Extraordinary Professor emeritus in Civil Procedure
M. Ahsmann is since 1 April 2011 connected to the Department of Civil Law as a professor.
Margreet Ahsmann is professor of Judicial procedure (0.2 fte) at Leiden University and senior judge in the civil law section at the District Court of The Hague since 2011.
Upon completion of her studies Law at Leiden University in 1976 she became a senior lecturer of Roman law and its history. In 1990 she obtained her doctorate degree (cum laude) with a thesis titled “Collegia en Colleges” dealing with legal education at Leiden University (1575 – 1630).
Margreet Ahsmann moved on from the university to legal practice when she was appointed a judge in the civil law section at the District Court in Rotterdam in 1996. The focus of her work initially was on working as a judge but gradually she moved into training of new judges and the promotion of aspects of quality in the work of civil judges. Quality and professional education for the legal profession also played an important role in various secondary-activities which she undertook. Amongst others she was professor of civil law (0.5 fte) at SSR (the training Institute for the Judiciary (2007-2011), secretary of the Committee for the publication of a History of Dutch Jurisprudence at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam (KNAW), member of the Curatorium of the Netherlands Bar and member of the Curatorium of The Hague University.
The focus of Margreet’s teaching will be to promote the scientific and practical exchange of knowledge between the judiciary and the Law faculty. This is the main objective of the convenant which the District court in The Hague and the Law faculty of Leiden University jointly have concluded. Her teaching will be in the area of civil procedure, her research will be at the Institute for Private law.
Margreet has published widely. Subjects in the area of legal (history) education as well as of civil law of procedure have her particular interest.
Professor (extra ordinary) of Judicial Procedure (0.2 fte) and Senior judge at Court The Hague since 2011.
Civil Law, Leiden University, 1970-1976
Ph.D. (Law; cum laude), Leiden University, 1990
Courses within institution associated with
Law of procedure.
Ancillary positions + organisation
Secretary of the Committee for the publication of a History of Dutch Jurisprudence at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam (KNAW);
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