B.R. Rijpkema LL.M. (Bastiaan)

  • B.R. Rijpkema LL.M., PhD Fellow at the department of Jurisprudence, Leiden University
  • Legal Theory
  • Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7229
E-Mail: b.r.rijpkema@law.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Metajuridica, Encyclopedie
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A 3.31


Bastiaan Rijpkema (1987) received his LL.B. at Erasmus University Rotterdam and his LL.M. in Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (cum laude) from Leiden University. During his studies he participated in the highly-selective university-wide Erasmus Honours Programme and at Leiden University he took part in the Master Talent Programme of the Graduate School of Legal Studies.

He is now a PhD Fellow at the department of Jurisprudence where he teaches legal theory. His dissertation research, which is supervised by Professor Paul Cliteur, concerns the relationship between democracy and the rule of law. His main research interests lie within the field of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy, more specifically: problems in sovereignty, state authority, democracy and theories of judicial interpretation.


Last Modified: 26-07-2016