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Maartje van der Woude joins the Board of Trustees Law and Society Association

Maartje van der Woude, Professor of Law and Society at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society, has been elected, after a vote among the members of the Law and Society Association (LSA), as one of the eight ‘elected trustees’ to join the ‘Board of Trustees’ of the LSA.

The LSA is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts.The Board of Trustees, consisting of 24 members, eight of whom are elected by the LSA members, forms the board of the Association which has several thousand members. Elected trustees are appointed for a period of three years. The LSA was founded in 1964 in the United States and has played a central role in enhancing socio-legal studies, law and society studies.

Since she was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study for Law and Society at UC Berkeley in 2008, one of the most renowned Law and Society research institutes worldwide, Van der Woude has been an active member of the LSA. She participates in annual meetings every year, sat in the board of the Collaborative Research Network on Citizenship and Migration – CRNs are thematic research collaborations that connect members of the LSA – and is a reviewer for the Law and Society Review, the LSA journal.