Prof. dr. Elaine Mak
e.mak@uu.nl
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Chair
Jurisprudence
Date of appointment 01.06.2016
Inaugural lecture date 19.06.2017
Profile

Elaine Mak's research connects a legal-theoretical perspective with studies in comparative constitutional law and empirical analysis (inter alia surveys, interviews). In her research, she focuses on the functioning of the institutions of government (legislature, executive branch, and in particular the judiciary) in Western liberal democracies in an evolving legal context.

Between 2008-2011, she conducted research regarding the changing role of highest courts in Western countries under the effects of the globalisation of law and legal systems. This research was financed with a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and culminated in the monograph Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World: A Comparative Analysis of the Changing Practices of Western Highest Courts (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013). In May 2016, she was awarded a Vidi grant by NWO for a five-year research project regarding the development of judicial cultures in the European Union.

Elaine Mak holds law degrees from Rotterdam and Paris. She obtained her PhD degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2008 and from January 2014 until May 2016 was Professor of Empirical Study of Public Law as well as Director of the Erasmus Graduate School of Law. She was a member of the editorial board of the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (NJLP) and is a member of the board of the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Involved in the following study programme(s)
Legal Research Onderzoeksmaster
Scientific expertise
judicial decision-making and judicial organisation
professional ethics of lawyers and judges
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Curriculum vitae

Academic positions:

June 2016 - present: Professor of Jurisprudence, Utrecht University

January 2014 - May 2016: Endowed Professor of Empirical Study of Public Law, in particular of Rule-of-Law Institutions, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus Trustfund chair)

September 2009 - May 2016: Associate professor of Jurisprudence, Erasmus University Rotterdam

February 2008 - August 2009: Assistant professor of Jurisprudence, Erasmus University Rotterdam

February 2004 - January 2008: PhD candidate in Jurisprudence, Erasmus University Rotterdam (dissertation: De rechtspraak in balans [A Balanced Judiciary]. Defence date: 24 January 2008 (cum laude). Promotor: prof. dr. M.A. Loth)

 

Research visits abroad:

April - May 2015, Visiting Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford

May - June 2012, Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Florence

March - May 2011, Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

May - June 2009, Visiting Scholar, Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge

