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Tim van Polanen

PhD candidate

Mr.drs. T.A. van Polanen
+31 71 527 7239

Tim van Polanen has been working as a PhD fellow at the Legal History department since January 2019.

More information about Tim van Polanen

Curriculum Vitae

T.A. (Tim) van Polanen studied Law (civil law) and History (Europe 1000-1800) at Leiden University (2012-2018) and completed a cum laude Master degree in both disciplines. Besides, he participated in the Talent Programme of the Graduate School of Leiden Law School. Between 2014 and 2017, Tim was a student-assistant at the department of Legal History. In that capacity he taught the first-year introductory course on Roman law and did research with prof. Koops on the archives of the Supreme Court of Holland, Zeeland and West-Friesland. Finally, Tim was a board member at Philips van Leyden and Mordenate College. Since January 2019 Tim is affiliated to the Department of Legal History as a PhD-fellow.   

Fields of interst

  • Roman law
  • Legal history
  • Comparative law
  • Private law
  • Ius commune
  • Dutch history
  • Dutch-Roman law
  • Slavery

Teaching activities

  • Introductory course on Roman law (BA-I)
  • History of Private law in Europe (BA-II/III)
  • Comparative and International Private law (BA-III)

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • Rechtsgeschiedenis

Work address

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


  • Ars Aequi Redacteur
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