TILT regularly organizes TILT Clinics. These clinics are a collaboration between TILT and a business. These clinics are usually structured as follows: During one month, 4 students will work on a practical assignment, commissioned by the business. The students will spend one day a week at TILT and one day a week at the premises of the business. This way, students will be supervised and guided both from an academic as well as an in-house legal & business perspective.
At TILT we offer the opportunity for students for cooperation between academia and practice: the TILT Clinic. This is a close cooperation in which 4 Master students are working on an assignment commissioned by a company. The first TILT Clinic was a cooperation between Louwers IP/Technology Lawyers and four students regarding the privacy implications of health and lifestyle monitoring wearables.
At TILT we have two types of clinics:
- Clinics in collaboration with various businesses and organizations
- Clinics in collaboration with other Universities
Interested in cooperating with TILT in a TILT Clinic?
We are currently looking for companies which are interested in commissioning an assignment for a new TILT Clinic. The exact arrangement is flexible, in order to accommodate the wishes of the commissioning party.
- 1 month / 2 days a week
- 1 assignment commissioned by practice
- 4 talented students
- 1 day of supervision at the university
- 1 day of supervision at the commissioner’s premises
- Concrete predefined end result
- Recruiting talented students
- Minimum investment
- Different perspectives on a topical issue
- Pre-defined end result
- PR via the network of Tilburg Law School
- Bonding with Tilburg University
- Boost for CV
- Gain practical experience
- Use research for paper/thesis
Tilburg Law School
- Creating internship opportunities for students
- Closer ties with company
Read the experiences of our students
Eleftherios Chelioudakisfrom Greece, who has recently graduated, soon got the taste and has already completed multiple law clinics. How does he look back on them and what exactly has been the added value for him?
“First of all, I had a lot of fun during these projects and they have also strongly contributed to my development as a person. We were required to analyze not only the legal but also the ethical aspects of the case. I find these kinds of issues really stimulating. The various participating organizations provided new perspectives every time. We got excellent feedback, both from the field and from the university."
Important personal lessons
“One of the most important things the law clinics have taught me is the self-confidence to express myself, to communicate my thoughts with clear, well-structured arguments. It helped me to function better within the teams, mainly on communicative and organizational levels. It is very important to be able to underpin your views and ideas with sound arguments.”
Value for future career
“The law clinics have proven very useful in my present job at the Fundamental Rights Agency in Austria. I have learned how, and what kind of things, to prioritize, how to directly and clearly communicate your thoughts, and, of course, that you need to produce your results subject to strict deadlines. I have also learned that a multidisciplinary perspective can add a lot of value. You can learn a lot from people from other backgrounds and specialists from other fields. It is crucial to continue to actively educate yourself by listening to others and to be open to different views.”
Katerina Psixogiouparticipated in the clinic for the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and explains why she found it so important.
“I was so glad to have the opportunity to collaborate on this case. This issue of Russia blocking thousands of websites is very problematic. What will stay with me from this clinic is that we must continue to defend the rights we are enjoying at the moment and that we just cannot take them for granted. I thought it was great to actually fight for our rights as part of this clinic, with the legal tools available to us. In this way, we can have an impact in our digitalizing world. The law clinics teach you to collaborate constructively and to gain experience in ‘the real world’!”