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Jurgen Goossens is Associate Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Tilburg University since 1 February 2019. Before, he was Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ghent University. Goossens is lecturer constitutional law at the Institute for Training of the Federal Government in Brussels and head of YCC LEAG of the American Society of Comparative Law.

In 2016, Goossens defended his PhD “The future of administrative justice: judicial review of administrative action in comparative perspective” (Ghent University). He holds a Master of Laws from Yale Law School.

His recent book ‘J. Goossens & K. Verslype, Blockchain en smart contracts: het einde van de vertrouwde tussenpersoon?’  gives an overview of the legal and technical aspects, and potential societal impact of distributed ledger technologies, with a focus on blockchain.


Jurgen Goossens primarily analyzes the relation between private actors (citizens and companies) and public actors from a constitutional and administrative law perspective. His main areas of research and expertise are citizen participation, constitutional change, judicial review of administrative action, responsive administrative law, the legal aspects of blockchain technology and federalism.


Jurgen Goossens teaches constitutional and administrative law courses. He has a particular expertise in comparative constitutional and administrative law and holds a Senior Qualification Education (SKO). He is regularly involved in educational innovation projects. Goossens teaches in the bachelor courses 'Introduction to Constitutional Law', 'Introduction to Administrative Law', 'Practical Skills Administrative Law', 'Legal protection against administrative action', and the master course 'Enforcement Law'.



Jurgen Goossens is regularly involved in interdisciplinary research projects, most recently related to network governance and distributed technologies such as blockchain.  He is available for professional trainings and workshops. Moreover, he has an expertise in communicating scientific research to a broader audience.

Recent publications

  1. België, quo vadis? - Het relaas van een regerings-, migratie- en syst…

    Goossens, J. (Accepted/In press). België, quo vadis? Het relaas van een regerings-, migratie- en systeemcrisis. Tijdschrift voor constitutioneel recht, 10(4).
  2. Design of one peak and multiple peak models - Impact on judicial effi…

    Goossens, J. (Accepted/In press). Design of one peak and multiple peak models: Impact on judicial efficiency and legal certainty. In M. Belov (Ed.), The role of courts in contemporary legal orders Eleven International Publishing.
  3. Developments in Belgian constitutional law -

    Lavrysen, L., Theunis, J., Goossens, J., Moonen, T., Cannoot, P., Devriendt, S., & Meerschaert, V. (Accepted/In press). Developments in Belgian constitutional law. In R. Albert, D. Landau, P. Faraguna, & S. Drugda (Eds.), Global review of constitutional law 2018

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