Transnational Law Program

The Transnational Law Program is aimed at training students in different national legal systems. UCU offers this program in close cooperation with the Washington University School of Law in Saint Louis (WUSOL), Missouri, US. As a TLP student you enroll in the Social Science major at UCU, taking a set number of law courses. In the third year you go on exchange to WUSOL for a semester. By taking law courses at both UCU and WUSOL, TLP students acquire their legal skills and knowledge within the context of the two major longstanding legal traditions of civil law and common law, each in its natural environment. After completion of the program you have access to some of the Masters in Law (LLM) programs at Utrecht University and WUSOL.

Note: TLP is not aimed at becoming a practicing bar lawyer either in the US or in the Netherlands. Students who pursue a career as a barrister, solicitor or in the judiciary will need additional legal training.

UCU Transnational Law

The TLP is funded in part by an Atlantis grant from the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission and the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) of the U.S. Department of Education.