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Quintijn Mauer

PhD candidate

Q. Mauer MA
+31 71 527 4727

Quintijn Mauer is a PhD candidate in legal history at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law.

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Curriculum Vitae

Q. (Quintijn) Mauer (1989) studied Classics at Radboud University Nijmegen (2008-2014) and obtained his Research master title cum laude specializing in the Roman Ius Divinum. After finishing his upper secondary teaching qualification at the University of Amsterdam (2015-2016), Quintijn started to work on a PhD thesis as a Meijers PhD candidate at the Legal History Department of the Leiden Law School.

Legal Transplants

Quintijn’s PhD thesis focusses on the influences of Hellenistic legal institutions in Roman law via legal transplants and legal borrowings. During his research Quintijn will concentrate on the Hellenistic legal institutions originating from Greek banking practices, which were imported to Roman financial life via highly specialized Greek slaves. Based on the premise that private law mainly originates from contractual and similar practices, Quintijn uses a bottom-up approach to legal transplants from Greek banker to Roman law. This approach has only recently become possible due to technological advances, making Greco-Roman legal papyri available to countless researchers.

Fields of Interest

  • Legal History
  • Roman law
  • Comparative Law
  • Private Law
  • Ius Commune
  • Greco-Roman Legal Papyri
  • Roman Egypt
  • Hellenistic Legal Institutions

Teaching Activities

  • Roman law (BA-I)
  • History of European private law (BA-II)


PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • Rechtsgeschiedenis

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A3.12



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