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.


24 October 2016 15:15 - 17:00
Prof Fred Soons lectures about The Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of The Netherlands: Their Constitutional Position and the Right to Self-determination
27 October 2016 09:00 - 12:00
Future Deltas will host a symposium to present and discuss the results of the 2015 seed-money call.

Utrecht University School of Law