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About us Faculty of Law Research Centres of Expertise Groningen Centre for Empirical Legal Research

Facts and Figures

  • Unique centre in the Netherlands focusing entirely on empirical legal research.
  • The team includes 20 researchers from the Faculty of Law.
  • Multi-disciplinary research team addressing the impact of law on: (a) the users of legal procedures, (b) the legitimacy of the legal system, (c) the protection of public values in private relationships.
  • A broad range of expertise within the research team, including but not limited to European law, private law, administrative law, environmental law, public order law, public administration, law and economics, socio-legal studies, psychology and criminology.
  • 3 ongoing PhD projects and 4 early career positions; all focusing on empirical legal research.
  • Part of the national Law Sector Plan ( info in Dutch).
  • Publications in leading international and national academic journals.
  • Contributes to the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance.
  • Contributes to one of the key areas of research of the University of Groningen – Sustainable Society.
Last modified:29 April 2020 2.30 p.m.