The Faculty of Law has developed research in three main areas: information  and communication technologies, basic human rights and social cohesion, the legal protection of the citizen. Eager to connect its research with concrete social problems, the Faculty collaborates widely with public and private organizations.

The CRID (Research Centre for Computers and Law) grants due attention to legal issues as well as to the technical, economic and sociological aspects of information and communication technologies and the Information Society. It covers five main areas: electronic commerce, intellectual property, freedom in the Information Society, electronic communications, and technology and security. The CRID has an excellent international reputation and belongs to the “Legal Framework for the Information Society” (LEFIS), an international network which gathers 113 universities and other partners.


The DF&LS (Basic Rights and Social Cohesion Centre) studies Belgian and European rules and institutions and  the extent to which they meet the needs of marginalized populations, i.e. people affected by poverty or precariousness and more generally those whose basic rights might be jeopardized: foreigners, minors in danger, welfare recipients, etc.


The PROJUCIT (Centre of Fundamental Research dedicated to the Legal Protection of Citizens) translates citizens’ concerns into questions of law, with particular emphasis on the rule of law and the real and efficient legal protection that citizens can legitimately expect.