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


logo's AHRI en SIM
8 September 2016
The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) has just adopted the Utrecht Declaration on Academic Freedom.
Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
29 August 2016
Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will deliver the SIM Peter Baehr lecture at Utrecht University on 3 September.
Seline Trevisanut
24 August 2016
Dr. Seline Trevisanut will hold a series of lectures for this year’s summer school hosted by the University of Bremen.


6 October 2016 16:00 - 16:45
This month Andrea Keessen with “The experiences of lawyers with interdisciplinary research: success factors and barriers"
13 October 2016 15:00 - 17:30
This event is a platform for connecting people in order to build possible new interdisciplinary research alliances on EU-related topics.

Utrecht University School of Law