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The Legal Research Conference in February 2019 will be devoted to topics covered in the sectoral plan for the legal discipline. Starting in 2019, substantial central government funding will be made available for academic research (€ 55 million in 2019, € 70 million in 2020-2024). The information currently available indicates that € 6 million is specifically earmarked for the legal discipline.

Event details of Annual Legal Research Conference Amsterdam
Date 1 February 2019
Time 10:00 -16:00

The legal conference falls squarely in the period during which the faculties will be drawing up faculty expenditure plans in which they indicate their plans and the funding needed, within the framework of the approved sectoral plan.

On February 1st panels with engaged and interested researchers from the various faculties will discuss current and future developments in the following fields of research:

  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Digital Legal Studies
  • Conflict-dissolving institutions
  • Transformative effects of globalization in law
  • Re-evaluating public interests within private partnerships
  • HR-policies in the legal discipline: diversity and attracting young researchers


Would you like to register? Please use the following link.


Please address questions to Ms Susanne de Gooijer, or +31 (0)20 525 4942.

The programme

Date: 1 Februari 2019

Location: Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw A, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam

Language: Dutch, but input or discussion in English is welcome

Time Activity Location
10.30 – 11.00 Inloop met koffie en registratie Ruimte voor A1.02
11.00 – 11.15

Woord van welkom

Prof. André Nollkaemper (UvA)
11.15 – 11.30 Prof. Mark Bovens (UU), kwartiermaker sectorbeeld SSH A1.02
11.30 – 12.15


  • Prof. Christina Eckes (UvA)
  • Anne de Vries-Stotijn LLM (TiU)
12.15 – 12.45 Lunch en keuze voor de parallelsessies Balkon
12.45 – 13.30

ELS in het sectorplan: kansen en uitdagingen.


  • Prof. Willem van Boom (UL)
  • Prof. Arno Akkermans (VU)
  • Prof. Peter Mascini (EUR)
  • Prof. Bert Marseille (RUG)


  • Prof. Ivo Giessen (UU)
13.30 – 14.15

Ronde 1: parallelsessies

1. Transformatieve werking van globalisering in het recht


  • Prof. Mariolina Eliantonio (UM)
  • Prof. Gleider Hernández (OU)
  • Prof. Hans Lindahl (UvT)
  • Prof. Ingo Venzke (UvA)


  • Prof. Ronald Janse (OU)

2. Conflictoplossende instituties*


  • Prof. Miranda Boone (UL)
  • Prof. Janneke Gerards (UU)


  • Prof. Roel Schutgens (RUN)
14.15 – 14.30 Koffie  
14.30 – 15.15

Ronde 2: parallelsessies

1. Digital Legal Studies


  • Prof. Mireille van Eechoud (UvA)
  • Prof. Floris Bex (TiU)
  • Mr. Dr. Pieter Wolters (RUN)
  • Asst. Prof. Marcus Meyer (UM)


  • Prof. Vanessa Mak (TiU)

2. Herijking van publieke belangen in private verhoudingen

  • Prof. Leon Verstappen (RUG)
  • Prof. Kleis Broekhuizen (EUR)
15.15 – 16.00

Nachwuchs / onderzoeksketen


  • Onderzoeksmasters: Prof. Pauline Westerman (RUG)
  • Promovendi: Dominique Barnhoorn LLM (UvA)
  • Jonge onderzoekers: Mr. Dr. Elbert de Jong (UU)


  • Prof. Joanne van der Leun
16.00 – 16.15


Prof. Ton Hol
16.15 Borrel Ruimte naast A3.15


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