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


Marleen van Rijswick
22 August 2019
Prof. Marleen van Rijswick has been appointed as a deputy member of the 'College van Beroep voor het Hoger Onderwijs' (CBHO).
20 August 2019
Rutger Claassen en Anna Gerbrandy have won the ‘Outstanding Article Award of 2018’ for their article.
Logo NWO van Veni, Vidi, Vici
17 July 2019
Dr. Katharine Fortin (SIM) has received a VENI grant from NWO for her research project entitled 'Dangerous Liaisons'.


28 - 30
28 August 2019 09:00 - 30 August 2019 18:00
On 28–30 August 2019 the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law will host the 7th annual European Environmental Law Forum conference.
4 September 2019 10:30 - 12:00
Yen Trân (Faculty of Law) will defend her dissertation at Utrecht University on 4 September.
6 September 2019 10:30 - 12:00
Niels Uenk (Faculty of Law) will defend his dissertation at Utrecht University on 6 September.