M. Knigge is connected to the Institute for Civil Law since 1 September 2005 .
Marte Knigge (1980) is an assistant professor at the Institute for Private Law of Leiden University. She teaches classes in private law and coordinates the Master’s programme ‘Civil Law’. Her research focuses on the interaction between civil law and civil procedural law. She has a special interest in the problem of finding fair, affordable and efficient ways of resolving disputes.
Marte Knigge is a lecturer at the Studiecentrum Rechtspleging (SSR), the training and study centre for the judiciary. She is editor of the Leiden Yearbook of Private Law (BWKJ).
Marte Knigge studied at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania (USA) from 1998-1999. From 1999 to 2005, she studied law at Leiden University. In 2000, she was awarded the prestigious Legatum Böckelmanianum, an award for the best law student of her year. In 2001, she was a visiting student at the Institut d’Études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po). After her graduation in civil law (cum laude), she worked as a PhD-fellow at the Institute for Private Law of Leiden University from 2005 to 2011. In 2012 she defended a PhD thesis titled ‘De procesovereenkomst. Over de vrijheid van partijen het civiele proces vorm te geven’ (The agreement as to proceedings. About the parties’ freedom to shape civil proceedings). In this thesis, she addresses the question to what extent parties can derogate from civil procedural law by means of an agreement.
In 2011 Marte Knigge was appointed as an assistant professor at the Institute for Private Law. From March to May 2013 she took part in a staff exchange with the district court of The Hague.