Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University is a top-quality provider of challenging and rewarding Dutch and European legal education at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD-level. A true pioneer in small-scale teaching and teaching of skills aimed at a broad range of future legal professionals.
The clear focus in research on European and international aspects of the law, Law and tech, and the empirical setting in which the law operates, provides an exceptionally stimulating environment for both students and staff. The Faculty greatly values its open, diverse and inclusive community that makes it a pleasant and rewarding place to work and study. 

The UM Faculty of Law offers a wide range of bachelor's and master's programmes. Would you like to know more about our programmes? Download the brochure for more information on the courses, career perspectives and admission requirements of our programmes.


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    GLaw-Net Seminar ‘International Law and the Absurd’ with Wouter Werner

    Friday, January 27, 2023

    After short Christmas break, the Globalization and Law Network (GLaw-Net) resumed its bi-weekly seminars with invited experts who study the role of law in a globalizing world. 

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  • Adriana Caballero Perez

    Voting Matters: An Analysis of the Use of Electoral-Assistive Devices through the Lens of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    PhD thesis written by Adriana Caballero Pérez
    This study adopts an evidence-based approach and a mixed research design to explore the de facto realization of the right to vote by persons with disabilities, or the ‘opportunity’ to enjoy this right on an equal basis with others.

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  • Bruno de Witte

    Bruno de Witte and the ever-evolving field of EU law

    Tuesday, January 17, 2023

    Professor Bruno de Witte is saying goodbye to Maastricht University, but not to European Law. He will continue to deliver his razor-sharp legal analyses at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. 

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  • Sarah Schoenmaekers appointed professor of construction law at the faculty of law of UHasselt

    Monday, January 16, 2023

    As of 1 January, Sarah Schoenmaekers has been part-time appointed professor of construction law at the faculty of law of UHasselt.

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    Action with racist slogans creates a stir

    Tuesday, January 10, 2023

    The action with racist slogans on Rotterdam's Erasmus Bridge at the turn of the year was claimed by members of the Telegram group 'White Lives Matter', active in the Netherlands and Germany. Scientists from the UM react via the media.

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Law 2021 annual review

With this overview we would like to tell you about what happened last year in the field of education, research and our faculty as a whole.

In our new story of science series, we also look ahead through a window of opportunity for grant recipients Nasrat and Arif and once again we like to show that we are innovative LAW.next: new wind for post-academic education. Furthermore, the review has been supplemented by a fascinating story about how the EU will get on with Poland and in the showcases, we focus on recent developments, events and special achievements of our teaching and research activities.

 Read our Law review 2021

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