Gijs van Dijck (G.)
Van Dijck is an empirical legal scholar who specializes in tort law, insolvency law, and contract law. He uses empirical legal research methods and data sciences methods, network analysis in particular, to analyze legal issues.
Research topics include the role of non-monetary relief in tort law, apologies and law, the effects tort law has on behavior, class actions, funding mechanisms in bankruptcies, and legal analytics ('big data'). He has taught courses on tort law, contract law, property law, legal methodology, and empirical legal research.
Van Dijck has published in top journals including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. He has been a speaker at various conferences, including ones at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Duke and Cornell. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2011.
- Tort Law
- Contract Law
- Insolvency Law
- Legal Analytics ('Big Data') and Law
- Empirical Legal Research
- Legal Research Methodology
Professional career history
2017 (September) – present: Department Head (Department of Private Law), Maastricht University
2017 (January) – present: Program Leader Maastricht University, Liability and Insurance Program (Ius Commune Research School)
2016 (September) – present: Full Professor, Professor of Private Law, Maastricht University
2016 (October) – present: Co-Director of Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
2014 (May) – 2016 (August): Director of Studies (Research Master in Law), Tilburg University (the Netherlands)
2014 (September) – 2016 (August): Visiting Lecturer, KU Leuven (Belgium)
2009 – 2016 (August): Associate Professor at the Department of Private Law, Tilburg University)
2012-present: Judge (part-time) at the Court of Breda, the Netherlands
2011: Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, CA, United States
2010-2014: Affiliated with the Methodology Department, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University
2006-2009: Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
2006: Doctor in Law (Ph.D.), Tilburg University, the Netherlands