Professor Mila Versteeg distinguished fellow at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law
Professor Versteeg is currently Professor of Law at Virginia School of Law in the United States, where she has been working since 2011 as Miller Center Director and Human Rights Program Director at the Center for Comparative and International Law University of the Virginia School of Law.
Professor Versteeg graduated with a bachelor's degree in law and public administration and a master's degree in law from Tilburg University. Subsequently, in 2007 she started postgraduate research at Harvard Law School in the United States which she conducted for several years. In 2011 she completed her dissertation (D. Phil.) in socio-legal studies at Balliol College of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
For several years now, Professor Versteeg's research has been considered among the most prominent and innovative in the field of constitutional law worldwide. Professor Versteeg is one of the leading researchers in the field of socio-legal studies and empirical (comparative) constitutional law.
Her publications have appeared in, among others, the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Legal Studies , the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Journal of International Law, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations. Some of her works have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish. Her new book How Constitutional Rights Matter won the Best Book Prize for 2019 and 2020 from the International Society of Public Law and the Best Book Award from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association.
We are delighted with the arrival of Professor Versteeg, with whom, when she is in the Netherlands, our researchers and students can discuss new directions and paths in public, especially constitutional, law research. This will certainly make an important contribution to the Faculty's research platform Empirical Legal Studies, as well as to the Faculty's research programme Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Law and Governance in a Multilevel Legal Order.