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


12 March 2018
An expert group with Professor Madeleine de Cock Buning advises politicians, schools and the media in a European report on disinformation.
12 March 2018
The Legal Research Masters and the Masters programme Public International Law have been assessed as 'top rated programmes' in the Keuzegids 2018.
Agnites Vrolikprijs
23 February 2018
Mr. Dr Daphina Misiedjan, legal researcher for sustainable water management, has won the Agnites Vrolik Award on Thursday 22 February.


22 March 2018 13:00 - 17:00
12th symposium of the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law on current developments in family law.
23 March 2018 15:00 - 17:00
During the annual Article 1 lecture at Utrecht University, four speakers will examine different aspects of historical inequality.
10 April 2018 12:45 - 14:00
Marleen van Uchelen-Schipper (Law departement) defends her dissertation.