The Faculty of Law has a strong and distinct international profile both in education and research. Our faculty is an inspiring and lively place where enthusiastic and inquisitive researchers attempt to find answers to the important legal issues of today. 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. Research is focused on the study of the role of law in an increasingly globalised society.

Research involves studying both institutional and substantive developments in the process of Europeanisation and globalisation and the role of the national legal order therein. This takes place by means of comparative research and research in the field of European law, international economic law and human rights in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context. To this end, various research methods are applied whereby more traditional methods are combined with empirical research methods.




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    Maastricht team participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    On 15th-18th of February, the Maastricht team participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court held at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Other contenders came from all over the world, and included such illustrious participants as Aix-en-Marseille, Gent and the Autonomous University of Madrid.

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    The Faculty of Law's Anniversary Book is now available!

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Maastricht University Faculty of Law, the faculty has published an anniversary book. In this book, the foundation of and development into the current faculty is described, completed with many new and old photos. The book can be purchased at bookstore The Tribune in Maastricht (regular price: € 34.50, student price: € 29.50 for students with a valid UM student card).

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    Claudia Helmer wins debate tournament 2016-2017

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    This news item is only available in Dutch.

    De titel ‘Beste debater 2016-2017’ is gewonnen door Claudia Helmer, alumna van de opleiding Fiscaal Recht. 
    De heldere structuur in haar betogen, enkele fraaie drieslagen, een prachtige uitspraak als 'we werken niet voor de Quote 500, maar de Quote 18 miljoen' en de allitererende lofrede op haar ‘…leuke, liefdevolle Loyens & Loeff…’  wist de juryleden unaniem in haar voordeel doen beslissen.

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    Thomas Biermeyer and Marcus Meyer publish first report on corporate mobility in the EU

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The project leaders of the ITEM/ICGI project ‘Cross-border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ present empirical findings in their first report in the project. The report will provide a general and preliminary overview of empirical findings in the topic of cross-border corporate mobility within the EU.

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    Thesis prizes

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Last Friday 26 January, we celebrated the 42nd Dies Natalis of the UM including presenting the thesis prizes. 

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    Louise Verboeket wins Jongbloed thesis prize

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    L.W. (Louise) Verboeket LL.M., PhD candidate at the Department of Public Law of the UM Faculty Law, has been awarded the Jongbloed thesis prize on January 12th. Her master thesis “The public prize. A study of the allocation of public funds by way of competition” is the best legal thesis written at Leiden University during the academic year 2016-2017. In 2017 Louise Verboeket graduated cum laude from Leiden University with a master’s degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law. Her thesis (and PhD) supervisors are prof. mr. J.E. (Jacobine) van den Brink and prof. mr. drs. W. (Willemien) den Ouden.

    Also read the interview with Louise in Mr. magazine (in Dutch) .

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