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.

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    Prof. Gerard René de Groot elected member of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages

    Thursday, December 22, 2016

    On 14 December 2016 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe elected Prof. René de Groot as a member of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.

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  • Postacademisch Onderwijs (PAO)

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Ben je op zoek naar een uitdagende cursus om je kennis op te frissen of aan te vullen? Het bureau postacademisch onderwijs van de Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid biedt hoogwaardig onderwijs voor praktijkjuristen met veel oog voor kwaliteit, actualiteit en praktijkgerichtheid. 

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    Professor Pieter Jan Kuijper wins first Maastricht Prize for International Law

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Professor Kuiper will be awarded the first Maastricht Prize for International Law on Thursday, 8 December 2016. The ceremony will take place at 13.30 hours at the Municipality of Maastricht (Raadzaal, Mosae Forum 10, Maastricht).


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  • Bachelor programme Tax Law first place in Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017 for five consecutive years

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    The bachelor programme in Tax Law is ranks first place in the Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs again. Students of this programme are above average satisfied with their teachers and the study programme. They also highly value the strong skills education.

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    Maastricht Law Faculty team shortlisted twice for prestigious Re-Imagine Education Awards

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Catalina Goanta, Gwen Noteborn and Bram Akkermans have, like last year, been shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2016 (www.reimagineeducation.com). Last year Goanta, Noteborn and Akkermans where nominated for their efforts implementing wearables in the legal classroom,This year, two of their projects made the prestigious awards shortlist: "Implementing Wearables in the Classroom: Making IT Real” and “The SkillsChannel”.

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  • ITEM starts feasibility study ‘cross-border professional recognition card’.

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    One of the obstacles is the recognition of professional qualifications. Therefore, ITEM is announcing its intention to carry out a feasibility study about creating a “cross-border professional recognition card”.  The final “cross-border professional recognition card” would be a tool developed to speed up and facilitate recognition procedures, especially for border regions.

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    ITEM publishes effects for border regions in first cross-border impact assessment

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM, established in 2015, has the important objective to identify the effects of laws and regulations for border regions. Therefore ITEM launched its Cross-border impact assessment in 2016. The results of this assessment are now published in the Cross-border impact assessment 2016 and make it clear that there are still many obstacles in the area of cross-border mobility.

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  • 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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    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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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Law

      Rechtenstudenten opgelet! Maastricht University Faculty of Law organiseert de Abraham de Pinto competitie, waar teams uit heel Nederland en Vlaanderen aan deelnemen. De competitie vindt plaats op 11 maart 2017 en heeft de bedoeling belangstelling bij studenten te wekken voor het belang van mondelinge communicatie met cliënten voor een adequate uitoefening van het juristenvak. De deadline voor aanmelding is 1 februari. Meer informatie op Facebook via Abraham Pinto of via adepinto-competitie[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.

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    • RT @AlumniofUM: Save the date! UM reaches out to our graduates, with 13 lectures in 4 countries on February 2nd! https://t.co/7iS7u3HChy @M

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