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


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23 April 2019
Impact Night is an inspiring evening programme on sustainability in the University Hall of Utrecht University with, among others, Delta Commissioner Peter Glas.
18 April 2019
Solène Guggisberg attended the second substantive session of negotiations on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction in New York and presented her research .
5 April 2019
The Trump government only wants to make it possible for military personnel to present themselves as their biological sex.


17 May 2019 12:00 - 18:00
"The Climate of Law: Our changing world; changing our laws" is the theme of the Legal Research Master Conference 2019 in Utrecht.
18 - 19
18 May 2019 19:00 - 19 May 2019 01:00
Festival Europa is politics, science, literature & music, organised by Utrecht University and TivoliVredenburg, in collaboration with the City of Utrecht.
22 - 24
22 May 2019 09:00 - 24 May 2019 18:00
The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) presents the first NILOS Moot Court Competition at Utrecht University on 22, 23 and 24 May 2019.