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.


  • lima

    GLaw-Net Seminar with Lucas Carlos Lima

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    On 23 November 2022, the Glaw-Net held the hybrid seminar featuring Lucas Carlos Lima, Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil. During the seminar, Professor Lima presented his paper “Is the IACtHR advancing the notion of regional jus cogens or a certain regional approach to jus cogens in its case law?” 

    Read more
  • Compensation and prevention for damage resulting from offshore drilling in China

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    PhD thesis written by Minzhen Jiang.
    Based on a law and economics approach, observations are made on the efficiency of the legal regime to evaluate if the existing rules are in line with economic starting points. Following the limitations of the Chinese legal system as specified, the study ends with policy recommendations based upon a functional comparative study with several selected countries.

    Read more
  • law_anna_beckers

    ERC Starting Grant for Anna Beckers on CHAINLAW

    Tuesday, November 22, 2022

    The faculty welcomes the excellent news that our colleague Anna Beckers has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for her research project on "CHAINLAW, Responsive Law for Global Value Chains". We like to congratulate Anna Beckers!

    Read more
  • Grefrap

    ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2022 published

    Friday, November 18, 2022

    Once again this year, the annual report of the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM offers new insights into the effects on border regions of European and national legislation and policy initiatives. The 2022 Border Impact Report is intended to be a valuable tool for policy makers at regional, national and European level to identify the effects on the border region and cross-border cooperation.

    Read more
  • Energy transition in border regions hindered by lack of coordination

    Friday, November 18, 2022

    A lack of coordinated arrangements between neighbouring countries is making it extremely difficult to realise a successful energy transition in the German-Dutch border regions. These are the findings of the annual Cross-border Impact Assessment by the ITEM expertise centre (part of Maastricht University). 

    Read more

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


Social media