Pim Oosterhuis (J.)
Comparative Legal History
Law of Obligations
European Contract Law
Law and Economics
Professional career history
Janwillem (Pim) Oosterhuis (1976) studied theology at the Theologische Universiteit Kampen (Propedeuse) and law at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (Master’s thesis: “Max Weber en zijn invloed op de beoefening van het Romeinse recht”). He followed the Erasmus Programme in Law and Economics in Rotterdam and Hamburg (European Master in Law and Economics, Master’s thesis “Commercial Impracticability in Common Law and Civil Law”).
Upon graduation in 2001 he practised law for three years as trainee at Boekel De Nerée, Advocaten Civil Law Notaries and Tax Advisers (Amsterdam), at the departments Corporate Litigation and Transport and Insurance.
Between 2004 and 2009 he worked at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on his PhD-project ‘Specific Performance under European Codifications of the 19th century’. In 2005 and 2006 he spent eight months in Frankfurt am Main, first as scholar at the Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte and later as member of the International Max Planck Research School for Comparitive Legal History.
Since August 2009 he is working as Assistant Professor (UD) at the department of Methodes and Foundations. In 2011 he finished his dissertation 'Specific Performance in German, French, and Dutch Law in the 19th Century'. He teaches i.a. Law in Europe, from Gaius to the EU, Rechtsgeschiedenis/Legal History and States Markets and the European Integration.