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 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.
Research is focused on the study of the role of law in
an increasingly globalised society.
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)
International colloquium on Restoring Trust in Trade in honour of Peter Van den BosscheFriday, January 18, 2019
On 17 December the Law Faculty of Maastricht University hosted an international colloquium entitled “Restoring Trust in Trade” in honour of Professor Peter Van den Bossche.
Invisible Children project by Marieke Hopman receives NWO-WOTRO fundingFriday, January 11, 2019
A project by Marieke Hopman " Invisible children" was selected to receive funding in the second call of the joint SDG research programme of NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development and Dutch co-funding research organisations. This programme funds use-inspired research to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
The inclusive equality and the human rights model of disabilityThursday, January 10, 2019