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


Ucall conference 2017 logos
8 May 2017
On May 19th and 20th 2017, the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL) will organize an international conference.
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.


2 June 2017 16:15 - 17:15
Op 2 juni 2017 spreekt prof. dr. Michiel Luchtman (departement rechtsgeleerdheid) zijn oratie uit.
8 June 2017 09:00 - 17:00
This seminar on 8 June in Utrecht will explore the conceptual relationship between transitional justice, social justice, and human rights.
9 June 2017 13:00 - 17:30
The conference will take place at Utrecht University on June 9, 2017 as part of the RENFORCE project on the limits of mutual recognition.