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A Message from the Authorities

The Chairman

The University of Mons wants to be seen as a “human-sized” entity. Created in association with ULB, the Law School certainly meets this commitment with fewer students than elsewhere and by surrounding these students with suitable educational support. Our students are not alone on their learning journey. 

As Montaigne once said “teaching is not filling a vase but lighting a fire” – the founder of the Law School ensures that teaching staff do not forget this.

It is therefore not surprising that our students seem happy to have chosen our School and quickly settle in.

Mr Christian Jassogne
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Law School (UMONS-ULB)
First Honorary President of the Court of Appeal of Mons


Studying Law in Mons is an old dream. The seat of the Court of Appeal and the Labour Court, the City of Mons is proud to offer students courses in law thanks to the success achieved at the Law School so far.

Like the cities of Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp and Liege, Mons has a University that offers courses in Law in collaboration with the ULB.

More than ever, this close collaboration has enforced greater access to law studies for everyone. Supervision of these courses encourages debates between students.

The Law School also aims to become a place of research in the coming years.

Mr Eric Balate
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Law School,
Chairman of the International Association of Economic Law (AIDE)

General Coordinator 

I am proud to be the coordinator of the Law School, proud of the work that has been accomplished since the BA Law programme was created.

Each year, new students take the plunge and come to our University, a platform of exchange, support and knowledge sharing. The University is indeed a place of learning but more particularly a place where students come to realise that our rule-based society is extremely demanding. Despite this, society does indeed offer a lot of freedom in many contexts.

Professor Alain Finet
General Coordinator of the Law School (UMONS-ULB)

The Dean

The BA Law degree programme in Mons is the result of a collaboration between ULB and UMONS which started in 2004. The aim is to offer a high quality Bachelor's degree to students outside of Brussels.

After having passed the first three years of study in Mons, students can easily continue their studies in Brussels by doing a a 2-year Master's in Law which is essential for many legal professions. Students can also regsiter on the Criminology Master's degree. The transition to the Brussels Solbosch Campus is made even easier by the fact that the students will encounter several of their professors, as many of them teach in both Mons and Brussels.

The growing number of students registered on this course confirms the success and quality of this collaboration between our two universities

Professor Patrick Goffaux

Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminology (ULB)