Van Vollenhoven Institute
The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (VVI) is part of the Leiden Law School.
The VVI seeks to advance knowledge of the formation and functioning of legal systems in their social contexts, the impact of these systems on society and vice versa, their effectiveness in governance, and their contribution to development.
The Institute adopts a socio-legal and global approach, doing research on law in the books and law in action in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. VVI staff teaches several socio-legal thematic and regional courses for both Dutch and foreign exchange students. In addition, VVI provides PhD supervision, advisory services and training courses to policy makers and practitioners.
NewsInteraction between private and public law: Family law from a socio-legal perspectiveILS Call open for the submission of subsidy proposals - deadline March 1, 2017Unity in diversity. The topicality of Professor C. van VollenhovenVisiting Professorship in Oslo for legal sociologist Maartje van der WoudePeering Through the Legal Mobilisation Lens to Analyse the Potential of Legal Advocacy
Events24FebLecture Many windows into the court: Socio-legal perspectives in family justiceProf. Judith Masson27FebLecture | Seminar ILS Lunch SeminarTanja Masson-Zwaan18MayLecture Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2017Dr Surya Tjandra22 MayConference Adat law 100 years on: towards a new interpretation?13OctInaugural Lecture Law and Society in IndonesiaAdriaan Bedner
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