Leiden Law School

General faculty information

Leiden Law School is one of Leiden University’s seven faculties. Each year more than 1000 students choose to study Law, Notarial Law, Tax Law or Criminology.

With our international focus and roots going far back in the Dutch legal order, we have trained many generations of legal professionals for key positions in a society governed by the rule of law. 

What is your research focus regarding (the governance of) migration and diversity?

Our research is not limited to one single spearhead, but we strive to conduct excellent and cutting-edge research across the full breadth of the law. Within a number of departments research is conducted on migration and asylum law. There is a strong focus on the interaction between mobility and security, as well as crimmigration. In addition, we have experts on integration and non-discrimination, which a focus on the rights of families and children.

What are your educational programmes on governance, migration and diversity?

Migration, asylum and non-discrimination are taught at all levels of the curriculum, and in different departments (European, International and Administrative law), as well as in the master programmes on human rights, children’s rights and the sociology of law, recognising the multilevel and multifaceted character of migration law and governance.  

What do you do on societal impact regarding (the governance of) migration and diversity?

The research done at Leiden Law School feeds directly feeds into our teaching. Our experts in the field of migration and asylum law are  frequently asked to advice to national and European government. We frequently organise lectures with experts from practice and share the outcomes of our research broadly amongst law and policy makers. 

Role within and contribution to the LDE Centre GMD

Leiden Law School brings a legal dimension to the research and teaching within the framework of the GMD centre.

Leiden Law School