Editorial board

Prof. Wouter Veraart (editor-in-chief)

Wouter Veraart is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Head of Department of Legal Theory and Legal History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Veraart studied Law and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In 2005, he obtained his PhD degree (cum laude) on 'The Deprivation and Restitution of Property Rights during the Years of Occupation and Reconstruction in the Netherlands and in France'. For this book and related publications he received the Dirk Jacob Veegens Award in 2006. In 2007, he obtained a three-year Veni grant on the topic 'Time, Restitution and the Law' from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. In his inaugural lecture 'The Passion for a Mundane Legal Order', in 2009, he paid attention to the legal consequences of forgetting and remembering as collective answers to injustice of the past; a theme he is still exploring in current publications.

Email address: w.j.veraart@vu.nl


mr. dr. Lukas van den Berge (editorial secretary)

Lukas van den Berge (PhD Utrecht 2016) wrote his dissertation on the theory of Dutch administrative law and is a frequent contributor on that subject to leading Dutch journals of public law and general jurisprudence. Recently, he published ‘Responsief bestuursrecht’, a longer essay on the future of Dutch administrative law written on request of the Dutch Society of Administrative Law (VAR). An article applying Foucault’s concept of governmentality to Dutch administrative law was recognized by the Dutch Lawyers Association (NJV) as one of the three best articles on Dutch law written in 2017 and 2018.

In international publications, Van den Berge’s research focuses on the history and theory of public law and law and humanities. Recent publications include articles on Schmitt and Agamben (2019), the future of the public-private law divide (2018), the intellectual history and the future of the doctrine of separation of powers (2017) and an article on the jurisprudence of Greek tragedy (2017). Click here for more.

A connecting theme in his writings is the idea that law is a contextual phenomenon that needs to be studied in its broader societal, cultural and economic environment. See also https://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/LvandenBerge.

E-mail: l.vandenberge@uu.nl


Laura van den Berg LLM

Laura van den Berg is a legal scholar with a broad interest in legal philosophy, ethical legal decision-making, and the changing role of the judge. 

After finishing the Legal Research Master at Utrecht University (cum laude) she now works as a PhD candidate and teacher at the legal philosophy faculty of the Radboud University. Her PhD-research is about the legitimacy of the judge. In order to unravel this complex and elusive concept, she looks at the different perspectives on legal legitimacy that have been dominant in the Netherlands over the past century. By analyzing how these perspectives interrelate, she aims to reach a more integral and substantive understanding of this concept that can help to improve legal legitimacy in a more structural way.

E-mail: laura.vandenberg@ru.nl


dr. Iris van Domselaar

Dr. Iris van Domselaar is rechtsfilosoof en uitvoerend directeur van het Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions van de Faculteir der Rechtsgeleerdheid aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Van Domselaar is gespecialiseerd in beroepsethiek voor juristen en de relatie tussen recht en moraal bezien vanuit een neo-Aristoteliaanse invalshoek. Zij publiceert over deze onderwerpen in internationale en nationale tijdschriften.
Van Domselaar geeft de Togaminor, het vak Rechtstheorie en Rechtsfilosofie en het mastervak beroepsethiek voor (corporate) advocaten. Ook schreef zij opiniestukken voor de Volkskrant en het NRC over onder andere klokkenluiders, professionele moed, en de publieke taak van de corporate advocaat. Recent verscheen onder haar redactie een special issue van het Tijdschrift Filosofie over Rechtspraak en Ethiek.


prof. Antony Duff

Antony Duff holds the Russell and Elizabeth Bennett Chair at the University of Minnesota Law School, and is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, University of Stirling.

The focus of his research is on the philosophy of criminal law-in particular, penal theory (Trials and Punishments, 1986; Punishment, Communication and Community, 2001); the principles and structures of criminal liability (Intention, Agency and Criminal Liability, 1990; Criminal Attempts, 1996; Answering for Crime, 2007); and the criminal process (The Trial on Trial, co-authored, 2007).

Personal website:  http://www.law.umn.edu/facultyprofiles/duffa

Email address: r.a.duff@stir.ac.uk


dr. Bastiaan Rijpkema

Bastiaan Rijpkema is Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University, the Netherlands. In 2015 he obtained his PhD at Leiden University with a dissertation on militant democracy, which was published in Dutch as Weerbare democratie: de grenzen van democratische tolerantie (Nieuw Amsterdam, 2015). For Weerbare democratie he was awarded the prize for the best Dutch political book of the year in 2016, the Prinsjesboekenprijs. In 2017 he won the New Scientist Wetenschapstalentprijs 2017 (New Scientist Science Talent Prize), the prize for the most talented young researcher of the Netherlands and Flanders (Dutch-speaking Belgium). The English edition of Weerbare democratie is published as Militant democracy: the limits of democratic tolerance with Routledge in their ‘Extremism and Democracy’. He also co-edited the first multidisciplinary volume in the field of militant democracy with Springer, bringing together philosophers, legal scholars and political scientists working on militant democracy. His main fields of interest are (militant) democracy, rights, sovereignty and freedom of expression.


Jogchum Vrielink

Jogchum Vrielink teaches legal theory, discrimination law and law & religion at Université Saint-Louis Brussels. He holds a PhD in law, and also studied public administration and anthropology. His PhD thesis concerned the topic of racist hate speech and holocaust denial, and combined legal and socio-legal research. His research topics include discrimination law, fundamental and human rights (freedom of expression and freedom of religion in particular) and legal anthropology.

Members of the advisory board

  • Philip Pettit (Princeton University, USA and Australian National University, Australia)
  • Bonnie Honig (Brown University, USA)
  • Neil Walker (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Kristen Rundle (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Steven Winter (Wayne State University, USA)
  • Dorien Pessers (VU University Amsterdam, NL)
  • Gunther Teubner (Goethe University, Germany)
  • Wibren van der Burg (Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL)
  • Serge Gutwirth (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Ton Hol (Utrecht University, NL)
  • Marc Loth (Tilburg University, NL)
  • Jan Smits (Maastricht University, NL)
  • Thomas Mertens (Nijmegen, NL)


Please contact the editorial board through the editorial secretary, Lukas van den Berge: l.vandenberge@uu.nl.