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Previous sessions for the joint LLM in international criminal law offered by the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School


About the session

What's covered in this session

  • University/course selection

  • US vs. Europe for funding

  • LLM programs in ICL, IHL and criminal justice

  • Pros and cons of choosing the joint program over a regular LLM, considering the short duration of the program

  • Application requirements for the joint LLM program 

  • CV/Resume building 

  • How domestic criminal law experience can help in the joint LLM

  • Applying right out of law school

  • Activities, blogs and journals for international criminal law 

  • Grades needed to get into the joint LLM program 

  • Writing the letter of motivation 

  • Dos and Don'ts for the letter of motivation 

  • Cost and scholarships 

  • Need based financial aid 

  • Employment prospects in international criminal law 

  • Organizations where you can apply for ICL jobs 

  • Challenges in securing employment 

  • Working at the ICC as a visiting professional 

  • Internships and full-time positions at the ICC 

  • Advantages of learning a foreign language 

Anivesh is a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. He completed his LLM in International Criminal Law in 2021, as part of a Joint Program between Columbia Law School and University of Amsterdam.

During his masters he worked with the Fair Trials Clinic in University of Amsterdam and as Research Assistant with Columbia Law School. During his time in India, as a litigator, he worked in the Chambers of Ms. Karuna Nundy and with J. Sagar Associates as an attorney. He obtained his LLB degree and a Bachelors of Commerce degree from University of Delhi.

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