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
PhD thesis written by Remy Jorritsma
This thesis analyses the standard and function of attribution rules in the case law of human rights courts, quasi-judicial human rights bodies, and international criminal courts with jurisdiction over violations of humanitarian law.
PhD thesis written by Maximilian Vollmer
This thesis investigated whether the European Commission designs financial instruments and applies their legal framework in accordance with the principles of proportionality and consistency under European Union (EU) law.