Sarah Schoenmaekers (S.L.T.)
Sarah Schoenmaekers is assistant professor of European law at Maastricht University and endowed professor of EU law at the Open University. She is the director of the master programmes at Maastricht University.
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Sarah Schoenmaekers is specialized in European public procurement law and free movement law (especially diploma recognition) and is particularly interested in European competition law and the relationship between law and culture. .
Professional career history
Sarah Schoenmaekers graduated at the European Law School of Maastricht University in 2005. After having passed the entrance exam organised by the Flemish Bar Association in Brussels, she became a practising lawyer in Belgium. In 2010 Sarah defended her PhD dissertation entitled: 'The Regulation of Architects in Belgium and the Netherlands.' Since 2009 she works at Maastricht University where she became an assistant professor in 2013. Since 2010 she is a visiting professor at Hasselt University. In 2013-2014 Sarah was a Post-Doc researcher at the Open University of Heerlen.
Since 2017 Sarah is the programme director of the Master Programmes 'European Law School' and 'International Laws' at Maastricht University.
Since November 2020 she has been appointed as Endowed Professor of EU law at the Open University where she is focussing on the culturally corrected market economy. She is the director of the master programmes at the faculty of law of Maastricht University.
Sarah frequently publishes on European integration and public procurement in (inter)national journals, has edited two books and has organised several conferences.
She has been successful in acquiring public money and has acquired a Jean Monnet module for setting up the course 'State aid and Public Procurement in the EU'. She has been the project leader of a CEDEFOP research project on 'The role of qualifications in governing professions and occupations' and was a core member of the team that successfully applied for a European Commission's tender on the 'Evaluation of the legal framework for the free movement of lawyers'.
Sarah regularly speaks at international congresses. She spoke at a public hearing of the European Parliament on the new Diploma Directive and was invited to speak about public procurement law at the World Bank in Washington and at George Washington University. Sarah lectured/presented/chaired workshops in New York, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Brussels, Torino, St.Gallen, Thessaloníki and is a visible member of the academic community.
Endowed professor of EU law at the Open University.
Director Master Programmes Faculty of Law Maastricht University