Beryl ter Haar
Beryl ter Haar obtained a Bachelor's degree in music (oboe) at the conservatorium of Utrecht (June 1996). In 2000 she decided to change professions and started her studies in law at the University of Leiden. At the same time Ter Haar worked as junior advisor at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and later on as legal secretary of labour law dispute settlement bodies at CAOP.
In May 2006 Ter Haar worked as a PhD-candidate at the Leiden University’s Department of Social Law within the framework of the research programme Reforming Social Security – funded by Institute Gak. In November 2012 she successfully defended her dissertation on ‘The meaning of the open method of coordination for the development of a social Europe’. Per May 2012 Ter Haar continued her research in a post doc position at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced labour Studies (AIAS), on the issue of International Framework Agreements. She continued her teaching at the University of Amsterdam, in which position she was also the coordinator of the LL.M Programme European and International Labour Law. Per the 1st of September 2016, Ter Haar is back at the University of Leiden, in order to set up and continue the programme on European and International Labour Law as an Advanced Master.
Ter Haar is a frequently asked guest lecturer, including universities in the Netherlands (including Groningen and Maastricht) and abroad (including Belgium, Hungary, Poland, and Russia), and (invited) speaker at international conferences on labour law and industrial relations. She has published in national (including TRA, AR, TAO, and NJB) and international journals (including European Law Journal, the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, European Labour Law Journal, European Journal for Social Law, and Journal for European Social Policies) and is a frequently asked reviewer.
Ter Haar is one of the initiators of the Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition on European and international labour law. See for more information at: http://hsi.uva.nl/en/hs-mcc/hs-mcc.html