The Migration Law Clinic of the VU University Amsterdam offers students a unique chance to gain profound knowledge in the field of migration law. The students of the Migration Law Clinic will conduct research on complex topics in the field of European migration law under supervision of the researchers of the migration law section. The students write custom-tailored legal advice in the context of cases pending before the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Practicing lawyers, non-governmental organisations and other actors in the field of migration law can ask the Migration Law Clinic for legal advice.
“As a researcher for the Migration Law Clinic, I have been able to experience the reality of working on pending problems that lawyers and courts face in practice. Guidance given by the University academics and practising lawyers has enabled me to broaden my horizons in Migration Law as well as critically reflect on current issues. Meetings with guest speakers (practising lawyers, UNHCR and government representatives) have given me insights into the practical areas of Migration Law. I have found myself working in a friendly and supportive environment created by my supervisors and colleagues which has enabled me to tackle even the most difficult tasks and responsibilities.“
Zaneta Sedilekova (exchange student, 2013-2014)