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


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.
Europese vlag.
22 March 2016
A network of over 60 researchers from across 23 countries highlighted the emergence of ‘mass supervision’ in European criminal justice systems.


2 May 2016 19:00 - 21:15
Freedom is an important foundation for Western society, but what if someone takes full advantage? Watch 'Welcome to Leith.
12 May 2016 16:00 - 16:45
Citizen trust and the legitimacy of democratic governance with Tom Tyler
20 May 2016 10:00 - 17:00
The title of the LRM Conference 2016 is: 'Blending the Public and the Private: Privatisation of Public Law and Enforcement'.

Utrecht University School of Law