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Program and courses LLB Global Law

Global Law offers a new point of view when it comes to law: it puts ‘global’ before ‘local’ by going beyond the limits of one judicial system and considering solutions from other jurisdictions or from international law. This type of broad knowledge is essential when working in an organization where legal cases can involve a range of different jurisdictions, perspectives and solutions. You will gain academic depth and develop the practical skills which will help you to approach transnational conflicts from a global perspective.

Structure of the program

The program teaches all of the main legal topics found in traditional legal education, such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, property law, and constitutional law. What makes Global Law unique, however, is that these topics are approached from a global perspective. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for legal work in settings where multiple legal systems come together. Please note that most of the classes you will be attending throughout your Bachelor’s program have mandatory attendance, so you need to be prepared for at least 20 contact hours per week.

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    Programs are subject to change, so we advise our students to check their exact program in the education catalog at the official start of the academic year.


    Want a glimpse of the program? We have two virtual lectures for you:

    See an overview of all LLB Global Law courses

    Fast track

    If you already have an academic level Bachelor's degree in a different scientific field, you can apply for the fast track. Fast track candidates receive an exemption of 60 ECTS in the program based on their existing knowledge and skills from their previous Bachelor’s degree. Whether you can be admitted to the fast track is determined by a selection committee.

    Fast track candidates will follow a selection of Global Law courses, totaling 120 ECTS, over the span of two years. Courses within the new curriculum which are part of the Fast Track are indicated with *.

    Why in Tilburg?

    • Become fully qualified for a great job: international companies and governmental institutions are urgently looking for lawyers who can find their way in different legal systems.
    • Follow a unique program: there is no other bachelor's program in which you will study law from different legal systems.
    • Already have a degree? Then you might be eligible for our fast track: get credit for courses offered in the first year, and graduate in just two years’ time.
    • Tilburg Law School is a founding partner of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL), a consortium of prestigious law schools from across the globe, who share an interest in promoting legal education and research from a global perspective.

    Interested in LLB Global Law?

    Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application