About us

Visit to the UNHCR Round Table on Strategic Litigation Geneva June 2014

The Migration Law Clinic is an initiative of the Migration Law Section which is part of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of the VU University Amsterdam. The Clinic initially started in October 2013 with four students. This academic year (2014-2015) eleven students from a wide variety of universities and nationalities participate in the Clinic.

The goal of the Clinic is twofold. Firstly, the Clinic offers talented students the opportunity to develop their legal skills. Under the supervision of researchers of the Migration Law Section, the students will conduct research and write legal advice on a professional level. From the academic year of 2014-2015 onwards, the Migration Law Clinic will be offered as a master course awarded with 12 EC credits. For further information see ‘Course description’ and ‘Application’ under the tab ‘For students’.

Secondly, the Clinic seeks to provide high-quality and independent legal advice on complex issues in the field of European migration law to external clients such as (practicing) lawyers and non-governmental organisations.

The Clinic does not accept individual cases and it does not act as a party in migration law proceedings.

Read more about the Clinic in this article (in Dutch): Artikel A&MR Clinic 2014