My job is to find (legal) solutions to today's societal problems using the law (torts, civil procedure) in a creative amnner while taking in inpsiration from elsewhere (empircial legal studies, law & psychology, etc) to cross traditional barriers, if needed.

From February 2013 until March 2017 I was program director of UCALL, the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law, a multidimensional research team focussing on the shifting boundaries of liability rules, both within the domains of public law as well as private law.

Since April 2017 I am Reseach Director and member of the board of Utrecht School of Law. Between September 2019 and December 2023 I wasm Head of the Utrecht School of Law


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A source of inspiration for my inaugural lecture

Ivo Giesen, photo: Matthias Jorissen
Professor of Private Law
Inaugural lecture date