OE Internationaal en Europees Recht, Instituut voor Internationaal Privaatrecht, assistant

KU Leuven
April 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Institute of Private international law is recruiting a full time doctoral researcher (max.6 years: 2+2+2). The research topic will be chosen in consultation with the candidate. The researcher will also be involved in supervising teaching (especially at Hasselt: tutorials in small groups), and research by undergraduates (seminar papers; master papers). The Institute is one of the three groups that together form the Department of International and EU law at KU Leuven. The department also has close links with the multidisciplinary Center for Global Governance Studies. Researchers at the department (currently around 35) have a mixed international and experience background. The research environment is international by nature and the working language of the department is English. Two of the department's professors currently serve at the European Court of Justice (one of whom as its President).

The research topic will be chosen in consultation with the researcher, and will be one in the broad area of private international law /conflict of laws, and international litigation. This includes commercial PIL (arbitration; insolvency; corporate law), or family PIL, or other topics. Candidates are invited to consult the promotor's websites (www.gavclaw.com; http://gavc.be; http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00003368) and Twitter feed to obtain an idea of the Centre's activities. Importantly, the candidate will not be expected to walk in the promotor's footsteps: the aim of the Institute's research is to be varied. 

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