Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University is a top-quality provider of challenging and rewarding legal education at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD-level. A true pioneer in small-scale teaching and teaching of skills. The clear focus in research on European and international aspects of the law, human rights, migration and the empirical setting in which the law operates, provides an exceptionally inspiring environment for both students and staff. 

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.

Information on corona virus

Maastricht University took measures to restrict the outbreak of Corona. Please refer to the Law - Corona virus website for more information.


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    LAWNOTATION receives infrastructure grant

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    We are happy to announce that the LAWNOTATION proposal, amongst others, will be funded through the Dutch Law Sector Plan. LAWNOTATION is an initiative of Digital Legal Lab that brings together Dutch universities working on Digital Legal Studies.

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    Vulnerable victims can use all the support they can get

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    Sexual harassment in public is becoming a punishable offence. It’s a good idea, says Suzan van der Aa, professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, but one that doesn’t go far enough. “Sexual harassment in the workplace is common too, and usually has a greater impact on the victims.”

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  • ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 published

    Friday, November 19, 2021

    Due to the Corona crisis, also many cross-border workers are forced to work in their home country. They have been asked not to cross the border to come to their office situated in the neighbouring country. At the moment, this is only possible because the Dutch, Belgian and German governments have agreed on special exemptions from certain rules until the rest of this year. Otherwise, these frontier workers would face major changes with respect to their social security contribution, taxes and health care. But what, if governments and employers from now on will permanently stimulate that employees work more days from home? ITEM has found out that this would have tremendous consequences for cross-border work if legislation does not change accordingly. This is one out of four case of this year’s research into border effects.

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  • Online seminar EU Green Deal and China - 1 December 2021

    Friday, November 19, 2021

    On 1 December 2021 METRO will organize an online seminar entitled 'The Impact of the EU Green Deal on Chinese trade and investment in Europe: Opportunities and challenges'. This online event will address the potential consequences of the EU Green Deal for Chinese investments in Europe.

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    De videoreconstructie in het strafproces: van verbeelding naar juridische werkelijkheid

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    PhD thesis written by Jan Willem van Manen
    The central question in The Video Reconstruction in Criminal Proceedings is what contribution the video reconstruction makes to finding the truth in the criminal procedure and how this contribution can be optimised.

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