23 January 2018

Louise Verboeket wins Jongbloed thesis prize

L.W. (Louise) Verboeket LL.M., PhD candidate at the Department of Public Law of the UM Faculty Law, has been awarded the Jongbloed thesis prize on January 12th. Her master thesis “The public prize. A study of the allocation of public funds by way of competition” is the best legal thesis written at Leiden University during the academic year 2016-2017. In 2017 Louise Verboeket graduated cum laude from Leiden University with a master’s degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law. Her thesis (and PhD) supervisors are prof. mr. J.E. (Jacobine) van den Brink and prof. mr. drs. W. (Willemien) den Ouden.

Also read the interview with Louise in Mr. magazine in Dutch.

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According to the jury, Louise Verboeket’s thesis deals with a socially relevant though largely unexplored area of law in an exemplary fashion. She has thus written a concrete and practical contribution to administrative law, which has already drawn attention from the Dutch Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) and one of the top Dutch law journals (see NJB 2017/1698). Verboeket is currently writing a PhD thesis on public prizes at the Maastricht Faculty of Law.

Also read the interview with Louise in Mr. magazine in Dutch.