The core of ARILS consists of 8 research groups, as defined under Art. 29 of the faculty regulations (2020), namely the:
- Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG);
- Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL);
- Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT);
- Institute for Information Law (IViR);
- Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE);
- Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL).
- Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies/Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (AIAS-HSI);
- Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence (PSC).
Researchers of the Amsterdam Law School who focus solely on Dutch law are mostly not part of these 8 groups and reside under their departments (administrative, constitutional and criminal law under the department of Public Law, and private law under the department Private Law).
Furthermore, the Amsterdam Law School has other types of platforms for research, such as:
- Center for Law and Behavior (C-LAB);
- Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions and Access to Justice (ACLPA);
- War Reparations Centre (WRC);
- The Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations (LACMO);
- The Amsterdam Center for Criminal Justice (ACCJ);
- Law Centre for Health and Life (LCHL).
For more information about setting up a research group or research platform, please download the faculty policy.