Faculty of Law Research Guide

Research profile

Researchers at the Faculty of Law examine the role law plays in an increasingly globalising society. They assess developments in the field of institutional and substantive law within the context of Europeanisation, globalisation and the national legal systems within these frameworks. They do so by conducting comparative studies and research in the field of European law, international economic law and human rights in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context.

The Faculty’s research programme is embedded in a formal structure shaped by six research clusters , which deepen the Faculty’s research profile and strengthen the coherence of research. The research clusters provide an international and inspiring academic environment to our researchers. They are fed by the research carried out in the Faculty’s institutes and centres and the inter-university research schools.

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Faculty research is very much linked to teaching, whereas both activities are provided by the same staff members of the faculty departments:

  • Private Law (Civil Law, Company and Business Law)
  • International and European Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Foundations and Methods of Law
  • Tax Law
  • The Maastricht European Institute METRO


In accordance with their research profile Faculty Fepartments offer bachelor’s (LL.B) and master’s (LL.M) programmes in faculty research specialisms.

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