Patrick van der Meij
Patrick van der Meij (1978) is a lawyer at Cleerdin & Hamer Advocaten (lawyers, barristers, attorneys at law) in Amsterdam, and besides that, Guestlecturer in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology in Leiden. He has studied Dutch Law from 1996 until 2001 at Leiden University. During this period he has worked as a student-assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology. Until september 2010 he was working as a Assistant Professor at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology.
In february 2001 Patrick van der Meij graduated in the specialisation Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure with a paper about the ‘Meaning and substance of intention in criminal law' (Betekenis and invulling van het opzet in het strafrecht).
Straight after his studies he started with his doctoral thesis about the mutual relations between the different participants in the preliminary inquiry. He obtained his doctorate in February 2010. His doctoral thesis, entitled 'De driehoekverhouding in het strafrechtelijk vooronderzoek', focusses on the triangular relationship between the examining magistrate, the public prosecutor and the defence. This research took place within the context of the researchprogramma Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability, and Effectivity.