Utrecht University School of Law

Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos:
Sun of righteousness, shine upon us
(motto of Utrecht University)


The Utrecht University School of Law conducts top-ranking research in all important legal fields: private law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law and international law. Our researchers collaborate intensively with foreign partners, especially in the field of European and comparative law. We are also involved in commissioned research and consultancy


Our educational programme is based on academic research conducted within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. We train students as highly qualified, internationally-oriented lawyers on the basis of modern didactical principles. 

The School of Law offers several English-language Master’s programmes. We have an extensive international student exchange programme. Furthermore our department offers training programmes for professionals.

Staff and departments of the School of Law


Save the date UU Sustainability Conference
3 June 2016
The UU Sustainability Conference 2016 will take place in Utrecht, 28th of October 2016.
9 May 2016
A lecture by Alex Oude Elferink is available online in the United Nations Audiovisual Library on International Law.
Marjan Minnesma ontvangt een kunstwerk van Marjan Oudeman.
30 March 2016
Marjan Minnesma has been declared Alumna of the Year 2016 by Utrecht University.


30 August 2016 16:15 - 17:15
PhD defence Mr. M.D. Kayihura (Law).
14 September 2016 09:45 - 16:35
On 14 September 2016, NILOS will organize a seminar on Fishing in the Polar Regions. It will be held in Dutch.
14 September 2016 18:30 - 20:30
Book Presentation of Cedric Ryngaert, Ige Dekker, Ramses Wessel, and Jan Wouters (eds.).

Utrecht University School of Law