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Prof. Dr. M.L.M. Hertogh

Prof. dr. M.L.M. (Marc) Hertogh

Marc Hertogh (1968) is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Chair of the Department of Legal Theory at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He studied law at Leiden University and at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (Oxford). His research focuses on public opinion about law, with a special interest in legal consciousness, legal pluralism, and administrative justice.  

Among his publications are “A ‘European’ Conception of Legal Consciousness: Rediscovering Eugen Ehrlich” (Journal of Law and Society 31, 2004); “What is Non-State Law? Mapping the Other Hemisphere of the Legal World” (Van Schooten & Verschuuren (eds.), International Governance and Law, 2008); “Loyalists, Cynics and Outsiders. Who Are the Critics of the Justice System in the UK and the Netherlands?” (International Journal of Law in Context 7, 2011); and “The Curious Case of Dutch Legal Culture: A Reassessment of Survey Evidence” (Journal of Comparative Law, to be published). Recent books include Judicial Review and Bureaucratic Impact (Cambridge University Press, 2004) (with Simon Halliday) and Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich (Hart Publishing, 2009).  

Professor Hertogh is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Council for the Judiciary and he has acted as an adviser to the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, and the National Ombudsman Office in the Netherlands. He is the Law and Society correspondent of the Dutch Lawyers’ Journal (NJB) and he has also served on the Editorial Board of the Dutch/Flemish Law & Society Review.


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