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prof. mr. dr. S.H. (Sofia) Ranchordás

Full Professor of European and Comparative Public Law & Rosalind Franklin Fellow
prof. mr. dr. S.H. (Sofia) Ranchordás



Sofia Ranchordas conducts research on public law and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective. She is particularly interested in how technology is disrupting traditional legal concepts in administrative law, in particular in the context of local regulation and governance (smart cities) and digital government. She has published extensively on the regulation of the sharing economy, online platforms, online citizen participation, and online rating and reputational mechanisms.  Her current scholarship can be divided in three strands: 

a) Administrative law and digitalization: smart cities, legal challenges of data-driven regulation and governance; impact of digitalization on the principles of good administration, and digital exclusion;

b) Regulation of online platforms and social media;

c) Temporary legislation and  constitutional change: temporary and experimental legislation, free-zones ('regelluwe zones'), legislative entrenchment, sunset and sunrise clause.For more information see

Other positions

General Editor of the Review of European Administrative Law; Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Theory and Practice of Legislation
Visiting Fellow, University of Lisbon, Portugal (Governance 4.0 program)
Affiliated Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Invited columnist voor ICONnect blog (2020)
Visiting Professor at LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, 2020/2021 (Master Innovation, Law, and Sustainability; course: Innovation and Sustainability)
Visiting Professor Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, 2020/2021 (L.L.M. Law in a Digital Economy, course: Innovation Regulation)
Last modified:07 December 2021 11.02 a.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands