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Tom Bouwman


Mr. T. Bouwman
+31 71 527 4810

Tom Bouwman is connected to the Institute for Private Law as postdoc since 1 January 2023.

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Tom Bouwman is currently connected to the Institute for Private Law of Leiden University as a postdoc.

In 2015 he obtained his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and cum laude his bachelor’s degree in Law at Utrecht University. In 2017 he completed the Legal Research Master also at Utrecht University. In 2019 he won the G.J. Wiarda L.R.M. Price with his master’s thesis about the fact-value gap, behavioural research, and norm-setting in the law of obligations.

In November 2017, Tom started as a junior lecturer at the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law of Utrecht University, after which he worked as a Phd candidate from September 2018 until December 2022 at the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law. His doctoral research was about the question whether nudges – behavioural interventions that do not restrict freedom of choice – can improve the protection of weaker parties within Dutch contract law.

Since 1 January 2023, Tom is connected to Leiden University as a postdoc within the NWO Vici-project ‘‘These Shoes Don't Fit! - How can consumer interests be protected when consumer identities are increasingly diffuse?’, which is led prof. Vanessa Mak. In addition, he teaches about the law of obligations in the bachelor and master programmes.


  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Civiel recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C2.14



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