New lecturers at Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law
Femke Binnendijk and Olaf van Loon have been appointed as lecturers at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden Law School.
Femke graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law from Leiden University in 2017. During her studies, she did various internships at law firms as well as the Dutch Government. After graduating, she worked as a legal assistant at the District Court of The Hague and as a lawyer at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn. Femke has handled cases on a variety of administrative law issues. Her main focus is on immigration law, public order law and government liability law.
Until 1 February, Olaf worked as a senior lawyer for the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State and was also coordinator for the Aliens Chamber. Besides immigration law, he also dealt with general (procedural) administrative law, environmental and planning law, education law, as well as uniformity of law between the various highest administrative courts. He obtained a PhD from Leiden University on that latter topic on 4 December 2014. Olaf holds various ancillary positions both inside and outside Leiden University.
Olaf and Femke will be teaching in various bachelor’s and master’s courses and will supervise students writing their theses. With their knowledge from the legal profession, they aim to enthuse students for the field of constitutional and administrative law.