Utrecht University School of Law

The School of Law has provided quality research and education for more than 350 years. Constant innovation has enabled the School to maintain its leading position.

Top-ranking research is conducted in all important legal fields: private law, criminal law, constitutional and administrative law and international law. Researchers collaborate intensively with foreign partners, mainly from the angle of European and comparative law. The School of Law also conducts contract commissioned research and consultancy for other organisations. 

The extensive educational programme is based on academic research conducted within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Students are trained as highly qualified, internationally-oriented lawyers on the basis of modern didactical principles.

The School of Law offers several English-language Master’s programmes and contributes to the Transnational Law Programme, an English-language Bachelor’s programme. The Utrecht School of Law has launched the Netherlands’ most extensive international student exchange programme. In addition, training programmes for professionals are available.

See the page Departments for an overview of departments, research programmes and institutes of the Utrecht University School of Law.


REBO/RGL Henk Kummeling
3 February 2016
The cabinet has decided that Prof dr. Henk Kummeling will be chairman of the committee Assessment Act judicial review board (HGK).
book cover Migration in the Mediterranean
28 January 2016
SUSTAINABLEOCEAN is happy to report the newest publication of Dr. Seline Trevisanut, the principal investigator of the research project.
1 December 2015
NILOS welcomes two new members: Li Jie (PhD fellow) and Nina Mileva (junior researcher).


16 February 2016 10:30 -
On February the 16th Katinka van de Ven defends her dissertation.
18 February 2016 19:00 -
Meetings on the refugee crisis. Presented by Dr. H. Eijken and P. Phoa in collaboration with research programs Institutions for Open Societies & RENFORCE.
29 February 2016 10:30 -
PhD defence Aranka Keur

Utrecht University School of Law