The Rotterdam School of Law of the Erasmus University aims at academic excellence and also at making its students aware of the practical role law plays in society. EUR consistently rankings in the top 2% best universities internationally and the law school ranks 67th in the world for law on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
Courses emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law, enabling students to gain greater insights into the interaction between law and economics and between law and the social sciences. The interdisciplinary program and international approach to legal issues makes the Rotterdam School of Law eminently suitable to meet the demands of the international business community and judicial bodies. Exchange students can take classes in areas including investment and administrative and regulatory law.
The official language of instruction at Erasmus University Rotterdam is Dutch, however courses for the exchange program are taught in English. Intensive Dutch courses are offered twice a year.
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the Erasmus University School of Law Rotterdam, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in courses specifically geared to exchange students.
The following is a selection of courses offered in English. For a more complete list, please see the Erasmus School of Law's Course Description page.
- Comparative Insurance Law
- International Corporate Governance
- Globalization and Multidimensional Legal Orders
- Trade Finance Law
- International Criminal Law
- EU Competition Law
- Company Law and Restructuring
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Mediation Advocacy: Theory and Practice
- Corporations and Regulators Moot Court
- International Law and the Environment
- International Health Law
Housing and Cost of Living
Like most Dutch universities, Erasmus University Rotterdam does not have on-site student housing. Students are responsible for arranging their own housing, but the university does provide guidance and tips for finding housing on the Housing for International Students webpage. For more information on living in Rotterdam and the exchange student experience, check out the EUR student exchange page.
The Costs of Living section of the EUR website contains detailed estimates for housing and other daily expenses students should prepare for while abroad.
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.
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