The Faculty of Law has a strong and distinct international profile both in education and
in research. Our faculty is an inspiring and lively place where enthusiastic and inquisitive
researchers seek to find answers to the pressing legal issues of today in a multidisciplinary
and interdisciplinary context.


Research involves studying both institutional and substantive developments in the process
of Europeanisation and globalisation and the role of the national legal order therein.

What makes doing research at our faculty so unique?

Watch the video with our former vice-dean of research, Monica Claes to find out. 

Researchers are able to flourish in the faculty’s vibrant academic community. They develop their own research projects, within the contours set by the faculty’s research programme.


Faculty in Focus - annual review Faculty of Law

Law 2022 annual review

We are very pleased to present to you a short overview of last year's activities in the field of education, research and our faculty as a whole.

In our new story of science series, we pay attention to the concept of Intersectional Discrimination, subject of Nozizwe Dube's Ph.D research. Furthermore, prof. Jacques Claesssen and Prof. Eric van de Luijtgaarden explain in an in-depth interview the similarities between Restorative and Preventive Justice and the need to ‘retrain’ lawyers. And assistant professor in Criminal Law and Criminology Robin Hofmann talks about 'the ifs, ands, and buts of cannabis legalisation'. Finally, in a number of showcases, we focus on recent developments, events and special achievements of our teaching and research activities.

 Read our Law review 2022


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Maastricht Graduate School of Law

The Maastricht Graduate School of Law offers a stimulating and internationally oriented environment for legal research. It is dedicated to train excellent PhD researchers and honours students from all over the world to extend, deepen and actively apply their knowledge, so as to become highly qualified researchers.

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  • 28 Feb 30 Jun
    11:00 - 12:30

    Globalization & Law Network Seminar Series 2023 - 2024

    The Globalization & Law Network is composed by a group of researchers of Maastricht University, coming from different backgrounds, who study the role that law plays in a globalizing society from a holistic perspective. Invited experts will give a presentation on a specific topic followed by a Q&A...

  • 28 Feb
    15:00 - 17:00

    Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia

    On 28 February, our speaker is Manon Moerman, Maastricht University - Title:  Normative hybridity in private partnerships: an exploration into the rules of conduct for business partners in early modern Amsterdam (1601-1791).

  • 29 Feb 28 Mar
    13:30 - 17:15

    Experience Day European Law School

    During the Experience Day you will receive more information about the European Law School programme and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) system.


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  • 01 Mar
    11:00 - 18:00

    Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable (MATS) Project Workshop

    Workshop ‘Legal Dimensions of Agricultural Trade and Sustainability’

  • 08 Mar 22 Mar
    10:30 - 16:00

    Meeloopdag | Rechtsgeleerdheid & Fiscaal Recht

    Tijdens de Meeloopdag ervaar je hoe het is om rechtenstudent te zijn. Dit betekent dat je een échte onderwijsgroep gaat observeren*. Deze onderwijsgroep bestaat uit huidige rechtenstudenten die over een actueel juridisch onderwerp discussiëren onder leiding van een tutor. Zo krijg je een goed beeld...

  • 13 Mar
    16:00 - 18:00

    Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia

    On 13 March, our speaker is Giovanni Tuzet, Bocconi University - Title: Can Machines Make Statements? On AI and Testimony .

  • 14 Mar 14 Mar

    Pick Our Brains

    On 14 March, our speakers are Prof. Başak Çalı (Hertie School, Oxford University) and Prof. Laurence R. Helfer (Duke University, University of Copenhagen) - Title: Rethinking Human Rights Treaty Withdrawals

  • 14 Mar

    Environmental Law Lecture Series

    This lecture series provides a set of important insights from environmental law scholars on how EU environmental law helps to achieve the aim of a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and across the world.

  • 26 Mar
    11:00 - 12:30

    ‘EU Trade Policy and Geopolitics’

    Globalization & Law Network Seminar – ‘EU Trade Policy and Geopolitics’

  • 26 Mar 25 Jun
    14:00 - 15:30

    MCEL Seminars

    The activities of the centre include regular organisation of academic conferences and workshops, as well as monthly research seminars to which high-level speakers are invited to discuss a specific topic in the field of EU law. 

  • 05 Apr
    09:30 - 18:00

    Conference “Law, Change, and Time in the Age of Cognitive Sciences” 

    The LACS conference on “Law, Change, and Time in the Age of Cognitive Sciences” will take place in Maastricht (NL), with a keynote by Dr Mitch Travis (Leeds). 
    This will be an hybrid event with an option to join online via Zoom. 


  • 15 May 31 Dec
    10:00 - 11:40

    Pension expertise session (webinar)

    The expertise center ITEM, in collaboration with Montae & Partners, is organizing a (digital) pension expertise session webinar series.

  • 17 May 05 Dec
    10:00 - 15:00

    Graduation Ceremonies Bachelors

    We are proud to hand the diploma's to our graduates on this festive day. 
    The graduates will receive an invitation from Law Events Office to register. 

  • 12 Jun 13 Jun

    Recharacterising International Disputes: Exploring the Phenomenon of Multi-Fora Litigation - Call for Papers

    We invite you to submit an abstract of a paper to present at the conference on the topic of "Recharacterising International Disputes" which will be held at our Faculty of Law on 12 & 13 June 2024 in Maastricht.

  • 20 Jun 21 Jun

    Between narratives and reality: The EU at the gates of a new mandate - Call for Papers

    We invite you to submit an abstract of a paper to present at the conference on the topic of " Between narratives and reality: The EU at the gates of a new mandate" which will be held at our Faculty of Law on 20 & 21 June 2024 in Maastricht.

  • 12 Oct
    09:30 - 16:30

    Bachelor's Open Day

    Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching and immerse yourself in your programme of choice.


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