A leading university
Established in 1636, the Utrecht University School of Law is one of the oldest and most beautiful law schools in the Netherlands. Today, our historic faculty buildings provide a supportive and inspiring work environment to around 500 lecturers and almost 4,000 students. Many of our alumni have gone on to hold prestigious positions with companies and institutions around the world.
Based on the internationally recognised Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht is ranked the best research university in the Netherlands in 2019. Utrecht University has been the best ranking Dutch university since the first ARWU ranking published in 2003. Utrecht University is ranked 13th in Europe and 49th worldwide. According to the World University Rankings 2019 by subject law, Utrecht University School of Law occupies the 33rd place.
Moreover, Utrecht University works closely with over 80 leading international universities and is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The LERU is an association of 22 leading, like-minded European research institutes, collaborating to influence European policy on research, education and innovation.
Nearly four centuries after the School of Law first opened its doors, we are proud that we are still able to maintain our strong reputation as a centre of excellence.
The perfect location
Utrecht is more than just a well-established classical university. It is a vibrant town where Dutch history, a cosmopolitan population and an active student network meet. Every year, students from all over the world come to Utrecht and have the experience of a lifetime. Why not join them?