Sophie Van der Valk LL.M.

Intern - trainee

  • Department:
    Former Interns
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law


Sophie is a post-graduate student at University of Leiden, finishing her LLM Public International Law. Before that she obtained an honours BCL in Law and German from University College Cork, Ireland. Her undergraduate studies also included an Erasmus year of studying German law at Philipps University Marburg, Germany. Currently, Sophie is writing her LLM thesis on the legal requirements for the use of targeted killings against terrorists both from an international humanitarian law perspective and human rights perspective.

Her research interests include international humanitarian law, human rights law and criminal law. Alongside her studies, she enjoys learning languages and travel.