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


CfGC hersenvredebreuk
11 October 2019
Scientists from Utrecht University discussed brainhacking and brainjacking with representatives of the police and intelligence and security services.
Nieuwsbrief, newsletter
8 October 2019
The fall 2019 edition of the SIM newsletter contains news from researchers associated with SIM and announcements of new SIM events.
EU stars
4 October 2019
A consortium of scientists from 9 European universities from 8 different countries will be built over the next 3 years.


14 October 2019 14:30 - 16:00
J.T. Gray defends her dissertation on October 14 at Utrecht University.
18 October 2019 12:00 - 18:00
Conference on digitalization, flexible work, vulnerable workers and the role of labour market institutions and actors in driving decent vs precarious work.
24 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00
A lecture by Gabriella Sanchez about humanitarian discourse and migrant smuggling.