Laura Visser (L.)
Laura Visser is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. She is researching the topic of intervention by invitation under public international law. Next to her PhD, she teaches and coordinates courses on International and European Law and Moot Court Training and she is currenty involved in the creation of the third semester of the new Dutch Law Bachelor. Previously, she was one of the PhD representatives and in that capacity was a member of the Faculty's Science Committee and the University's PhD Platform. She enjoyed a research stay in the spring of 2019 at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge, UK.
Laura is an alternate member of the ILA Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request. She has published articles in the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law, Netherlands International Law Review and the Heidelberg Journal of International Law (ZaöRV). She has posted a blog on EJIL:Talk! and was a speaker at the conference on Military Assistance on Request in Ghent, December 2019.
Public International law
Use of force under public international law
International and European law
Professional career history
Before starting the PhD, Laura was a lecturer at the department of International and European Law at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. She taught various courses both at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hasselt. She was also one of the coaches for the Jessup Moot Court team (winning the national rounds twice) and the IHL Moot Court team participating in the Red Cross Kalshoven and Pictet competitions.
Laura studied law at Maastricht University. In 2009 she graduated from the Bachelor European Law School English Track (LL.B., cum laude) and in 2012 from the Master International Laws (LL.M.). During her studies she was a student assistant for the Maastricht Centre on Human Rights, she did an internship with the Dutch Red Cross at the department of International Humanitarian Law and she participated in the Frits Kalshoven IHL Moot Court Competition.