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Niek Strohmaier

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. N. Strohmaier
Telephone
+31 71 527 7997
E-mail
n.strohmaier@law.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0003-2825-2632

Niek Strohmaier joined the department of business studies at Leiden Law School in early 2016 to commence his PhD research on the cross-section of law and psychology, specifically on the topic of biases in financial and legal judgments in the context of insolvency. Before coming to Leiden University, Niek Strohmaier completed his Bachelor and Master (cum laude) degrees in psychology at Utrecht University and he worked in the headhunt industry in England for two years.

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Niek Strohmaier joined the department of business studies at Leiden Law School in early 2016 to commence his PhD research on the cross-section of law and psychology, specifically on the topic of biases in financial and legal judgments in the context of insolvency. Before coming to Leiden University, Niek Strohmaier completed his Bachelor and Master (cum laude) degrees in psychology at Utrecht University and he worked in the headhunt industry in England for two years.

Currently, Niek Strohmaier is studying towards obtaining his LL.M. in Law and Finance, in addition to working as an Assistant Professor. His research is focused on understanding psychological processes that can affect important legal judgments, primarily in the context of insolvency law and financial regulation.  The underlying thesis of his research is that humans (and thus legal professionals as well) are inclined to automatically and sometimes unconsciously form quick and intuitive moral judgments, which can subsequently bias legal reasoning in undesirable ways. Niek Strohmaier strives to further our understanding of such psychological processes in legal contexts, as well as develop ways to alleviate the risk of these processes affecting legal decision making. Niek Strohmaier’s position is funded by the university’s program on Empirical Legal Studies (ELS), aimed at stimulating the use of empirical methods to study legal issues.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Bedrijfswetenschappen

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B2.29

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Publications

  • BFI Global Director Legal Psychology
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