As a student in the Legal Research Master’s programme, you will:
- Acquire legal and academic skills by actively conducting research;
- Learn to produce texts that are relevant to legal academics and scholars;
- Participate and carry out research projects.
You may, for example:
- Perform part or all of a contract study;
- Write an extensive academic case note;
- (Co)-organise an academicseminar in your area of expertise;
- Cooperate in the preparation of international academic conferences;
- Publish an article in an (international) scholarly journal;
- Prepare a comparative legal study.
In addition, you will take courses in advanced comparative law and the philosophy of science. You will also learn different methods and techniques for researching legal matters.
Utrecht University’s Legal Research programme is widely renowned, particularly in the fields of European, international and comparative law. As a Legal Research student, you will receive high-quality contemporary teaching in a stimulating academic environment. Our inspiring and committed researchers, such as Professor Janneke Gerards, Professor Elaine Mak, and Professor John Vervaele.
will share their knowledge with you and encourage you to take part in or help organise activities like conferences and seminars. They may also invite you to assist in their own research.
What about tomorrow?
Law touches everything. It is in constant motion, changing even as it sets off changes in the world. Each day, lawyers are discovering answers to completely new questions. Working with others, they are building tomorrow’s society today. “What about tomorrow?” is the question that guides our teaching and research activities. Utrecht University's School of Law plays an active and significant role in innovative, legal research that contributes to ongoing solutions for important societal issues. Through challenging academic programmes, we train our students to become excellent lawyers who can take the lead in effecting and facilitating change.