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


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.
24 March 2016
As of 1 May, 2016, Harry Hummels is appointed Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University.


3 June 2016 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence of Elbert de Jong
7 June 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Paul Craig, professor of English law at the University of Oxford, will give a special public lecture on the British EU-membership referendum.
24 June 2016 10:30 - 11:30
PhD defence of Mark Hornman

Utrecht University School of Law