Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law provides excellent education. Lawyers must possess all of the relevant skills: they can competently and creatively handle matters pertaining to national, European and international law, as well as comparative law and all of its myriad interactions. Resolution skills and language proficiency, both in the mother tongue and in English, are essential.

Our research meets international standards and focuses on the Europeanisation and internationalisation of the legal profession. It concentrates on themes such as European common law, globalisation of law and civil rights.

Innovative education

Besides the proven Problem-Based Learning, where you solve problems together with your fellow students, we always keep an eye on new education methods. For example we are experimenting with Google Glass in our moort court training sessions. Students get tips and tricks from the tutor via Glass.

  • Rene de Groot

    'Suspected terrorism is no reason to revoke citizenship'

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Valedictory lecture by Prof. Gerard-René de Groot

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    Elsevier Best Study Programmes 2016: bachelor’s programmes Tax Law and European Law School rank first, master’s programme Dutch Law shares first place with Nijmegen

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    And again, the Elsevier Best Study Programmes edition, in which the magazine presents its annual investigation into the best study programmes in the Netherlands has been published.

    Our bachelor’s programmes in Tax Law and European Law School are on the top of the list of the student judgements. Our master’s programme in Dutch Law shares the first place with the Radboud University Nijmegen.

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  • Gijs van Dijck

    Appointment Gijs van Dijck as professor of Private Law

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    As of 1 September 2016, Gijs van Dijck will join the Faculty of Law as a full professor of Private Law. Van Dijck is legal scholar who specialises in tort law, insolvency law, and research methodology, including empirical legal research.

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  • Jacobine van den Brink appointed as professor of European and National Administrative Law

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    The department of Public Law is very pleased to announce that the Executive Board has appointed mr. dr. J.E. (Jacobine) van den Brink as professor of European and National Administrative Law as per 1 July 2016. The vacancy for this chair arose because prof.dr. Chris Backes accepted a professorship at Utrecht University.


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    Jacobine van den Brink appointed member of the Electoral Council as of 1 January 2017

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    The Cabinet has agreed to submit the nomination of J.E. (Jacobine) van den Brink as a member of the Electoral Council to King Willem-Alexander for approval. She has been appointed professor of European and National Administrative Law at Maastricht University as of 1 July 2016.

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