Private Law


The Department of Private Law focuses on private law (also known as civil law), which involves relationships between different persons or legal entities.


Research is carried out in the Faculty of Law’s Radboud Business Law Institute.


Your studies in Nijmegen will prepare you for a promising future in private law practice. During the lectures, you will look at specific social issues of current relevance. The Department of Private Law works closely with law firms, the judiciary and large organisations. Many of the lecturers from the department also work for these organisations. Their input guarantees inspiring work groups that are directly linked to professional practice. The department offers the following courses:

Bachelor’s courses:

Master’s courses:

Contact information


Grotius building

Montessorilaan 10
6525HR Nijmegen
Postal address
Postbus 9049
Contact person
B.K. Bruin (Barbara) H.J. Jakobs (Gonnie)