Tilburg Law School

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg Law School is internationally recognized as a leading law school with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Year after year the school ranks amongst the best schools in the world (e.g. Times Higher Education Rankings).

Tilburg Law School is proud of its many accomplishments, including its innovative education, its groundbreaking research and its commitment to social justice.

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"Our agility and social commitment help us to stay relevant, and to be a thought leader in the area of Law and Public Governance."

Geert Vervaeke, Dean Tilburg Law School


Tilburg Law School offers a rich variety of programs in the fields of Law, Data Science and Public Administration. 

The programs offer state-of-the-art, high quality education. Attractive because of the effective combination of face to face and online teaching methods. The programs are constantly being improved, based on the latest insights. Currently, more than 4,000 students are following a degree program in law, data science or public administration.

"We strive to educate the architects of society; academic specialists with the right skills and a moral compass."

Stéphanie van Gulijk, Vice-dean education

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What makes our education leading


The research conducted within Tilburg Law School is focused at four Signature Plans:

  • Regulating Socio-Technical Change | How can we regulate the socio-technical changes coming with the rapid evolution of technology?
  • Connecting Organizations | How does the law help, or limit, the interaction between private actors and technology driven economic activities in the pursuit of a sustainable society?
  • Global Law and Governance | How can we shape a “new” law and governance in a sustainable way, now the state is no longer the sole starting point for law and governance?
  • Law and Security | How can we handle activities that seriously undermine the integrity of the social and economic fabric, democratic values, and our environment?

Tilburg Law School actively stimulates team science to generate cutting-edge knowledge that advances society and broad prosperity.

For those who aspire to a career as a legal researcher, there is the Tilburg Graduate Law School

Read more on our research page