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


Chris Backes
24 April 2017
Professor Chris Backes (Utrecht University School of Law) held his inaugural lecture at the 12th of April 2017.
cover  Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights - Volume 35, Issue 1, March 2017
12 April 2017
The new edition of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights is now online with the new publisher SAGE.
17 March 2017
Rechtenstudenten winnen nationale ronde van Telders International Law Moot Court Competition


27 - 1
Mar Jun
27 March 2017 - 1 June 2017
We are pleased to invite applications to the WINIR PhD School on “Institutions, Innovation and Societal Change” from 12 to 14 September 2017 at the UU.
24 - 6
Apr Jun
24 April 2017 - 6 June 2017 09:00
Call for Seed Money Proposals
26 - 28
26 April 2017 12:30 - 28 April 2017 18:00
The final conference of the bEUcitizen project: The Future of EU Citizenship will take place from 26 to 28 April 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.