Mark Klaassen is an assistant-professor at the Institute for Immigration Law.
He studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Roosevelt Academy, Political Science at Warwick University and European Law at Leiden University. Both for his Bachelor and LLM degrees he obtained a cum laude distinction. After his studies, he worked for a year as a policy advisor for the Dutch Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs.
On 3 November 2015 Klaassen successfully defended his PhD dissertation on “The right to family unification: Between migration control and human rights”.
Klaassen is the coordinator of the Bachelor courses ‘European Migration Law’ en ‘Immigration law (in Dutch)’. He is an instructor in the Master courses ‘Child & Migration (in Dutch) and ‘Migration and Children’s Rights’.