Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University is a top-quality provider of challenging and rewarding Dutch and European legal education at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD-level. A true pioneer in small-scale teaching and teaching of skills aimed at a broad range of future legal professionals.
The clear focus in research on European and international aspects of the law, Law and tech, and the empirical setting in which the law operates, provides an exceptionally stimulating environment for both students and staff. The Faculty greatly values its open, diverse and inclusive community that makes it a pleasant and rewarding place to work and study.
Bouillonstraat 1-3 , 6211 LH Maastricht
Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
The UM Faculty of Law offers a wide range of bachelor's and master's programmes. Would you like to know more about our programmes? Download the brochure for more information on the courses, career perspectives and admission requirements of our programmes.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. The aim of the new website is to serve as a platform for information about our cross-border activities, providing you an easy way of learning all about our ongoing research projects, areas of expertise, publications, training activities and expert team.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a grant under the SGW open competition to a research proposal written by Prof Dr Math Noortmann (Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM) and Prof Dr J.B.M. Koning (UM School of Business and Economics). The project will run for two years and aims to map and analyse cross-border cooperation between police, public prosecutors and municipalities in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion in an interdisciplinary way.
PhD thesis written by Giulia Giardi
This book draws on never-before used data on both crimes and enforcement to shed light on this murky world. Whether you are professionally or privately engaged in contrasting corporate crime or environmental harm, this book can enhance your perspective and toolset.
What do the shifts of parties in the Provincial Council mean for cross-border cooperation? How do the largest parties view cross-border cooperation? What advice can be given to the members of the States and, when forming a new provincial government, to the Provincial Executive? ITEM provides comments on these issues.
This conference aims to compare and critically assess the developments in European Criminal Law and International Criminal Law. The conference sets out to analyse differences and similarities with regard to a variety of different aspects of criminal justice in a globalized world.
Law 2021 annual review
With this overview we would like to tell you about what happened last year in the field of education, research and our faculty as a whole.
In our new story of science series, we also look ahead through a window of opportunity for grant recipients Nasrat and Arif and once again we like to show that we are innovative LAW.next: new wind for post-academic education. Furthermore, the review has been supplemented by a fascinating story about how the EU will get on with Poland and in the showcases, we focus on recent developments, events and special achievements of our teaching and research activities.
Read our Law review 2021
Agenda / events
30 May 20 Jun14:00 - 15:30
The activities of the centre include regular organisation of academic conferences and workshops, as well as monthly research seminars to which high-level speakers are invited to discuss a specific topic in the field of EU law.
31 May16:00 - 18:00
Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia
Stijn Smet, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at Hasselt University - Title: How to build Constitutional Resilience Against Democratic Erosion (by Populists)?
01 Jun 02 Jun13:00 - 18:30
6th Young European Law Scholars Conference - YELS Conference
‘The Future of EU Fundamental Rights'
01 Jun 31 Jul16:00 - 17:30
Environmental Law Lecture Series
This lecture series provides a set of important insights from environmental law scholars on how EU environmental law helps to achieve the aim of a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and across the world.
07 Jun 23 Jun11:00 - 12:30
Globalization & Law Network Seminar Series
The Globalization & Law Network is composed by a group of researchers of Maastricht University, coming from different backgrounds, who study the role that law plays in a globalizing society from a holistic perspective.
12 Jun 13 Jun10:00 - 12:30
Symposium Virtual Criminal Trials
The aimed output of the symposium is to create the forum for setting up a future research agenda and create opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaboration amongst multidsciplinary experts in thie field.
14 Jun09:30 - 17:15
Globalized crime and criminal justice: European and international criminal law perspectives
This conference aims to compare and critically assess the developments in European Criminal Law and International Criminal Law. The conference sets out to analyse differences and similarities with regard to a variety of different aspects of criminal justice in a globalized world. It seeks to zoom in on the similarities and differences of both supranational legal orders and to discuss a variety of questions spanning from the prosecution of serious international crimes, to issues of substantive and procedural criminal law and cooperation in criminal matters. The conference aims to bring together experts from academia and practitioners from both European as well as international criminal law to discuss challenges and opportunities of today.
16 Jun09:30 - 18:00
Conference “Law, Change, and Time in the Age of Cognitive Sciences”
On 16 June 2023, the LACS conference on “Law, Change, and Time in the Age of Cognitive Sciences” will take place in Maastricht (NL).
20 Jun 27 Oct09:00 - 17:00
ICON-S BENELUX Chapter Inaugural Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
Crises, Challenges, and the Future of Public Law
The newly founded ICON-S Benelux Chapter will organize its Inaugural Conference on 26-27 October 2023. The conference will take place in Maastricht (NL), hosted by Maastricht University - Faculty of Law, with a fully in-person program of panels and keynote sessions. The overarching theme of the conference is Crises, Challenges, and the Future of Public Law.
22 Jun 23 Jun09:00 - 17:00
Sustainable & Digital Competition on the Merits: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspective
23 Jun10:00 - 16:00
Graduation Ceremonies for Masters
26 Jun 30 Jun00:00
CLEER Summer School 2023
8th CLEER Summer School on the Law of EU External Relations
04 Sep 15 Sep09:00 - 18:00
Cursos de Postgrado en Derecho Tributario Internacional y Europeo 2023
Tax Law Courses in Spanish, location Brussels.
information only available in Spanish
05 Oct 06 Oct00:00
17th GREIT Conference
We are excited to announce that the Group for Research on European and International Taxation (GREIT) will hold its conference “National (Tax) Autonomy and the European Union: Revival or Demise?” on 5 and 6 October 2023 at Maastricht University.
ITEM Annual Conference 2023
The next ITEM Annual Conference will take place in cooperation with Province of South Holland and Kings Commissioner Jaap Smit, on Friday 17 November 2023 in The Hague. You are cordially invited!
We hope to see you at the Annual Conference 2023.
ChatGPT’s rapid virality sparks both enthusiasm for using the product and concerns about consumer protection. Protecting consumers in the age of AI was also a central topic at the AI-Assisted consumer seminar, co-organized by MaRBLe, GLaw-Net, and IGIR.
The IMCO Committee is trying to amend the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (2005/29) to include a ban on dark patterns. The proposed amendments are part of the EU’s plans to empower consumers for the green transition and the Parliament is expected to address the proposed amendments on 17 April 2023.
Over the weekend of March 25-26, TikTok users started sharing videos of their experiences trying to delete their Instagram accounts on Android devices. Users took issue with not being able to delete their accounts via the Instagram app and having to use a desktop/mobile browser to complete the process.
Technological developments challenge consumer protection in the digital sphere. One adaptation that could make the digital environment become safer and more trustworthy is to provide consumers with explanations of AI-based algorithm mechanisms used by intermediary platforms.
In scientific research, transparency is key.
This is why I have made the study design and protocols for my project FullCompensation - Rationalising Full Compensation of Non-Pecuniary Damages to Reconcile Equal Treatment and Personalisation publicly available on Dataverse and the Open Science Framework.