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


Johan Willem (Wim) Beyen
12 October 2017
The annual Johan Willem Beyen Lecture will be given by prof. dr. Hakan Yilmaz. He will speak about EU-Turkey relations.
European Convention on Human Rights
5 October 2017
SIM is co-organising a workshop at the European Court of Human Rights in 2018. Please find the call for papers here.
7 September 2017
A multidisciplinary team of researchers will examine how enforcement could be improved when it comes to combating the illicit tobacco trade within the EU.


23 October 2017 16:15 - 17:15
Inaugural lecture by by Felisa Tibbitts, Professor in Human Rights Education.
27 October 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Global human rights promotion needs a flexible vision.
3 November 2017 09:00 - 17:30
Several internationally-renowned speakers will share their visions on how science can tackle today’s global food challenges.