European Law School

If European trade rules are different than the German rules, which law governs the shipment of goods from London to Berlin? Can the United Kingdom restrict the number of refugees that wish to come to their country after being taken in by Greece or France? If you enjoy finding answers to these types of questions, you should consider the European Law School programme. You’ll study European and international law as well as the legal systems from different EU Member States (comparative law). This will prepare you to work as a legal professional at a regional, national and international level, both in the private sector as well as in government. With further training, which is also offered, you can also gain access to regulated professions such as a lawyer, public prosecutor or judge.


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  • The reason I choose Maastricht is Problem-Based Learning and Maastricht’s participation in very important Moot Court Competitions.
    Petros Korelas (Greece), European Law School


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  • Legal Classroom

    More fun in the legal classroom

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    The work lawyers do, the way they do it – indeed, the entire labour market – is changing radically. This calls for new, ‘soft’ skills, which in turn requires an education revolution. And to this end innovative technology can make an important contribution, according to Bram Akkermans, Catalina Goanta and Gwen Noteborn from Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. They are integrating simulations, virtual worlds and holograms into their teaching. “Innovative education is in our DNA.”

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  • Alessandra Silva

    Standing in defence of cultural heritage in armed conflicts

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    The destruction of cultural property by the Islamic State in Mosul and Palmyra: is International Law the answer?’, is the title of Alessandra Silva’s bachelor’s thesis. During the Dies celebration last February, the 23-year-old Italian received the thesis prize, as one of seventeen winners, for the best bachelor's thesis in 2016.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Law

      Maastricht team in the semi-final of the René Cassin moot court competition:

      This year’s team was composed of Salomé Grenet-Prechner, Mathilde Chignesse, and Lisa Beckers. The judges pointed out the very good quality of their arguments and the outstanding eloquence of the pleaders. The team managed to qualify to the semi-final of the competition and finished with a nice place of 16th out of 52 teams. Their coach, Pauline Melin, and the Faculty are proud of them. Congratulations girls!

      3 days 9 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Law

      De sollicitatieprocedure voor de Opleidingscommissies van Nederlands Recht, European Law School en Fiscaal recht is weer van start gegaan. De faculteit is op zoek naar studenten die in het academisch jaar 2019/2020 met energie en enthousiasme aan de slag willen gaan als studentenvertegenwoordiger.

      Wil jij een steentje bijdragen aan de studenten-input? Heb jij goede ideeën over het onderwijs aan de faculteit? Of ben jij enthousiast om in bredere zin mee te denken over het beleid van de faculteit? Bezit jij het vermogen om die ideeën gestructureerd en helder uit een te zetten en hier ook naar te handelen? Dan is een plaats in een van de Opleidingscommissies (OC) van onze faculteit misschien iets voor jou!
      Schroom dan niet en solliciteer! Stuur jouw motivatiebrief en Curriculum Vitea vóór 22 aprila.s. naar het bijbehorende e-mailadres van de Opleidingscommissie waar jij voor solliciteert.

      Voor de OC Nederlands Recht: oc-nederlandsrecht[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

      Voor de OC European Law School: oc-els[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

      Voor de OC Fiscaal Recht: oc-fiscaalrecht[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

      Voor extra inlichtingen kun je je richten tot bovenstaande e-mailadressen van de OC’s en dezebijlage.

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      As from this week the Faculty of Law starts the application procedure for the education committees. For the academic year 2019/2020, we are looking for student members who are enthusiastic and want to participate in faculty matters.

      Does that sound like a job for you? Don’t hesitate and apply for one of the vacancies!
      Send in your resume (CV) and letter of motivation before 22 April to the education committee that you want to apply for:

      For OC Dutch Law: oc-nederlandsrecht[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
      For OC ELS: oc-els[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
      For OC Tax Law: oc-fiscaalrecht[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

      Attention: official documents at the faculty are usually in Dutch. Passive knowledge of Dutch therefore is a recommendation.

      For further inquiries, please contact one of the e-mails above.

      3 days 15 hours ago
    • Our interim one-week simulation game: negotiating, drafting and signing of a shareholder agreement for the legal-tech start-up "IntuContracting" between two founders, a PE investor and a strategic partner. Negotiations have definitely been heated! No better place to close this deal than in the newly renovated board room of the faculty!

      #lawinmaastricht #studylaw #corporatefinancelawhonourstrack

      3 days 15 hours ago