Mark Klaassen is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Immigration Law.
He studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Roosevelt Academy, Political Science at Warwick University and European Law at Leiden University. For both his LLB 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 entitled “The right to family unification: Between migration control and human rights”.
Klaassen is the coordinator of the Bachelor courses ‘European Migration Law’ and ‘Immigration law’ (in Dutch). He is an instructor in the master’s courses ‘Child & Migration’ (in Dutch) and ‘Migration and Children’s Rights’.