Utrecht University School of Law

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


18 January 2017
Felisa Tibbitts will be the first professor in human rights education in the Netherlands.
Societal Impact Award
12 January 2017
Read more about this year's winner's of the Societal Impact Award of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
Presentation by Richard Caddell during session 2
12 December 2016
On 7 December 2016, NILOS and UCWOSL hosted the Symposium on the South China Sea Arbitration.


14 February 2017 15:00 - 17:30
UCIS/UGlobe will organise this year’s Professor Bronisław Geremek lecture with speakers: Caroline de Gruyter and Geert Mak.
4 March 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Each Bachelor’s programme offers general sessions at which visitors can come and learn everything about their structure and content.
12 May 2017 10:00 - 18:00
The 2017 LRM Conference asks the question: how can law anticipate, mitigate and regulate new risks in order to protect human physical safety?

Utrecht University School of Law