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


Hong Kong 1 July Protests
24 June 2019
On 18 June The Guardian published an article by Antoine Buyse on the protests in Sudan and Hong Kong.
Nieuwsbrief, newsletter
20 June 2019
News from researchers connected to the SIM and announcements of new SIM events, the summer 2019 edition of the SIM newsletter.
Verzakte huizen
12 June 2019
A broad national consortium led by Utrecht University has received a 5 million euro grant to study soil subsidence in the Netherlands.


28 June 2019 09:00 - 19:00
This conference, organised by UCALL, is focused on collective redress in the Netherlands and Europe. The afternoon programme gives you the European perspective.
8 - 12
8 July 2019 08:30 - 12 July 2019 17:30
This one-week introduction course at Utrecht University focuses on the major features of international human rights law.
12 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45
André Verburg (Law Department) will defend his dissertation at Utrecht University on 12 July.