Lawyers used to only deal with the law. For lawyers to live up to the expectations of clients and society, they need to have broader skills. Lawyers also have to understand the underlying economic principles of transactions and procedures they are involved in. Behavioral perspectives are key to dynamics such as the governance of a company, mergers, and acquisitions and the formation of contracts. Global economic shockwaves have demonstrated that rules alone do not suffice; we need to think about ethics as well.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
Law, Markets, and Behavior is a track within the VU Master’s programme Corporate Law. This legal Master’s programme has deep-rooted multidisciplinary perspectives. Law is the vantage point of our thinking. Classical fields such as Contract Law, Tort Law, the Corporate Form, Insolvency Law and Regulatory Law will be taught in depth. In order for you to operate in an international context, we will focus on the principles; details of national laws will not be dealt with.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Our partners - law firms and financial institutions – have been telling us time and again that not just legal, but also financial and psychological knowledge should be in the toolkit of today’s lawyer. They need the kind of people we educate. This is an international trend. Those who successfully completed the Master’s programme have a wide range of career choices. They can work as professional business lawyers, in-house legal counsels for companies, government officials, corporate executives, legal professionals for an international (intergovernmental) organization, etc.
SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
This programme is selective, meaning that all applicants need to apply by emailing additional application documents (listed on the website). The Master’s programme is open to a limited number of students only. The Admission Board will make a merit-based selection of students.
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Last updated January 11, 2018