Appointment Gijs van Dijck as professor of Private Law

Gijs van Dijck joins the Faculty of Law as of 1 September 2016 as a full professor of Private Law. Van Dijck is legal scholar who specializes in tort law, insolvency law, and research methodology, including empirical legal research. 

His areas of interest 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 in law). He has taught courses on tort law, contract law, property law, insolvency law, legal methodology, and empirical legal research.

Van Dijck has been a speaker at various conferences, including ones at Harvard and Yale. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2011. Before joining Maastricht University, he was affiliated with Tilburg Law School, where he was the Director of Studies of the Research Master in Law Program. 

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