The CPO in a nutshell

The Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPO) is  the leading provider of professional legal education courses in the Netherlands. It was established in 1979 and is part of the Radboud University Nijmegen. The CPO hosts a broad spectrum of legal training events, including Continuing Legal Education (CLE), conferences, seminars, in-company courses and other professional development and legal education programmes for all kinds of lawyers in all fields of law. It also conducts educational management services for various professional associations and foundations.

The CPO is striving to internationalise its curriculum. Our goal is to develop courses with an international, European or comparative legal perspective to provide practising lawyers both in and outside the Netherlands with the knowledge required to deal with the implications of international (legal) developments for their daily practices, and to learn from the legal systems in other countries.