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Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic

Amsterdam Law Clinics

The Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic is an initiative of students and staff of the Amsterdam Law School and provides legal services on all questions related to social rights, labour exploitation and equality law.

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About the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic

In the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic students will acquire knowledge to be able to build up a solid case. Clinic students will be directly involved in providing legal advice on international and national labour law, equality law, and economic and social rights with the aim to remedy violations of fundamental labour rights and economic and social rights. 

Students work in close supervision with clinical educators and professors at the Amsterdam Law School, in particular with staff from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) and the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (HSI). The clinic aims to encourage students’ critical thinking about the functions of law in society and its possibility to make positive changes and contributions to our world. At the same time, the clinic offers pro bono services to clients that are represented by lawyers, (non-governmental) organisations or government entities that are dealing with a complex legal issues that may require extra research. This legal research may be required due to the complexity of the case, because the client does not have adequate means, or because the client is pursuing a public interest or the case represents an unpopular or difficult cause.

Marlies Vegter - Clinical Lecturer Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic
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The clinic is especially interesting for students with a big heart who work together to improve the rights of workers to equal treatment and the right to fair work. Marlies Vegter - Clinical Lecturer Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic

Are you interested ?

Are you looking for a way to enrich your study career with an experience in the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic? Are you ready to contribute to real cases from real clients? Are you interested in working together closely with other students on topics concerning (inter)national labour law, equality law, and economic and social rights? Taking part in a semester of the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic might be just the thing for you!

Are you looking for a collaboration?

The Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic offers pro bono services to a variety of organizations as well as individual clients on questions of labour law and equality law.

Do you or does your organisation work on issues or projects involving the public interest? Could you or your organisation use extra expertise in solving a legal issue in the field of public international law? Are you in need of legal research to support your cause? Would you like assistance from a dedicated team in your strategic litigation strategy? If so, then a collaboration with Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic might be the perfect opportunity for you!

Contact us

For any questions regarding the Fair Work & Equality Clinic, please email us at amsterdamlawclinics@uva.nl or contact:

Mr. dr. M.S.A. (Marlies) Vegter

Clinical Lecturer Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic

Dr. N.E. (Nuria) Ramos Martin

Clinical Lecturer Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic

The Amsterdam Law Clinics are part of the Experiential Learning program of the Amsterdam Law Practice.