Prof. Dr W.H. van Boom

Position:
  • professor of private law
Expertise:
  • private law


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3538
E-Mail: w.h.van.boom@law.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Instituut voor Privaatrecht, Jeugdrecht, Instituut voor Privaatrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number C.213


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Van Boom studied law at the University of Amsterdam (LLB, LLM 1992). Upon defending his PhD on joint and several liability, he acquired a doctorate in law at Tilburg University (1999).

Key publications

Recent key publications include:

  • W.H. van Boom, I. Giesen, A.J. Verheij (eds.), Capita Civilologie – Handboek Empirie en Privaatrecht, Den Haag: BJU 2013
  • W.H. van Boom, Empirisch privaatrecht: enige beschouwingen over de rol van empirisch onderzoek in de hedendaagse privaatrechtswetenschap, Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TPR), 2013-1, p. 7-84
  • Jenny Steele and Willem H. van Boom (eds.), Mass Justice - Challenges of Representation and Distribution, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2011
A full bibliography is available at www.professorvanboom.eu/

Expertise

Van Boom’s research and teaching covers private law broadly defined but also extends into comparative law as well as methodology and philosophy of private law. He has a keen interest in multidisciplinary legal research on ‘what works’ in private law; that is why he regularly works with experts in law and economics, psychology, socio-legal studies and jurisprudence.

Courses within institution associated with

Private law

Ancillary positions + organisation

  • Board member of the Foundation for Quality Assessment of the Dutch Insurance Industry (2010-present)
  • Chairman of the Coordinating Committee Self-Regulation of the Social and Economic Council of the  Netherlands (2011-present)
  • independent member of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

 
Last Modified: 31-05-2016