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


Maureen Scrhijen wint twee prijzen met haar scriptie
11 October 2018
The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets and the Congres Ontwikkelingen Mededingingsrecht 2018 rewarded Schrijens thesis on the prices of medicines.
Rights for the River workshop
8 October 2018
The recent developments to grant rights or legal personhood to rivers was the theme of a workshop organised by three researchers of Utrecht University.
Sprinten op het Utrecht Science Park
2 October 2018
Submit your proposal for seed money if you are are looking for a 'plus' to embed sport and society in your education and research at Utrecht University or UMCU.


23 October 2018 15:15 - 17:00
Lecture by Prof. Fred Soons, Emeritus Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University.
1 November 2018 15:45 - 18:00
The third annual Johan Willem Beyen lecture will be given by Shada Islam to celebrate European Governance Day in Utrecht.
2 November 2018 10:30 - 11:30
PhD defense Paula Gil Larruscahim (law departement)