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 in a Sustainable Society
The traditional regulatory mechanism of setting minimum standards is no longer always effective as information technologies offer new ways of organizing and regulating economic activities. How can the law enable, support and challenge these new approaches towards a sustainable society?
Global Law and Governance
In our transforming societies, law and governance have come under pressure. This research program takes on the rethinking of law and governance and also offers ways forward. We start from the major societal challenges like climate change, further globalization and increasing inequalities, the growing importance of social media, and migration.
Regulating Socio-Technical Change
Technology is playing an ever more invasive role in all walks of life. But regulation often lags behind the speed of technology development. We study how we can integrate new technology in society through regulation in such a way that everybody benefits.
Crime and Criminal Justice in the Age of Globalization and Digitalization
Globally, societies are confronted with all kinds of crime that undermines societal institutions, democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights: organized crime, financial crimes, international crimes, cybercrime, exploitation, and hate speech are some of its manifestations. We study the changes to crime, how these materialize and the responses to them.