November 2006 - August 2007, Visiting Scholar, DFG Graduiertenkolleg ‘Verfassung jenseits des Staates’, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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All publications
  Scholarly publications
Mak, E. (2017). De spreekuurrechter: een nuttige innovatie?. Ars aequi, 66 (4), (pp. 291-299) (9 p.).
Mak, C., Mak, E. & Mak, V. (2017). De verwijzende rechter. Rechtspolitieke verandering via prejudiciële vragen van lagere rechters aan het Europese Hof van Justitie. Nederlands Juristenblad, 92 (25), (pp. 1724-1732).
Wolthuis, Bertjan, Mak, E. & ten Haaf, Lisette (2017). Rainer Forst: The Justification of Basic Rights. Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, 2016 (3), (pp. 3-6) (4 p.).
Gentili, G. & Mak, E. (2017). The Supreme Court of Canada's Transnational Judicial Communication on Human Rights (1982-2014): An Empirical Assessment. In A. Müller & H.E. Kjos (Eds.), Judicial Dialogue and Human Rights (pp. 114-152). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mak, E. & Waasdorp, Jim (2016). Deskundigenbenoemingen door de bestuursrechter in het medisch bestuursrecht - over belangenafweging en pragmatisme. In Rolf Ortlep, Frank Groothuijse, Jeroen Kiewiet & Remco Nehmelman (Eds.), De rechter onder vuur (pp. 19-39). Nijmegen: Wolf Publishers.
Mak, E. & Taekema, S. (2016). The European Union’s Rule of Law Agenda: Identifying Its Core and Contextualizing Its Application. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 8 (1), (pp. 25-50) (26 p.).
Mak, E. (2015). Case Selection in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands – Inspired by Common Law Supreme Courts?. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 21 (1).
Mak, E. (2015). Comparative Law before the Supreme Courts of the UK and the Netherlands: An Empirical and Comparative Analysis. In Mads Andenas & Duncan Fairgrieve (Eds.), Courts and Comparative Law (pp. 407-433). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mak, E. (2015). Constitutional Review and Democracy in the Netherlands: Balancing Legislative and Judicial Powers in an Internationalised Legal Order. In Miodrag Jovanovic (Eds.), Constitutional Review and Democracy (pp. 185-205). The Hague: Eleven international publishing.
Mak, E. (2015). Foreign Precedents in Constitutional Litigation. In Lars van Vliet (Eds.), Netherlands Reports to the Nineteenth International Congress of Comparative Law: Vienna 2014 (pp. 277-294). Antwerp: Intersentia.
Mak, E. (2015). General Principles of Law and Transnational Judicial Communication. In Laura Pineschi (Eds.), General Principles of Law: The Role of the Judiciary (pp. 45-66). Cham: Springer.
Mak, E. (2014). De onafhankelijkheid van de rechter vanuit rechtsvergelijkend oogpunt. In B. Bléro & K. Munungu Lugungu (Eds.), Le management de la justice : un défi a l'indépendance du juge ? Revue de droit de l'U.L.B. (pp. 51-82). Bruxelles: Bruylant.
Jaremba, Urszula & Mak, Elaine (2014). Interviewing Judges in the Transnational Context. Recht en methode in onderzoek en onderwijs, 2014 (2) (15 p.).
Mak, E. (2014). Legitimatie van rechtsvorming in de gelaagde rechtsorde: naar een nieuwe inkleuring van uitgangspunten en ordeningsvormen. In Jurgen de Poorter (Eds.), De ordening van mechanismen van rechtsvorming in de democratische rechtsstaat. Onderzoeksrapport voor de Raad van State (pp. 65-100). Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Mak, E. (2014). Onafhankelijkheid en efficiëntie van de rechtspraak in het New Public Management-paradigma: een reflectie uit Nederland. Orde van de dag. Criminaliteit en samenleving, (pp. 38-48).
Mak, E. (2014). The US Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union: Emergence, Nature and Impact of Transatlantic Judicial Communication. In Elaine Fahey & Deirdre Curtin (Eds.), A Transatlantic Community of Law: Legal Perspectives on the Relationship between the EU and US Legal Orders (pp. 9-34). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mak, E. (2013). Globalisation of the National Judiciary and the Dutch Constitution. Utrecht Law Review, 9 (2), (pp. 36-51).
Mak, E. (2013). Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World: A Comparative Analysis of the Changing Practices of Western Highest Courts. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
Mak, E. (2013). Rechter en wetgever in een globaliserende context: ieder voor zich of samen sterk?. In H.R. Schouten (Eds.), De verhouding tussen rechter en wetgever. Preadviezen voor de Vereniging voor wetgeving en wetgevingsbeleid 2013 (pp. 47-72). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.
Loth, M. & Mak, E. (2013). Rechterlijke beroepsethiek. In E.R. Muller & C.P.M. Cleiren (Eds.), Rechterlijke Macht: Rechtspraak en rechtshandhaving in Nederland (pp. 323-347). Deventer: Kluwer.
Mak, E. (2012). Judicial Review of Regulatory Instruments: The Least Imperfect Alternative?. Theory and Practice of Legislation, (pp. 301-319).
Mak, E. (2012). Rechterlijke rechtsvergelijking: over het gebruik van rechtsvergelijkende argumenten in de beslissingen van hoogste rechters. In E.T. Feteris, H. Kloosterhuis, H.J. Plug, J.A. Pontier & C.E. Smith (Eds.), Gewogen oordelen. Essays over argumentatie en recht (pp. 413-422). Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Mak, E. (2012). Rechtspraak en legitimiteit: rechtsstatelijke, economische en cognitieve factoren als basis voor vertrouwen in de Nederlandse rechtspraak. Bestuurswetenschappen, (pp. 61-72).
Mak, E. (2012). Reference to Foreign Law in the Supreme Courts of Britain and the Netherlands: Explaining the Development of Judicial Practices. Utrecht Law Review, 8 (2), (pp. 20-34).
Mak, E. (2012). Strategic Thinking about National Courts. In Sam Muller & Stavros Zouridis (Eds.), Law and Justice: A Strategy Perspective (pp. 131-142). The Hague: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher .
Adams, M. & Mak, E. (2011). Buitenlands recht in nationale rechtspleging: onder welke voorwaarden is dat feitelijk nuttig en mogelijk?. Nederlands Juristenblad, (pp. 2912-2919).
Mak, E. (2011). De Grondwet en de globalisering van de rechtspraak. In A. Kristic, A. Meuwese & G. van der Schyff (Eds.), Functie en betekenis van de Grondwet: een dialogisch perspectief. Staatsrechtconferentie 2010 (pp. 73-91). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.
Mak, E. & Ayrir, N. (2011). De kernwaarden van de moderne rechter: een rechtsvergelijkende inventarisatie. Trema, (pp. 302-309).
Mak, E. (2011). Global Administrative Order: The Netherlands. European Review of Public Law, 23 (1), (pp. 279-299).
Mak, E. (2011). Understanding Legal Evolution through Constitutional Theory: The Concept of Constitutional (In-)flexibility. Erasmus Law Review, 4 (4), (pp. 193-210).
