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Corporate Law: Law, Markets and Behavior (LLM)

The modern lawyer: not just the law, but finance and behavior as well

This Master's programme delivers lawyers who know their way in the wider arena of the future. The law still is pivotal. Tort law, contract law, corporate law, regulatory law and insolvency law; the anatomy of these fields is explored in depth. But further perspectives are added. We will examine the legal side of corporate finance, but also delve into the underlying balance sheets and profit and loss accounts; we will examine the regulatory framework in which banks operate, but also question their role in society as a whole; we will examine the structure of contract law, but also focus on the psychology behind contract-negotiations and dispute resolution. In short, we offer a multidisciplinary master's programme that both deepens our understanding of the law and fosters our knowledge of the fields with which the law interacts, such as finance, psychology and ethics.
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diplomaLLM Ondernemingsrecht
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

Academically, this programme is a joint venture. The law faculties of the VU Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit) and the UvA (University of Amsterdam) have combined their expertise to cover the wide range of the programme. And given the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, it could not be lawyers alone: scholars from faculties such as Economics and Psychology play a key role in the program. They will share with you the latest scholarly insights.
Furthermore, studying law in a broader context requires a window on real legal-financial life. We have therefore teamed up with leading institutions from the field to take the law out of the books and see it in action. The programme is designed and executed in close cooperation with mayor players such as the Dutch Financial Regulator, leading banks such as ABN and ING, and a number of Dutch law firms from the highest league.

This high-profile network offers you, as a student, a range of advantages. The curriculum reflects the needs of your future employers. Frequent guest lectures by leading experts from the affiliated institutions bring you up to date with the latest developments. You will come to speak to those who are in the driving seat of your field – and thus be enabled to start building your network.

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The law faculties of the VU (Vrije Universiteit) and the UvA (University of Amsterdam) have combined their expertise to cover the wide range of the programme.
Formally, the Law, Markets and Behavior programme 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.

The non-legal perspectives will be interwoven in these courses. For example: there is a course on contract law, half of which will be about the (psychological) dynamics of contract negotiations. A similar approach is taken in other subjects, where traditional legal subjects are combined with insights from other disciplines. The goal of the masters' programme is to enhance the students understanding of the law as it functions in practice, with the ultimate goal of training better, more skillful lawyers. The student will write several papers and prepare oral presentations during the academic year.

12 EC
Anatomy of Corporate Law
6 EC
Contract Law, Dispute Resolution and Psychology
6 EC
Law and Behavioral Economics
6 EC
Problems of Market Regulation
6 EC
Insolvention Law & Corporate Finacne
6 EC
Financial Law: Market Regulation & Behaviour
6 EC
Public and Private Enforcement
6 EC
Legal Ethics in a Corporate Context
6 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete application


erkende certificaten
English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge).




reference letter


estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


83 studenten volgen deze opleiding
55% daarvan is vrouw
16 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
63% daarvan is vrouw
22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


Qui Bene Distinguit Bene Docet, Q.B.D.B.D.

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/4 Amsterdam VU
Law, Markets and Behavior
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/4 Amsterdam VU
Ondernemingsrecht aan de Zuidas
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2016
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
3/4 Erasmus
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
4/4 Tilburg University
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018
€ 253 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
90% Nederlandstalig
10% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
algemeen oordeel4.74.1


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Corporate Law: Law, Markets and Behavior aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 29 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

We offer this multidisciplinary master's programme for good reasons. 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 tool kit of todays lawyer. Bear in mind: these institutions have become partner of our masters' programme for a reason. They need the kind of people we educate.
This is an international trend. It is, for example, not just the Dutch Central Bank who wonders why financial regulation failed to prevent the financial crises; the thought that firm “culture” it is an important factor in either undermining or enhancing the efficacy of regulation is increasingly embraced internationally.

Therefore, be it the Dutch students or those from abroad, those who successfully completed the Master's programme Law, Markets and Behavior 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.

current job market

Potentiële beroepen

  • beleidsmedewerker economische zaken
  • economisch adviseur
  • hoofd economische zaken
  • hoogleraar rechtswetenschappen
  • juridisch, rechtskundig adviseur
  • jurist
  • universitair (hoofd)docent rechtswetenschappen
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker rechtswetenschappen
bron: UWV


Prof. Mr. Smeehuijzen

For detailed questions about the contents of the programme.


Questions on admission and application (for students with a Dutch degree)

International Student Advisor
T: +31 (0)20 598 39
Meer informatie?
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