Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG)
The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the field of Public Law and Public Administration, in which various disciplines work together: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence.
Team up with our research activities
The collaboration within PLG is very much inspired by a joint research interest. Whereas many scholars in the field of Public Law and Public Administration primarily focus on their internal dynamics, the Tilburg scholars are driven by a primary focus on both their context and foundations. Our researchers work together by the joint inspiration to rethink publicness in a globalized, multi-layered, and hypercomplex world, from the local to the global.
Study with us
This unique approach has been translated into our Bachelor and Master programs. PLG makes an important contribution to the LLB and the LLM Law and the Global Law Bachelor and runs the programs: BSc Public Administration (in Dutch), BSc and MSc of Public Governance (in English), LLM International Law & Global Governance (in English) and LLM European Law and Global Risks (in English).
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Tilburg Law School student Maurick Reuser wins 3rd prize in international Russian composition competition25th February 2021
On February 22nd, Tilburg University student, pianist and composer Maurick Reuser won the 3rd prize in the Russian international composition competition The Time of the Guitar.
Dr. Jurgen Goossens nominated for Teacher of the Year 202125th January 2021
The Tilburg University Executive Board nominates Dr. Jurgen Goossens for this year's ISO Best Teacher of the Year election. Read more about the election and about Jurgen.
Now widely available: Advanced Introduction to Legal Research Methods18th January 2021
Of interest to any law student and law scholar, the new Advanced Introduction to Legal Research Methods by Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin discusses the theoretical and methodological foundations of law and legal development.
12:30 - 13:45
Accountable Artificial Intelligence (AI)
What accountability challenges do AI algorithmic systems bring with them, and how can we safeguard accountability in algorithmic decision‐making? Drawing on a decidedly public administration perspective, and given the current challenges that have thus far become manifest in the field, we critically reflect on and map out in a conceptually guided manner the implications of these systems, and the limitations they pose, for public accountability.
12:30 - 13:45
AI use in the public sector
A modest approach to data science in the public sector that emphasizes adding value, with a focus on investing in basic data infrastructure and developing a shared organisational vision.
09:00 - 18:00
International workshop ‘Urban climate resilience: the role of law’
The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center, is hosting a workshop at 24 June 2021 where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience.