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


cover  Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights - Volume 35, Issue 1, March 2017
3 July 2017
The June 2017 edition of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights is now online.
29 June 2017
Utrecht researcher Qinxuan Peng delineates human rights of female Chinese migrant workers.
International Law of the Sea (ILOS) Moot Court Competition
26 June 2017
NILOS proudly presents the first edition of the International Law of the Sea (ILOS) Moot Court Competition in Utrecht.


8 September 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Focus area Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights will open the academic year on 8 September with an international conference with renowned keynote speakers.
29 September 2017 15:30 - 17:15
The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights invites you to this year's lecture, delivered by Eduard Nazarski (director of Amnesty International Netherlands).
14 December 2017 12:30 - 18:00
Law in action perspectives from the USA and Europe on globalizing antiforeign corruption enforcement.