or other universities.
Download the Study Guide description of the course

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