Excellent education & research

Home to innovative research and first-rate legal education, Erasmus School of Law (ESL) attracts ambitious students and staff from all over the world.

ESL combines academic thinking with practical training. Company visits and skills workshops are included in our LL.M. programmes. Our school is located in Rotterdam, a multicultural entrepreneurial city with the largest port in Europe

Our research is international and interdisciplinary. Due to its high quality education and research ESL achieves high positions in international rankings.


Prof. Mevis appointed as Dutch member of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Per April 1. Professor Paul Mevis is appointed, by the general-assembly and the Dutch ministry of Justice, as a member of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation.

15 April 2015 | Guest Lecture dr. Lucas Lixinski (University of New South Wales, Sydney)

Monday, 13 April 2015

On April 15. Dr. Lucas Lixinsk is giving a Guest Lecture, titled: 'Expert Rule in International Heritage Law and Governance and the Gaze Upon the 'Native'.

Prof. dr. Patrick Leyens LL.M. appointed professor of Empirical Legal Studies

Monday, 13 April 2015

Professor Patrick Leyens LL.M has been appointed Professor of Empirical Legal Studies at Erasmus University. Prof. Leyens will be working at Erasmus School of Law for two years, until November 1, 2016.