Philip Langbroek graduated in political science (Staatkunde) in 1982 at Leiden University, and wrote a dissertation at the Faculty of Public Administration, of Twente University, the Netherlands 1984-1988. From 1989 onwards he worked as a lecturer and -to date- senior researcher/senior lecturer in Administartive Law and Public administration at the Department of Law, faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Currently he holds a chair on Justice administration and judicial organisation since 2008, at the Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution. As may be seen from the lists of publications, he is fascinated by the actual constitutional, administrative and juridical functioning of state organisations and inventions in that context, like quality management and New Public Management, and the application of ICT’s in (court) proceedings. His research focus is on justice administration. court management, next to administrative law. He has a preference for multidimensional approaches to research, including empirical analyses. He has 15 years of (inter)national experience in consulting and research in that field.
He organised and directed,and participated in many international comparative research projects in both administrative law and in the justice and court administration field. Cooperation with partners in Europe, like the Institute for research of judicial systems in Bologna, Italy, the Observatory for Justice in Coimbra, Portugal and the Kompetenzentrum für Public management in Bern, Switzerland has made his work very stimulating.
Langbroek chaired the EGPA studygroup on Management and delivery of justice (2000-2006), and the EGPA Studygroup on Law and Public Administration (2006-2011). Currently he chairs the EGPA studygroup on Justice and Court Administration. He is a member of the editorial board of Utrecht Law Review and is chief editor of the International Journal for Court Administration.
To date he is the Chair of the Institute for Jurisprudence, Constitutional and Administrative Law of Utrecht School of Law.