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


Prof. mr. Linda Senden. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
8 March 2019
Linda Senden spoke in several newspapers about the controversial target law and the gender quota.
28 February 2019
Utrecht University hosts the European Environmental Law Forum (EELF) 2019: Environmental Law for Transitions to Sustainability.
Cover NQHR
28 February 2019
The NQHR, a double blind, peer-reviewed journal on human rights, invites article submissions for its publications in 2019 and 2020.


27 March 2019 13:00 - 17:30
Is it possible to decriminalise prostitution in the Netherlands? What consequences does this have? What do sex workers and policymakers think?
2 April 2019 13:00 - 14:00
In his presentation Otto Spijkers will look at the international legal framework relating to the construction of artificial islands in the EEZ.
4 April 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Professor Trevisanut will develop ideas and aims at aligning our way of acting with our way of thinking, when it comes to international law and sustainability.