Students of the LRM programme come well-prepared to the labour market. In the first year, we offer various workshops aimed at developing transferrable skills like time-management, inter-cultural competences, collaboration competences and self-analysis. In addition, it is possible to participate in workshops on writing application letters and preparing a good curriculum vitae. The activities undertaken by study association Aletheia also help you to prepare for the future. You will engage in one of their committees to help organising lectures, the yearly study trip, the yearly conference or advise the programme leaders on the study programme. The programme of the annual study trip always includes a visit to an international or foreign legal institute, such as the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. In essence, the LRM offers a wide range of activities geared towards labour market exploration and career development.
Towards a Professional Career
After finishing this Master’s programme in Legal Research, you can pursue a career in legal research, finding a research position at a university or in one of the major law firms, the research departments of Supreme Courts in various parts of the world, or, in the Netherlands, at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Council of State or the Research and Documentation Centre (Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeks- en Documentatiecentrum) of the Ministry of Justice. You also will be well prepared for legal practice at a national or international law firm, at a company or in a non-governmental organisation, in the judiciary, or in a government or non-governmental position.
After finishing this programme, you can become:
Towards an academic career
In research aspects, this programme can be excellent preparation for a subsequent PhD programme. You may become a PhD fellow with a university in the Netherlands or abroad.
Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates in Legal Research. Or check their testimonials.
UU Career Services
UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills - examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand networks and skills.
UU Careers Day
Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day event offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.