Research Law and Governance
Just as society changes when the law changes, so too the law is continually changing along with society. Globalization, technological developments, pluralism and the need to live more sustainably pose major challenges in the 21st century. At the same time, we are confronted with poverty, inequality, insecurity, crime and injustice. The research at Tilburg Law School focuses on understanding these developments and its impact on interpersonal and institutional relationships and the law.
The research profile of Tilburg Law School is constituted by four signature plans. The signature plans represent state-of-the-art research lines, connecting the key areas of expertise of Tilburg Law School. The current signature plans run from 2019 – 2024.
Connecting Organizations: Private, Tax and Technology-Driven Legal Relations in a Sustainable Society
Global Law and Governance
Law and Security
Regulating Socio-Technical Change
Special research projects
Tilburg Law School conducts three research projects funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, to boost Dutch study programs in law as well as societal debate on pressing issues regarding law and governance. The research projects are integrated in the signature plans.
Digital Legal Studies: From regulating human behavior to regulating data
Transformative effects of Global Law: Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene
Transformative effects of Global Law: Judicial Lawmaking
Explore more about:
- Research on law
- Research on governance
- Our researchers
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.
New book: Early Modern Sovereignties07th January 2021
Brill has recently published the volume ''Early Modern Sovereignties. Theory and Practice of a Burgeoning Concept in the Netherlands'', edited by our own professor Randall Lesaffer together with Erik de Bom and Werner Thomas.
Job opening: PhD Regulating Socio-Technical Change 202115th December 2020
Tilburg Graduate Law School is looking for an ambitious PhD researcher for the signature plan Regulating Socio-Technical Change. This is one of four PhD vacancies at Tilburg Law School.