European Law School

What are the differences in the national legal systems of European member states? What influence does European law have on the laws of individual member states for instance to ensure the protection of human rights, to promote the rule of law or to facilitate trade in a sustainable way? How do legal systems of different EU member states interact and influence each other? If these kinds of issues interest you, this is the right programme for you. In this programme, you will look at legal problems from a comparative and European perspective, rather than focusing on the solution given in a single legal system. You will study both EU and international law. Working in small groups on relevant real life topics will train you in essential legal skills such as problem-solving, legal reasoning, pleading and writing. In addition, there is plenty of attention for vital skills such as active listening, collaboration, analytical and critical thinking. This will prepare you to work as a legal professional at a regional, national and international level, both in the private and public sector. With further study, you can also gain access to the regulated professions such as a lawyer or public prosecutor.

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Experience Day

Find out what it's like to study law in Maastricht! You will participate in a tutorial group and get familiar with the educational system and the study material. Our student ambassadors will be happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life in Maastricht! 


New-B programme

If you are admitted to the bachelor European Law School, the New-B programme helps you prepare for the classes and become familiar with legal terminology and traditions before the beginning of the academic year. You will feel confident and ready when classes start. Read more >>

Do Your Future Justice

Europe is at a crossroads. It is in dire need for highly engaged young people with knowledge of the legal systems of different European countries and the ability to work as a legal professional at a regional, national and international level.

Do you want to do your future justice? Studying law in Maastricht is a step in the right direction!

Virtual Open Day

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Bachelor Honours Programme


The Faculty of Law offers an honours programme to students who demonstrate the potential to excel in their studies. The  programme is an extracurricular programme comprising 25 ECTS over a two-year period. It combines project work and a personal leadership track.

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