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.


Ton Hol
25 September 2015
On 18 September, Professor Ton Hol, Head of Department of the School of Law, was elected chair of the Council of Law School Deans.
Alex Oude Elferink
23 July 2015
Alex Oude Elferink has been nominated to the chair of international law of the sea in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
8 July 2015
Enneking is appointed holder of the yearly rotating chair of the Tijdschrift voor Privaat Recht 2015 - 2016

Utrecht University School of Law