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 parapluprotest
16 January 2020
The sixth UGlobe Café 'On the Barricades; was dedicated to the worldwide protest wave of the past year.
druppel in water met rimpelingen en kleuren
15 January 2020
The faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University wants to make explicit what societal impact is and how it can be generated.
Lydia Dalhuisen
14 January 2020
Senden, professor of International and European Law, and Dalhuisen, assistant professor in Criminology, share their epxertise often in the media.


17 - 31
Dec Jan
17 December 2019 16:00 - 31 January 2020 19:00
"United under a Red Umbrella" can be seen in the hall of the Janskerkhof 2-3 Utrecht University building until mid-January 2020.
14 February 2020 13:00 - 18:30
On Friday 14 February the Master's Open Day takes place at Utrecht University.
5 March 2020 09:00 - 18:00
The annual conference will take place in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on 5 March 2020.