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About us Faculty of Law Organization Departments Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration

General information

Departmental Board

Chair: Prof. K.J. de Graaf

Budget holder: Prof. S.A.J. Munneke

Responsible for teaching: Dr. B Brink

Secretary: Dr H.D. Tolsma

The department of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration provides teaching in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Law, the Master’s degree programme in Constitutional and Administrative Law and the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Law and Public Administration . We believe that our teaching should offer students both a thorough knowledge of our jurisdiction and an understanding of the social context of the law. Attention is also paid to the interface with other jurisdictions, such as administrative criminal law, government and private law and the Europeanization and internationalization of national constitutional and administrative law. Unique to our teaching and research is that we combine the legal approach with a social science perspective (how does the law work in practice?). Naturally, there is also room within the department for conventional research and teaching involving legal dogma.

The Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration area of expertise is part of the Public Trust and Public Law research programme, which investigates how the law influences the trust between government and citizens and among citizens. Research is conducted into various social themes, such as dispute resolution, citizenship, digitization, climate legislation, complex decisions and processes of decentralization in the social domain and environmental law.

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The Master’s degree programmes in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law and in Law and Public Administration provide an excellent foundation for a wide range of professions. The choice of seminars, electives, placements and thesis topics allows students to place their own emphases, on topics such as environmental law (public law and sustainability), the social domain (social security law and immigration law), or the constitutional or political domain (legislation, political constitutional law, Dutch constitutional law ). In Leeuwarden, we offer a graduation variant of the Master’s in Law and Public Administration , which focuses on digital security issues. As a graduate of the department of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Administration, you will have a strong position in the job market. Alongside professions in the judiciary and legal profession, our students find their way into legal, managerial and administrative positions with government (such as ministries, provinces and municipalities), civil society organizations and business. The department maintains excellent contacts with the professional field (including the judiciary and legal profession)

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