Raisa Blommestijn (1994) received her degrees in Philosophy and Law (both cum laude) at Leiden University. In September 2016, she started working at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law (department of Jurisprudence). First, as a student assistant and junior lecturer, and from January 2018 onwards, as PhD candidate and lecturer.
Raisa Blommestijn writes her PhD thesis on the German Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and its constitutional theory under supervision of Professor A. Ellian. In this thesis, the foundation of the Weimar Republic and the Weimar Constitution as well as the (philosophical) debates concerning Weimar’s democratic regime are of central interest.
Raisa teaches the following subjects: ‘Introduction to Law’, ‘Foundations of the Law’, ‘Methodology of Law’ (BA-I) and ‘Criminal Law in Theory and Practice’ (PRE-University College). In addition, she is involved in the introduction program ‘Leiden Law Practices’ for first year students and in the elective ‘Law and Literature’.
- Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
- Instituut voor Metajuridica