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Jaap Baaij

Assistant professor

Mr.dr. C.J.W. Baaij
+31 71 527 3615

Jaap Baaij is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Private law as of August 1, 2019.

More information about Jaap Baaij

Jaap Baaij is Assistant Professor with the Institute for Private Law as of August 1, 2019. His primary teaching and research interests are contracts, arbitration, and commercial law. In 2018, Jaap obtained a doctorate degree at Yale Law School for three papers on the balance of power between judges and arbitration institutes. Previously, in 2015, he obtained his PhD cum laude for his work on the multilingual harmonization of contract law in the European Union, which dissertation was awarded the Praemium Erasmianum dissertation prize. He was also a Visiting Scholar at both Columbia Law School and the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. Jaap’s publications include, among others, articles in Themis, Harvard International Law Journal and King's Law Journal, and books with Oxford University Press and Kluwer Law International.

Until 2015, Jaap worked at the University of Amsterdam as an Assistant Professor of Private Law. There he taught Contracts, Civil Procedure and the interdisciplinary subject Contract Law in Perspective. Since then, he offered at Cardozo Law School the course Fundamentals of Common Law and at Hofstra Law School International Business Transactions. Jaap was also a guest lecturer at various universities in Europe and the United States, including London School of Economics, Yale Law School, and Princeton University.

Assistant professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.08



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