Utrecht University School of Law

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


20 February 2017
Barabra Oomen is awarded a Vici-grant from NWO for research on the relationship between local authorities and international human rights.
25 January 2017
Dr. Elbert de Jong (Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law, UU) received a NWO-Rubicon grant to continue his research in Oxford.
25 January 2017
Dr. Elbert de Jong (Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law, UU) heeft een NWO-Rubiconbeurs toegekend gekregen.


2 March 2017 16:00 - 16:45
This month IOS Lecture with Kees van den Bos with focus on the possible usage of psychology in law
4 March 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Each Bachelor’s programme offers general sessions at which visitors can come and learn everything about their structure and content.
17 March 2017 10:00 - 12:00
UGlobe/UCIS masterclass with international and comparative criminal law expert judge Christine van den Wyngaert.

Utrecht University School of Law