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Joanne van der Leun reappointed as Dean of Leiden Law School

Joanne van der Leun has been reappointed by the Executive Board of Leiden University as Dean of Leiden Law School. Van der Leun will begin her second term (2019-2022) on 1 September 2019.

Joanne van der Leun

'The refurbishment of the Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw is in full swing, providing a new impetus for collaborations within and between departments. The atmosphere at the faculty is excellent, our degree programmes have a good reputation and we have splendid PhD defences', Van der Leun says. 'In the coming period we wish to promote collaborations with other disciplines. Empirical Legal Studies are important in this respect and we already have a great deal of experience in this area. Linking legal expertise to research into technological developments in other fields is also something that is crucial, both for our teaching and our research.'

Broad support

The reappointment is wholeheartedly supported by the Executive Board, the Academic Directors and Faculty Council of the Law School. 'Joanne van der Leun has proved to be an excellent Dean these past years and she enjoys broad support from all employees of the faculty, the five Academic Directors and the members of the Faculty Council’, Rector and Chairman of the Executive Board Carel Stolker added. 'Our Executive Board and the other deans at our University are also happy that Joanne was available for a second term. She is a very fine colleague to us all, and as an academic I am also very pleased with her enthusiasm for achieving more attention in Leiden for Empirical Legal Studies.'

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