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Master's track European Competition Law and Regulation (International and European Law)

Here you'll read more about what education will look like in the academic year 2020-2021. It will be a mix of online and on campus education. We would like to explain which educational activities will take place specifically for your Master’s programme in the first semester and in particular in block 1.

Education in the period September-October 2020

The weekly lectures in the compulsory course EU Competition Law will be on campus, but will also be recorded and made available immediately after the lecture. Because of the 1.5 meter distance rules, the lecture rooms’ capacity is reduced. As a consequence, not all ECLR students can attend these lectures at the same time. Therefore, two groups of students are created. The groups will alternate in attending the on campus lectures every other week. It may be necessary to impose further restrictions on attendance if more students will be present in Amsterdam than currently expected. In that case, you will be asked to register if you want to attend the lectures. The weekly tutorials in this course are all online, students are expected to join in the Zoom tutorial with their video on and with functioning audio.

The compulsory course Principles and Foundations of EU Law will be provided online. That means that both the lectures and tutorials will be online. The Amsterdam Law Practice (3 EC) in this course in the form of a simulation will include two on site lectures (in week 2 and week 6). You will work in smaller groups in an online environment at ‘real life’ assignments.

The elective course in block 1 Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market will consist of online lectures, online tutorials and occasional on campus activities. In particular, since a large part of the assessment is based on a group assignment, in the course there will be one live session to cooperation skills. The course coordinator will additionally try to organize informal meet ups in week 2. Students are expected to stay involved even at a distance by interacting via our Canvas learning environment.

Lectures in the Amsterdam Law Clinics will also take place on campus (with compulsory streaming for those not able to attend in person). Whether the teams will meet online or on campus to work on their projects will depend on the whereabouts of the different team members. Information on the various moot courts will follow later. We will, moreover, form mentor groups for students in order to facilitate that students get to know each other also in case they cannot travel to Amsterdam.

All on campus teaching will take place in rooms and lecture halls that allow 1.5 m distance between students. Needless to say, the on campus arrangements are subject to the Covid-19 situation in the Netherlands. Should the government impose further restrictions to secure health and safety, it may be necessary to move (some) education that is planned on campus, online. 

If you have any questions concerning your studies, please do not hesitate to contact Academic Coordinator Kati Cseres at k.j.cseres@uva.nl.