Temple University Beasley School of Law and Utrecht University School of Law in the Netherlands have maintained a robust partnership since 2008. To date, 43 Utrecht students have come to Temple since the partnership was established for a semester of study abroad, and five have continued their studies to earn our Master of Laws (LLM) degree. The law schools recently renewed their partnership agreement.

“Temple remains one of Utrecht’s most important partners,” said Professor Caspar de Bok, Head of International Affairs for Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. “We are delighted that so many of our students have been able to study at Temple Law School over the years, taking advantage of Temple’s strengths in international law and trial advocacy. At the same time, we welcome Temple faculty and students to visit Utrecht as well.”

Temple Law School Dean and Professor Rachel Rebouché counts Utrecht as a key partner and friend.

“Utrecht is one of the top law schools in the world with well-recognized strengths in internationally-oriented programs of law, economics, and governance, and we are proud to continue our collaboration,” Dean Rebouché said. “I sent my heartfelt congratulations to my colleagues at Utrecht for their excellence in research, teaching, and international collaborations.”

Utrecht graduate Saskia Stolk studied abroad at Temple and later earned her LLM in 2022. Upon graduation, she earned The Professor Peter Sevareid Award, which is awarded to an international LLM program graduate who demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic studies at Temple.

“To study at Temple has been a great experience for me,” Stolk said. “Not only did I expand and deepen my legal knowledge, I also learned a lot from the people at the law school. All the students and professors were welcoming and open to interesting conversation, and Karen McMichael is a great mentor to all international students. The LLM program at Temple formed an excellent complement to my Dutch and European legal studies. I still use the knowledge that I have gained at Temple in my work today. Studying at Temple also really helped developing my soft skills. I recommend anyone to visit Philadelphia and study at Temple Law.”

“We are honored to renew our partnership with Utrecht and hope to work together for many years to come,” said John Smagula, Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs. “Utrecht students have always been a tremendous part of our law school, excelling in their studies and becoming great friends to our students from around the world.”