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.
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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.
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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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Our department is working in research, education and impact on the publicness of public law and governance. About 100 researchers give their best to contribute to this unifying goal.
'Autonomy of cities in the past deserves renewed attention’12th January 2023
The legal capacity, legal personality, and autonomy of medieval and early modern cities merit new research – research that may also alter our view of cities today. That is what Professor of Legal History Dave De ruysscher will contend in his inaugural lecture on Friday, January 20, 2023.
On corporate human rights and environmental harm in armed conflict02nd January 2023
With support from the Netherlands Network of Human Rights Research (NNHRR), the Department of Public Law and Governance organized a symposium on the involvement of business actors in human rights and environmental harm in situations of armed conflict and the barriers victims encounter in seeking effective redress.
Professor Ingrid Leijten joins The Young Academy13th December 2022
Tilburg Law School constitutional law professor Ingrid Leijten is one of ten new members to join The Young Academy in 2023. Leijten plans to commit herself to the communication of scientific findings to raise awareness of how a constitutional state functions.