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Eva Schmidt


E.P. Schmidt LLM BSc
+31 71 527 8070

Eva Schmidt is PhD researcher at the Department of Child Law, Institute for Private Law since the 1st of September 2018.

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Eva Schmidt obtained her bachelor in Law (cum laude), bachelor in Psychology (specialisation: neuropsychology, cum laude) and master in Legal Research (cum laude) at Utrecht University. During her studies she participated as student-assistant in research projects that were carried out by Utrecht University (commissioned by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, the WODC) and by the Dutch Children’s Ombudsman. In addition, she did internships at the Court of Appeal of Arnhem-Leeuwarden and the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children.


In September 2018 Eva started her PhD research, which is titled ‘Culpability in Development: Sentencing Adolescents as Juveniles or Adults’. This research is financed with a scholarship from the Research Talent programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The research aims to clarify the concepts of criminal culpability and responsibility of adolescents (juveniles and young adults). It investigates how these concepts should be understood from a legal, but also from a (neuro- and developmental) psychological perspective. To this end a comparison will be made with Belgium and Germany. In addition, interviews with the judiciary will be held. The research is conducted within the Department of Child Law under the supervision of prof. dr. Ton Liefaard and dr. Stephanie Rap.


  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Jeugdrecht en Gezondheidsrecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.20



  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Jeugdrecht en Gezondheidsrecht


  • Wolters Kluwer Medewerker Tijdschrift voor Familie- en Jeugdrecht
  • EFCAP-NL Bestuurslid (juridisch adviseur)
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