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.
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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In July 1995, thousands of Muslim Bosniak men were deported from the enclave Srebrenica and subsequently killed by the Bosnian Serb army under the command of Ratko Mladić. The UN had declared Srebrenica a “safe area”, but the Dutchbat soldiers were not able to prevent the capturing and killing of...
The increased flow of asylum applicants and migrants to the EU in recent years has not only put considerable pressure on the reception systems of Member States, but at the same time raises challenges regarding the integration of newcomers at the national and local level.
Copyright law was designed to protect the original works of human authors. This is evident in the wording of legislations across continents, as copyright ownership is granted to natural or legal persons.
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Professor Jan Smits will succeed Professor Dr. Hildegard Schneider as new dean of the Faculty of Law on 1 December 2017.
Law researcher and scientific coordinator at the ITEM Expertise centre Dr. Alexander Hoogenboom featured Observant Magazine on whether the EU only produces annoying regulation and why that misconception continues to exist.