Tilburg Law School

About Tilburg Law School

Tilburg Law School was established in 1963 and approximately 3,000 students are currently enrolled in its law programs. The School employs more than 300 staff. There are approximately 60 professors, 30 associate professors, 200 assistant professors and other academic staff. Tilburg Law School is located in the Montesquieu building.

Departments and research institutes

The individual departments are responsible for the study programs. The research programs are a shared initiative between the departments and the research institutes.


Law School Board

The Law School Board is responsible for the daily business within the Law School and also for the organization and coordination of the educational and research programs.

Anja Opdebeeck Managing Director
Marlon van Lierop Acting managing director
Cathelijn Jansbergen Acting managing director
Bob van Soolingen Acting managing director
Geert Vervaeke Dean / Chairman Law School Council
Esther Keymolen Vice dean Research / Director of Studies
Stéphanie van Gulijk Vice dean Eduction
Tom van der Rijt Student Advisor Education
Bob van Soolingen Secretary
Amy Cohen Junior Secretary

Law School Council

 The Law School Council is the most important advisory body of representatives within the faculty. It is comprised of seven students and seven members of staff. The Law School Council looks after the views and needs of students and staff in the fields of education, research, policy and decision-making. Law School Council has approval and advisory rights in a number of areas.

Bob van Soolingen Secretary Law School Council


What can be organized in a decentralized way is invested in the Education Organization. In the Education Board organization, there is a shared responsibility between the Law School Board (especially the Vice-Dean of Education) on the one hand and the academic directors on the other hand. 

Academic directors

Each program has an academic director. Under the leadership of the Vice Dean of Education, he or she is responsible for the design and quality assurance of the study program and, among other things, for the coherence of the program and the provision of information.

Program committees

In addition, there are the program  committees that advise the Law School Board. The Examination Board has its own responsibility with regard to examinations and all forms of testing known to the Law School.

Advisory councils