Mak, E. (2011). Why Do Dutch and UK Judges Cite Foreign Law?. Cambridge Law Journal, 70 (2), (pp. 420-450).
Mak, E. (2010). Justice at a New Scale: Introducing a Conceptual Framework for the Analysis of Highest Courts’ Role in a Globalised Context. In Sam Muller & Sidney Richards (Eds.), Highest Courts and Globalisation (pp. 115-127). The Hague: Hague Academic Press.
Mak, E. (2010). Report on the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In G. Martinico & O. Pollicino (Eds.), The National Judicial Treatment of the ECHR and EU Laws: A Constitutional Comparative Perspective (pp. 303-325). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing.
Mak, E. (2010). The Potential of Judicial Interaction in a Multi-level System: the European Union as a Role Model?. Perspectives on Europe, 40 (2), (pp. 14-19).
Mak, E. (2010). Un double équilibre pour l’organisation juridictionnelle: les rôles de la Constitution et de la CEDH dans le cadre de la concrétisation des principes relatifs à l’organisation juridictionnelle aux Pays-Bas, en France et en Allemagne. European Review of Public Law, 22 (3), (pp. 643-679).
Hol, A.M. & Mak, Elaine (2010). Van legaliteit naar pragmatisme. Over rechterlijke rede, emotie en intuïtie. Rechtstreeks, 2010 (4), (pp. 28-39) (12 p.).
Mak, E. (2009). Another Turn of the Screw: An Evaluation of Lasser’s Judicial Deliberations in the Light of the Practices of Constitutional Review in France, Germany and the United States. In N. Huls, M. Adams & J. Bomhoff (Eds.), The Legitimacy of Highest Courts’ Rulings. “Judicial Deliberations” and Beyond (pp. 289-300). The Hague: TMC Asser/Cambridge Univ.Press.
Mak, E. (2009). Le droit au juge naturel et la répartition des compétences judiciaires aux Pays-Bas, en France et en Allemagne. In D. Capitant, K.-P. Sommermann & Y. Vilain (Eds.), Actualité du droit public comparé en France et en Allemagne. Actes des séminaires franco-allemands de droit public comparé (2006-2007) (pp. 105-118). Paris: Société de legislation comparée Français.
Mak, E. (2009). Vrijheid in gebondenheid: de keuzeruimte van burger en overheid betreffende buitengerechtelijke conflictoplossing. Tijdschrift Conflicthantering, (pp. 41-46).
Mak, E. (2008). Balancing Territoriality and Functionality: Specialization as a Tool for Reforming Jurisdiction in the Netherlands, France and Germany. International Journal for Court Administration (2), (pp. 2-9).
Mak, E. (2008). Living with a French Heritage: A Comparative Analysis of the Greek and Dutch Highest Courts’ Quest for Legitimacy in a Changing Context. Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou (Applications of Public Law), (pp. 1013-1044).
Mak, E. (2008). Rechtspraak & rechtspraak: een precaire balans. Rechtstreeks (4), (pp. 9-40).
Mak, E. (2008). The European Judicial Organisation in a New Paradigm: The Influence of Principles of “New Public Management” on the Organisation of the European Courts. European Law Journal, 14 (6), (pp. 718-734).
Mak, E. (2007). De rechtspraak in balans. Een onderzoek naar de rol van klassiek-rechtsstatelijke beginselen en ‘new public management’-beginselen in het kader van de rechterlijke organisatie in Nederland, Frankrijk en Duitsland (diss. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam). (407 p.). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.
Loth, M. & Mak, E. (2007). Het rechterlijk domein in beeld: cijfers, trends en perspectieven. In M. van Berckel & Y. Roijers (Eds.), Rechtspraak 2015 (pp. 47-87). Den Haag: SDU.
Loth, M. & Mak, E. (2007). The Judicial Domain in View: Figures, Trends and Perspectives. Utrecht Law Review, 3 (1), (pp. 75-100).
Mak, E. (2007). The Sheltering Sky of Strasbourg: On the ECtHR’s Judgement in the Case of Salah Sheekh v. the Netherlands and Its Effects on Asylum Policy and Adjudication in the Netherlands. EPLC Europe & Law Journal, 1 (1), (pp. 69-81).
Mak, E. (2006). De structuur van effectiviteit en onafhankelijkheid: een analyse van de herziening van de Nederlandse rechterlijke organisatie in het licht van het beginsel van onafhankelijkheid. Trema, (pp. 373-381).
Mak, E. (2005). Rechtspraak in de buurt: de wenselijke vormgeving van een justice de proximité en haar inpassing in het constitutionele kader voor de rechterlijke organisatie in Frankrijk en in Nederland. In J. Blad (Eds.), Rijzende sterren in het veiligheidsonderzoek (pp. 21-34). Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Mak, E. (2002). Roerend of onroerend? Een onderzoek naar de goederenrechtelijke kwalificatie van telecomkabels. Ars aequi, 51 (1), (pp. 6-14).
  Professional publications
Mak, C., Mak, E. & Mak, V. (2017). Rechterlijk activisme - what's in a name? (Naschrift). Nederlands Juristenblad, 92 (34), (pp. 2464) (1 p.).
Mak, E. (2017). Rechterlijke uitingsvrijheid in common law- en civil law-systemen. Rechtstreeks, (pp. 29-32) (4 p.).
Mak, E. (2014). Gezag en rechtspraak in de 21e eeuw: een inleiding. Recht der werkelijkheid, 35 (1), (pp. 3-7).
Mak, E. (2013). Annotatie: EHRM 20 november 2012, nr. 58688/11, Harabin t. Slowakije. (13 p.).
Mak, E. (2012). Annotatie: EHRM 6 oktober 2011, nr. 23465/03, Agrokompleks t. Oekraïne. (15 p.).
Mak, E. (2011). Annotatie: EHRM 5 oktober 2010, nr. 19334/03, DMD Group, a.s. t. Slowakije. (10 p.).
Mak, E. (2010). Book Review: M. de S.O.l’E. Lasser, Judicial Transformations: The Rights Revolution in the Courts of Europe (Oxford, Oxford University Press 2009). European Constitutional Law Review, 6 (1), (pp. 163-170).
Mak, E. (2010). Signalering: Ph.M. Langbroek, Het beheer van rechters en gerechten, de spanning tussen rechterlijke verantwoording en onafhankelijkheid opnieuw beschouwd, inaugurele rede Utrecht, 30 oktober 2009. Tijdschrift voor Constitutioneel Recht, 1 (3), (pp. 350-352).
Mak, E. (2010). Translation: V. Constantinesco, Book Review: C. Behrendt, Le juge constitutionnel, un législateur-cadre positif. Une analyse comparative en droit français, belge et allemand (Brussels, Bruylant 2006). European Law Journal, 16 (3), (pp. 367-370).
Hey, E. & Mak, E. (2009). Introduction: The Possibilities of Comparative Law Methods for Research on the Rule of Law in a Global Context. Erasmus Law Review, 2 (3), (pp. 287-289).
  Other output
Mak, E. (2017). The T-shaped Lawyer and Beyond - rethinking legal professionalism and legal education for contemporary societies. (40 p.). The Hague: Eleven international publishing.
Mak, E. (2015). The Possibility of a European Judicial Culture - Inaugural lecture Erasmus University Rotterdam 21 November 2014. The Hague: Eleven international publishing.
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Additional functions and activities

