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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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  • How can and should the government respond to the current low participation in the national immunization programme? Can certain forms of coercion be justified? The book Inducing Immunity? Justifying Immunisation Policies in Times of Vaccine Hesitancy provides answers. 

  • PhD thesis written by Valentina Golunova
    This thesis has examined how the use of algorithms for the detection of illegal or harmful content on online platforms affects freedom of expression of EU citizens. Algorithmic content moderation is often hailed as an innovative solution to the problem of...

  • In March, Dr. Konrad Kollnig was granted an AiNed Fellowship for his research project RegTech4AI. The project combines expertise in law and technology to develop regulatory technologies for citizens, enforcement agencies, and businesses in the domain of artificial intelligence (AI). This shall...

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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

  • 18 Apr
    16:00 - 17:30

    Jean Monnet EU Migration Law and Governance Lecture Series 

    On 18 April, our speakers is Ellen Desmet, associate professor of migration law, Ghent University.

  • 23 Apr 30 Jun
    14:00 - 15:30

    Globalization & Law Network Seminar Series 2023 - 2024

    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. Invited experts will give a presentation on a specific topic followed by a Q&A...

  • 23 Apr 25 Jun
    14:00 - 15:30

    MCEL Seminars

    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. 

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  • 25 Apr

    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.

  • 01 May
    12:00 - 13:00

    Pick Our Brains

    On 1 May, our speaker is Naz Yılancıoğlu (Maastricht University- Title: The Execution of European Court of Human Rights Judgments in National Legal Orders: An Institutional Perspective

  • 15 May
    16:00 - 18:00

    Maastricht Foundations of Law Colloquia

    On 15 May, our speaker is Sebastian Reyes Molina from Maastricht University - Title: A Matter of Pedigree: Judicial Review & Legal Interpretation

  • 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. 

  • 22 May 31 Dec
    10:00 - 11:40

    Pension expertise session (webinar)

    The expertise center ITEM, in collaboration with Montae & Partners, is organizing a (digital) pension expertise session webinar series.

  • 24 May
    10:00 - 11:30

    Maastricht Private Law Lecture 2024

    The Maastricht Private Law Lecture, hosted by the Maastricht Department of Private Law, is an annual event at which a most distinguished scholar is invited to give a lecture on a topic related to the wide field of private law. The lecture will be after an interactive seminar with PhD-researchers.

  • 12 Jun 13 Jun

    Recharacterising International Disputes: Exploring the Phenomenon of Multi-Fora Litigation

    The global landscape has seen an uptick in the utilization of international and regional courts, with a broader set of norms and circumstances now subject to adjudication. This pattern raises questions about the reasons behind such recharacterization, the appropriate methods for judicial bodies to...

  • 20 Jun 21 Jun

    Between narratives and reality: The EU at the gates of a new mandate - Call for Papers

    We invite you to submit an abstract of a paper to present at the conference on the topic of " Between narratives and reality: The EU at the gates of a new mandate" which will be held at our Faculty of Law on 20 & 21 June 2024 in Maastricht.

  • 23 Aug 29 Aug
    18:00 - 20:00

    Graduate School of Law Annual BBQ

    Annual BBQ for the Graduate School of Law 


  • 25 Sep 27 Sep

    The Right to Social Security: a new dawn!

    The Conference "The Right to Social Security: a new dawn!" brings together the MoveS seminar on EU Fundamental Rights for cross-border workers, Prof. Vonk's inaugural lecture, and the annual EISS conference on Contemporary Challenges for the Fundamental Right of Social Security.


  • The 1st of April 2024 marks the day when Germany adopted the most progressive legal approach to cannabis in Europe. While for the Dutch, this may sound like an April’s fool prank, it is far from it: The new German CanG (Cannabis Law) regulates the consumption, possession, and supply of the soft drug...

  • Every time consumers use online email, stream music or videos or archive pictures on the internet, it is quite likely that they are using cloud computing. Those online pictures, videos or emails are not stored on consumer’s computers. Instead, they are processed and stored on a group of remotely...

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  • As the 37th edition of TEFAF Maastricht is set to welcome visitors from 9th to 14th of March, many will remember the armed jewel heist that took place almost two years ago. During TEFAF opening hours on 28th of June 2022, five men violently smashed a display case with a sledgehammer, removed...

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Interactive Campus Tour

Watch the interactive video and take a tour of our faculty. Our student Niklas will tell you all about the faculty's facilities, study areas, historical buildings and teaching spaces and more. Choose your own path and find out whether studying at Maastricht University is right for you.

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