The Graduate School of Law offers a stimulating and internationally oriented environment for legal research. It is dedicated to training excellent PhD researchers and honours students from all over the world, extending, deepening and actively applying their knowledge on their journey to becoming highly qualified researchers.
We aim at supervising research carried out in the areas of law in which
our institutes and inter-university research schools are specialized:
The main focus is the role of law in an ever-globalising society and
the institutional and substantive legal developments in Europeanisation
and globalisation. Research is rooted in the institutes and in the domains
of the inter-university Ius Commune Research School (the common law of Europe).
The Maastricht Graduate School of Law
offers sound and tailor-made training
to PhD researchers and Master’s
Both training programmes focus on research
methodology, research integrity, skills training
and career development.
In addition, PhD researchers may teach
bachelor’s and master’s courses at
Maastricht University in their field
Can you still remember the picture of the body of a drowned toddler washed up on the Turkish beach? In September 2015, the image of the Syrian child refugee Alan Kurdi shocked the world. Surely things would change for the better now! However, the outcome was disappointing. With a Veni grant, Lilian Tsourdi (Maastricht University) is investigating EU immigration and asylum law in the hope of getting the ball to roll a bit faster.
From March 28 - April 2, 2021, Maastricht University competed in the International and European Tax Moot Court Competition 2020 – 2021 organized by the Institute of Tax Law of KU Leuven and the IBFD in cooperation with Deloitte.
PhD thesis written by Craig Eggett.
This study considered the nature of “general principles of law” in the international legal system. While much is known about treaties and customary law, there is a tendency to overlook foundational theoretical questions about general principles in international law. What kind of norms are they?