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 in the Anthropocene
Transformative effects of Global Law: Judicial Lawmaking
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- Research on law
- Research on governance
- Our researchers
Prof. Hans Gribnau winner of Jaap van den Berge Literature Prize of Stichting NLFiscaal03rd December 2021
Tax Law Professor Hans Gribnau has been awarded the Jaap van den Berge Literature Prize. This prize, initiated by the Stichting NLFiscaal, is yearly awarded to an author who has contributed significantly to the legal development of tax law.
PhD Defense Mr. R. Jansen - Legal Privilege and transnational evidence-taking03rd December 2021
A comparative study on taking of documents abroad during litigation, the possibilities to shop for evidence and the various rules on legal privilege.
VIA AUGUSTA proposal ‘Leveraging the potential of a System-of-Systems approach to infrastructure management’ granted by NWO/NGinfra02nd December 2021
Wendy van der Valk, together with Henk Akkermans and Carol Ou (TiSEM), Saskia Lavrijssen and Martijn Groenleer (TLS) have been awarded a grant by NWO/NGInfra for their VIA AUGUSTA project proposal. NGinfra, or Next Generation Infrastructure, involves a collaboration between main infrastructure managers in the Netherlands aimed at working towards an integrated vision on how to equip the infrastructure of the future. The grant amounts to nearly 1 million euros. The consortium partners are Alliander, Havenbedrijf Rotterdam, Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail.