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.
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.
Faculty Research institutes
- Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL)
- Montesquieu Institute Maastricht
- Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovations Policies (ICGI)
- Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO)
- Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
- Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR)
- Maastricht Centre for Human Rights (MCfHR)
- Maastricht European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC)
Interfaculty Research Institutes
- Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM)
- Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM)
- Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE)
- Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH)
- Maastricht Centre for Taxation (MCT)
Second report on corporate mobility in the EU publishedFriday, September 21, 2018
The second report of the ITEM/ICGI project on ‘Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ has now been published. The report identifies a continuous cross-border corporate activity and features a comprehensive country-by-country reporting to provide a fuller picture of cross-border company mobility in the EU.
Presentation Neimed during first Euregio Summer SchoolThursday, September 20, 2018
From 10 to 15 September 2018, the cross-border and multidisciplinary Euregio Summer School in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion was organised for the first time. 45 students from higher education institutions and representatives from knowledge institutes in the Euroregion came together with one goal: to develop visions of the future on the theme 'Improving inclusive Mobility in the Digital Age' in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion.
PhD defence André de ZutterThursday, September 20, 2018
On Friday 14 September 2018, André de Zutter, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "My Rape Story that Should be Believed: on the difference between true and false allegations of rape".