University of Leiden: Leiden, The Netherlands
The University of Leiden is a world-class university located in the beautiful town of Leiden, The Netherlands. Its Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is located twenty minutes away via train in The Hague – the seat of government for the Netherlands.
The Hague calls itself, with considerable justification, the Legal Capital of the World. It is home to the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and a myriad of other international organizations.
Georgetown Law has partnered with Leiden Law Faculty to offer Georgetown Law students the opportunity to enroll at the University of Leiden for one semester in their Master’s or the Advanced Master’s law programs. Students who register in the Master’s Programme in Public International Law or the Master’s of Advanced Studies in Public International Law will take many of their courses at the Grotius Centre in the Hague. The combined size of all four Master’s programs available to Georgetown students is about 100 students. Georgetown’s agreement with the University of Leiden allows up to six students to study at the law school for one semester. In 2019, two students participated in the program.