3. ABOUT THE FACULTY

3. ABOUT THE FACULTY

AN INSPIRING
WORK ENVIRONMENT
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With more than 5,000 students and 500 employees, the Amsterdam Law School is one of the larger faculties of law in the Netherlands. We train lawyers who are able to apply the law effectively, with the aim of genuinely helping to solve societal issues.

Mission and core values
The mission of the Amsterdam Law School is to contribute to furthering knowledge and finding academic solutions to societal issues. Driven by a sense of involvement and responsibility, and striving for a just society. Our core values are:

  • Independence and integrity;
  • Inclusive working and learning environment;
  • Personal and intellectual safety.

Faculty Strategic Plan 
Every five years the faculty issues a strategic plan. The Faculty Strategic Plan 2021-2026 ‘Connected with Law’ puts the emphasis on ‘connecting’. View the main themes in this animation. You can view the complete plan here.

FACULTY BOARD AND STAFF
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Faculty board 

José Brugman-Augustijn, Head of Executive Office/Secretary to the Board

Go to the overview of all faculty employees.
Go the the list of professors.

Contact
View the contact details of the board secretariat, Facility Services, HR, ICT, Marketing & Communication and central faculty support.

EDUCATION & RESEARCH
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Education
The Amsterdam Law School comprises three educational institutes: the Amsterdam College of Law (Bachelor’s programmes, Dutch), the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law (Master’s programmes) and the PPLE College (PPLE Bachelor’s programme). Each institute is headed by a director of education and each degree programme is headed by a programme director.

Research 
The academic staff of the faculty is mostly assigned to departments headed by a department chair. The Faculty of Law has six departments: Labour Law & Information Law, Public Law, Private Law, International & European Law, General Law and PPLE. Research within the departments is further specialised in research groups. The umbrella faculty research institute is the Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (ARILS).

Participation in decision-making

The Works Council (Ondernemingsraad), together with the Faculty Student Council (Facultaire Studentenraad) and the Program Committees (OC), gives shape to the participation in the faculty.

Education Service Centre

The Education Service Centre (ESC) provides operational education services such as education coordination, timetabling, examination services, digital education and the examination board.

TIP! You can find plenty of practical information for lecturers in the Lecturers’ Guide.

Teaching & Learning Centre

The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) provides support to lecturers in the areas of education innovation, lecturer professionalisation and knowledge sharing.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
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Do you have any questions or ideas about marketing and communication? Then please contact one of the team members or send an e-mail to: communicatie-fdr@uva.nl.

TIP! The communication toolkit can give you help with practical communication issues.

Law Library
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The Law Library is located on the fourth floor of Building REC A. The library also offers study places.

AMSTERDAM LAW HUB
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On your way to the REC entrance you’ll pass the Amsterdam Law Hub. In this innovative incubator, students and staff of the faculty work together with legal entrepreneurs and social partners.

ONLINE & SOCIAL MEDIA
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The faculty is also present online!

Want to stay abreast of developments at the faculty?
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Instagram
 LinkedIn

! Are you as a faculty employee active on social media? Then it’s important to note the guidelines.

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