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  • The 1st of April 2024 marks the day when Germany adopted the most progressive legal approach to cannabis in Europe. While for the Dutch, this may sound like an April’s fool prank, it is far from it: The new German CanG (Cannabis Law) regulates the consumption, possession, and supply of the soft drug...

  • Every time consumers use online email, stream music or videos or archive pictures on the internet, it is quite likely that they are using cloud computing. Those online pictures, videos or emails are not stored on consumer’s computers. Instead, they are processed and stored on a group of remotely...

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  • As the 37th edition of TEFAF Maastricht is set to welcome visitors from 9th to 14th of March, many will remember the armed jewel heist that took place almost two years ago. During TEFAF opening hours on 28th of June 2022, five men violently smashed a display case with a sledgehammer, removed...

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Upcoming events

  • 22 May 30 Jun
    14:00 - 15:30

    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...

  • 24 May
    10:00 - 11:00

    Maastricht Private Law Lecture 2024

    The Maastricht Private Law Lecture, hosted by the Maastricht Department of Private Law, is an annual event at which a most distinguished scholar is invited to give a lecture on a topic related to the wide field of private law. After the lecture there will be an interactive seminar with PhD...

  • 28 May 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. 

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  • 31 May
    13:30 - 15:30

    Jean Monnet EU Migration Law and Governance Lecture Series 

    On 31 May, our speaker is Tesseltje de Lange, Professor of European Migration Law, Centre for Migration Law at Radboud University Nijmegen.

  • 04 Jun
    11:45 - 13:00

    Pick Our Brains

    On 4 June, our speaker is Shuyuan Zhang (Maastricht University- Title: Human Rights Universality, Particularity and Asia: A Discourse Analysis

  • 12 Jun 13 Jun

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

    The global landscape has seen an uptick in the utilization of international and regional courts, with a broader set of norms and circumstances now subject to adjudication. This pattern raises questions about the reasons behind such recharacterization, the appropriate methods for judicial bodies to...

  • 13 Jun

    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.

  • 20 Jun 21 Jun

    Between narratives and reality: The EU at the gates of a new mandate

    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.

  • 24 Jun 26 Jun
    10:00 - 18:00

    CLEER Summer School 2024

    9th CLEER Summer School on the Law of EU External Relations which will take place in Brussels

  • 27 Jun 28 Jun

    Roundtable Law and Popular Culture VI

    The Roundtable aims to bring together multiple approaches to the place of law in popular culture.

  • 03 Jul
    10:00 - 19:00

    Public Procurement: A key tool to reach sustainability in Europe and beyond

    This conference aims to serve as a dynamic platform to discuss how public procurement can contribute to sustainable growth, responsible business conduct and respect for labour and human rights in production processes. 

  • 23 Aug 29 Aug
    18:00 - 20:00

    Graduate School of Law Annual BBQ

    Annual BBQ for the Graduate School of Law 


  • 25 Sep 27 Sep

    The Right to Social Security: a new dawn!

    The Conference "The Right to Social Security: a new dawn!" brings together the MoveS seminar on EU Fundamental Rights for cross-border workers, Prof. Vonk's inaugural lecture, and the annual EISS conference on Contemporary Challenges for the Fundamental Right of Social Security.

  • 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.

  • 16 Oct 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.

  • 05 Dec
    10:00 - 17:00

    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. 

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