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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. 

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.

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Faculty in Focus - annual review Faculty of Law

Law 2022 annual review

We are very pleased to present to you a short overview of last year's activities in the field of education, research and our faculty as a whole.

In our new story of science series, we pay attention to the concept of Intersectional Discrimination, subject of Nozizwe Dube's Ph.D research. Furthermore, prof. Jacques Claesssen and Prof. Eric van de Luijtgaarden explain in an in-depth interview the similarities between Restorative and Preventive Justice and the need to ‘retrain’ lawyers. And assistant professor in Criminal Law and Criminology Robin Hofmann talks about 'the ifs, ands, and buts of cannabis legalisation'. Finally, in a number of showcases, we focus on recent developments, events and special achievements of our teaching and research activities.

 Read our Law review 2022

Agenda / events

  • 06 Dec
    15:30 - 17:00

    Book Discussion: Research Handbook on Soft Law

    The Research Handbook on Soft Law seeks to provide a comprehensive and in-depth scholarly overview of the field of soft law, exploring the scope of current thinking in the field as well as proposing future pathways for soft law research.

  • 07 Dec

    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.

  • 08 Dec
    10:45 - 16:00

    Meeloopdag | Rechtsgeleerdheid & Fiscaal Recht

    Tijdens de Meeloopdag ervaar je hoe het is om rechtenstudent te zijn. Dit betekent dat je een échte onderwijsgroep gaat observeren*. Deze onderwijsgroep bestaat uit huidige rechtenstudenten die over een actueel juridisch onderwerp discussiëren onder leiding van een tutor. Zo krijg je een goed beeld...

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  • 13 Dec
    16:00 - 18:00

    Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia

    Michele Ubertone, Maastricht University - Questions of Application

  • 14 Dec
    18:00 - 20:00

    Extracurricular course - Introduction to Chinese Law

    Are you enthusiastic about broadening your global outlook and expanding your knowledge of foreign legal systems? Are you interested in learning the basics of the Chinese legal system? Do you wish to enrich your curriculum by demonstrating that you are an active student who takes part in...

  • 18 Dec 20 Dec

    JURIX 2023

    36th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems.


  • 11 Jan 12 Jan
    08:15 - 13:30

    Kijken bij het pleiten

    Ben je geïnteresseerd in rechten en ben je benieuwd hoe het eraan toegaat in een rechtbank, waar advocaten hun zaak bepleiten voor hun cliënten? Dan is ons evenement 'Kijken bij het pleiten' echt iets voor jou!

  • 24 Feb
    09:30 - 16:30

    Bachelor's Open Day

    Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching and immerse yourself in your programme of choice.

  • 29 Feb 28 Mar
    13:30 - 17:15

    Experience Day European Law School

    During the Experience Day you will receive more information about the European Law School programme and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) system.


  • 17 May 05 Dec
    10:00 - 15:00

    Graduation Ceremonies Bachelors

    We are proud to hand the diploma's to our graduates on this festive day. 
    The graduates will receive an invitation from Law Events Office to register. 


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