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Invitation mid-term review legal programmes - register until 13 January 2022

23 December 2021

How do we make sure that every student feels seen and acknowledged? What skills should our graduates have? What function will the physical campus have after the pandemic? These and other questions will be discussed during the mid-term review of the legal programmes.

The Faculty Board hereby cordially invites you to this hybrid meeting, which will take place in the afternoon on Wednesday 19 January 2022. The meeting will be an inspiring and development-oriented symposium about our legal education and marks the strategic moment between two official accreditation rounds of our legal programmes. The meeting will also serve as an important building block for our Law School’s multi-year strategy, which will be developed in 2022. Therefore, it is crucial to have the various voices from within the different legal Bachelor and Master’s programmes – from students to professors – represented during the mid-term review meeting.

With regard to the central theme of the mid-term review, Perspective, we will ask ourselves through lectures and dialogue sessions how our legal programmes are assessed from different angles, if and how the programmes match the expectations of students and society at large and how we want to further develop our programmes in the coming period. Inspiring opening lectures will be given by Robine de Lange-Tegelaar (President of the Hague District Court) and Professor Burkhard Schäfer (Professor of Computational Legal Theory, Edinburgh University). In addition, the Leiden Law Skills Award will be presented to the student who wrote the strongest paper this year in the Methods and Techniques of Legal Science course.

A review committee, chaired by Professor Ronald Janse (Dean of the Open University) will observe, participate and ultimately issue advice based on the committee’s overall assessment.


The meeting will be structured as follows:

12:00 – 13:15: Opening lectures

13:15 – 15:30: Dialogue sessions

15:30 – 16:00: Presentation of the Leiden Law Skills Award

16:00 – 16:30: Feedback review committee and closure

The starting and closing times are fixed, whereas other times can still be subject to change.

During the dialogue sessions that will be chaired by Programme Directors, participants will discuss pressing and urgent topics for legal education, such as the lessons to be drawn from teaching during times of COVID-19, the profile of our legal programmes and their connection with the labour market and society at large.

The meeting will have a hybrid format for which the Let's Get Digital platform will be used. Visitors can participate online using their own devices (laptop, tablet or smartphone). Short breaks will be provided on a regular basis. Both Dutch-speaking and English-speaking colleagues are welcome to attend the symposium.


Registration is open until 13 January 2022. After registering, you will receive practical information at the beginning of January, including a further introduction to the content of the meeting.

We sincerely hope to see many of you online on 19 January during this important event for Leiden Law School.

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