Research institutes

Institute for Transnational Legal Research

METRO, the Institute for Transnational Legal Research (in Dutch: Maastrichts Europees instituut voor Transnationaal Rechtswetenschappelijk Onderzoek), contributes to environmental law, tort law, and the economic analysis of law by executing high-quality research. Metro is a reliable and international research institute and distinguishes itself for dedicated researchers in various fields of law.

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Research

METRO initiates and stimulates comparative and trans-boundary legal research and organizes conferences about various legal themes. Moreover, the institute publishes the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, one of the top three journals in this field in Europe and the Ius Commune Europaeum Book Series. METRO is very active in the field of contract research, for example for the EU, OECD, and national governments.

Education

METRO researchers are all in one way or another involved in teaching. Courses vary from environmental law and Law & Economics to competition law. Courses are taught at Maastricht University, but many visiting professorships (in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America) have also been established. Student fellows are selected to help them develop their organizational and research skills.

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Ius Commune Research School

METRO facilitates the Ius Commune Research School, a cooperation between the law faculties of the Universities of Maastricht (UM), Utrecht (UU), Amsterdam (UvA), and Leuven (K.U. Leuven), focused on the realization of a Ius Commune in Europe. Management and secretariat of the Research School are located at METRO, and METRO oversees the Ius Commune Casebooks and publishes the Ius Commune Europaeum Books.

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News

  • ICIS Marjan Peeters

    Prof. M. Peeters presentation on “EU climate law and its impact on national climate legislation”

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Prof Marjan Peeters delivered a presentation on “EU climate law and its impact on national climate legislation” during the workshop “Role and functioning of national and regional climate laws and climate committees in the light of EU climate and energy policies”

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    Presentation by Prof. Dr. Marjan Peeters

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    On 26-27 May 2017, MCEL and METRO member Prof. Dr. Marjan Peeters delivered a presentation at the Chinese university of Hongkong entitled “Regulatory experiences in EU climate law: legal lessons for other economies?” as a contribution to the conference “The 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: EU and Global Perspectives”.

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    Publication contributions Prof. M. Faure

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Read about the latest publication contributions by Prof. Michael Faure.

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      On 1 June, Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen participated in an international seminar held at CUFE (Beijing, China) on Private Regulation and New Fields of Regulation.

      Faure gave a keynote lecture on 'Private Action, Private Regulation and Private Enforcement' and presented some concluding comments. Philipsen, being one of the organizers of the event, chaired one session and gave a presentation on 'Subsidies as a Means to Cure Market Failure'.

      Also METRO PhD researcher Mengmeng Shi was one of the participants.

      2 weeks 3 days ago
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      Last week the TRANSMIC conference 'Migration, Rights and Citizenship: Coming Full Circle in a Challenging Environment’, co-organized by METRO Vice-Director Niels Philipsen, was held at the European University Institute in Florence. Thanks to all the presenters and participants for making it a big success!

      1 month 3 days ago
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      On Wednesday 19th April, METRO's guest researcher Ms Ayse Cig gave a presentation on cyber safety.

      We thank Ayse as well as the audience for their contribution and lively discussion.

      2 months 5 days ago
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      The kick-off meeting of the ITN project 'European IP Institutes Network Innovation Society (EIPIN-Innovation Society)' was held last week in Brussels. METRO Vice-Director Niels Philipsen acts as the project manager of EIPIN Innovation Society.

      3 months 1 day ago
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      On Wednesday 15th March, METRO conducted a joint seminar with the colleagues from MCEL.

      METRO guest researcher Prof. Agnieszka Bień-Kacała (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland) gave a joint presentation with Prof. Tímea Drinóczi (University of Pécs, Hungary) to discuss constitutional developments in Poland and Hungary.

      We thank both presenters as well as the audience for their contribution and lively discussion.
      Agnieszka Bień-Kacała Niels Philipsen Christopher Mondschein Andrea Ott Matteo Bonelli Constantijn van Aartsen

      3 months 6 days ago
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      On 14 February, Yan Yu presented her research "A Changing Landscape of Road Traffic Liability in China: A View from Law and Economics".

      Thanks to Yan Yu for a wonderful and informative lecture and thanks to the audience for their attendance and contribution.

      4 months 1 week ago
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      Read the introduction by our new colleague Mathias Müller; welcome at METRO, Mathias!
      "Hello, my name is Mathias Müller I have joined the METRO institute as a PhD candidate. I was born in Bergisch Gladbach in Germany. I did my Bachelor in European Studies at FaSoS and after two courses in European Law and an internship in the field I decided to do my master in European Law at the Faculty of Law. After completing my studies, I was offered the opportunity to do a PhD under the supervision of Marjan Peeters. My research is about access to information regarding the enforcement of EU environmental law."

      4 months 3 weeks ago
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      On 18 January, Mariolina Eliantonio presented her research "A hard look at EU soft law: the pros and cons of EU soft law, a presentation of the solar network and the discussion of its very first results".

      Thanks to Mariolina for a wonderful and informative lecture and thanks to the audience for their attendance and contribution.

      5 months 4 days ago
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      CALL FOR PAPERS - International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC), 3-4 April 2017, King’s College London. The conference provides PhD students and early career researchers with an unparalleled opportunity to present their work and engage in academic debate. This year’s topic is “Law and Crisis”.

      5 months 3 weeks ago
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      The European Doctorate in Law & Economics applications: Applicants to the EDLE programme may be granted a scholarship. Conditional on the approval of the partner universities’ management, for the academic year 2017-2018, approx. 6-7 scholarships will be offered by the partner universities.

      5 months 4 weeks ago