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About us Faculty of Law Organization Departments Transboundary Legal Studies

General information

Board of the department

Chair: prof. dr. P.C. Westerman
In charge of finances: prof. dr. H.H.B. Vedder
In charge of education: dr. A.M. Klingenberg
In charge of research: prof. dr. M.M.T.A. Brus Secretary: dr. A.M. Klingenberg

About the department

In the department of TLS, the boundaries of and in law are investigated and explored, in research and by extension in education. In a highly technological and strongly internationalising society, many complex social issues transcend borders. This has an impact on the role of the law in the solution of these issues. Boundaries between traditional legal disciplines are broken to find appropriate outcomes. A one-dimensional approach to legal questions is often no longer possible. Law in the digital society, for example, is at the crossroads of public and private law, of international, European and national law, and requires knowledge of disciplines other than law alone. Technology law is a multi-dimensional discipline par excellence. In addition, new problems call for new solutions; this will often require cross-border law (international or European).


As of January 2018, based on a fascination with the boundaries of law, various fields of expertise within the Faculty of Law have been combined. The aim is to bring together experiences with the changing transboundary aspects of law and to reflect on them in research and education. This is not an end in itself, but a means to enrich the further development of the areas of expertise on the basis of shared insights.

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