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 Honours students.
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 of expertise.
As from 1 June 2020, dr Kees Sterk has been appointed as endowed professor of European Administration of Justice. The chair has been placed within the Department of Public Law. The purpose of the endowed chair is to increase knowledge regarding the application of European law in a broad sense (including the ECHR) within Dutch case law, including from a comparative law perspective.
PhD thesis written by Lavinia Kortese.
Blurring the lines of competences between the internal market and education.
PhD thesis written by Luuk van der Baaren.
A Comparative Analysis of the Toleration of Dual Nationality from an Emigration Perspective”.