Current additional functions

  • honorary supplementary judge in criminal cases at the Court of Appeal of The Hague (since November 2017)
  • member of the Utrecht Young Academy, a platform for the exchange of critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society in Utrecht and beyond (since March 2017)
  • member of the Curatorium of the Research centre for State and Law (SteR), Radboud University Nijmegen (since June 2016)
  • member of the editorial board of Utrecht Law Review (since June 2016)
  • member of the board of the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law (since June 2012)

Previous additional functions

  • member of the editorial board of Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (February 2013 - October 2017)
  • member of the advisory committee to the Dutch Council of Ministers on the uniform application of law in connection with the intended reform of the highest level of the administrative justice system (chair: prof. Michiel Scheltema) (December 2015 - September 2016)
  • jury member Thesis Prize 2015 of the European Group of Public Law
  • member of the committee on professional ethics of the Dutch Association of Judges and Prosecutors (NVvR) in connection with the implementation of the Judges’ Code (2012 - 2013)
  • member of the advisory group of the Stichting Juridische Samenwerking aan de Maas, a cooperation between the Erasmus School of Law, the District Court of Rotterdam and the Public Prosecutor’s Service in Rotterdam (2009 - 2016)

International memberships

  • fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI) (since August 2012)
  • member of the European Group of Public Law (since September 2009)
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Full name
Prof. dr. E. Mak Contact details
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Newtonlaan 201
Room 3C.26
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Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 8041
E-mail
e.mak@uu.nl
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