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.

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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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    Research Prize for Dilek Kurban

    Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Dilek Kurban has been awarded one of the five Research Prizes from the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation for her PhD dissertation titled ‘The Limits of Transnational Justice: The European Court of Human Rights, Turkey and the Kurdish Conflict’. Dilek earned his doctorate from the Faculty of Law on 23 February 2018. The prize comes with a €3,000 grant and a certificate.

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    Appointment Britta Böhler as Professor of Legal Professions & Ethics

    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    As of 1 March 2019, Prof. Britta Böhler has been appointed Professor of Legal Professions & Ethics. The chair is part of the Department of Foundations and Methods of Law. The establishment of this chair is in line with the faculty’s policy to further strengthen the range of skills of our graduates by systematically focusing on the increasingly important ethical aspects of professional practice by gownsmen.

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  • Smart Mixes for Transboundary Environmental Harm

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    METRO is proud to present the book 'Smart Mixes for Transboundary Environmental Harm', edited by Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen, together with André Nollkaemper (University of Amsterdam) and Judith van Erp (Utrecht University). 

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    Outcome funding round Comenius Teaching Fellows 2019

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Gijs van Dijck and Marcel Schaper, together with colleagues from IDS and two of our students, applied last year for funding of education innovation within a course at the NRO. They just received news that their application is granted and that they can start with the project. 

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    Appointment of Steef M. Bartman as Professor of Corporate Group Liability

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    As of 1 April 2019, Steef M. Bartman will be appointed Professor of Corporate Group Liability within the faculty. The chair is part of the Private Law department.

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  • An Uneven Balance? A Legal Analysis of Power Asymmetries between National Parliaments in the EU

    An uneven balance? A legal analysis of power asymmetries between national parliaments in the EU

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    The book provides a comprehensive legal analysis of power asymmetries that exist between national parliaments in the EU.

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    Maastricht scores high again in European Law Moot Court Competition

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    From 28th of February until 2nd of March, the Maastricht team has successful participated in the regional final of the European Law Moot Court held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

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    Great result for our ELSA European Human Rights Moot Court Competition team!

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    In September, Ruben Tans, Florentina Pircher, Alexandra Nadasan and Emilia Klebanowski were selected to represent Maastricht University in the ELSA European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC). The aim of this moot court competition is to simulate litigation during the trial of the European Court of Human Rights. As part of the competition, in February they had the chance to participate in the official pre-round of the EHRMCC in Odessa, Ukraine.

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    Marie Curie fellowship for Monika Leszczynska

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Our MEPLI researcher, Monika Leszczynska, has received a Marie Curie incoming fellowship for doing research on “The impact of 'free' digital offers on individual behavior and its implications for consumer and data protection laws”.

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    Incoming Marie Curie fellowship for Lilian Tsourdi

    Friday, March 1, 2019

    Lilian Tsourdi, currently Lecturer in International Human Rights & Refugee Law at the University of Oxford, has been granted a Marie Curie fellowship for doing research on “Financial Governance: Policy Implementation and Solidarity through EU funding”.

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