Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

Minor Law and Justice in the European Union

Do we want more or less integration in the EU? Both as lawyers and as citizens, we are all confronted with this question on a daily basis. Current challenges within the continent and at a global scale, such as growing inequality, seem to call for “more” and “less EU” at the same time. The minor ‘Law and Justice in the European Union’ investigates integration and disintegration dynamics, their drivers and consequences in specific policy areas and for the Union as a whole, and explores the various ways in which European Union increases and reduces inequality, with a specific focus on the EU private law as an agent of inequality and equality.

This minor helps you to boost your learning not only of the law in its political and economic contexts but also your ability to read, listen, write and argue in English about legal issues, an indispensable skill in many working environments. It will culminate in an intensive moot court exercise, in which you will experience the law in practice.


The minor is organized in three separate courses:

Entry requirements

  • The course is open to students from PPLE, European studies (with a major in European law), and University Colleges (with sufficient knowledge of law). If you encounter any problems with enrolment because you are not from one of these three groups, please contact one the the coordinators.


  • prof. dr. C. (Christina) Eckes

    Send an email to the coördinator
    T: 0205258513

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  • prof. dr. M.W. (Martijn) Hesselink

    Europees privaatrecht

    Send an email to the coördinator
    T: 0205253569
    T: 0205253519

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Key data

15 ECTS, 20 weeks
Language of instruction

Published by  Amsterdam Law School