University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Faculties of Law and Canon Law)

Address: 
Institute for Migration Law & Legal Anthropology Law Faculty, K.U. Leuven Tiensestraat 41 (b 3416) B-3000 Belgium
Website: 

www.kuleuven.be

Situated in the heart of Western Europe, K.U.Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, K.U.Leuven bears the double honour of being the oldest existant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. In its early days, our university was modelled on the universities of Paris, Cologne, and Vienna. In a short time, it grew into one of the largest and most renowned universities in Europe. Its academic fame attracted numerous scholars who made valuable contributions to European culture.
The Faculty of Law is the oldest Faculty in the country. Today more than 3.000 students attend courses being taught by 75 professors, who are assisted by 150 scientific staff members. The Faculty of Law had always a very international and comparative approach to legal education. This approach is reflected in the numerous English courses being taught especially in the area of European Law, International and Comparative Law.

Furthermore, K.U.Leuven Research and Development (LRD) will be also involved in the project. This Department of the K.U.Leuven (LRD) has gained top level expertise in managing EU projects, for example during FP6, 250 research projects were followed-up by LRD, 20 of which were coordinated by K.U.Leuven. 

 

 

Location

K.U. Leuven, Institute for Migration Law & Legal Anthropology
Tiensestraat 41 (b 3416)
Leuven 3000
Belgium
50° 52' 40.62" N, 4° 42' 0.9648" E
Team

Marie-Claire Foblets, Lic. Iur., Lic. Phil., Ph.D. Anthrop. (Belgium) is professor of Law and of Anthropology at the Universities of Leuven (Louvain) and Antwerp. She has held various visiting professorships both within and outside Europe. For...

Rik Torfs is professor of law and canon law at the Universities of Leuven and Stellenbosch. He was the dean of the Faculty of Canon Law (1994-2003, 2004 until today), president (2003) and member of the executive committee (1993-2003) of the...

Thalia Kruger completed her undergraduate law studies in South Africa and subsequently her Ph.D. in the field of private international law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She has worked in the field of migration in Brussels, and...

Jogchum Vrielink holds a Ph.D in law and also studied anthropology and public administration. He teaches discrimination law and ‘selected topics of law in a multicultural society’. His research areas include discrimination law, hate...

Myriam Witvrouw (°1964) obtained her PhD (1994) at the faculty of Medicine at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven for work on the anti-HIV activity and mechanism of action of entry inhibitors (Promoter: Prof. Dr. E. De Clercq, Rega Institute...

Katayoun Alidadi is currently a PhD student at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where she also obtained her initial law degree. She obtained an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2005), thanks to scholarships from Fulbright, Frank Boas and the B.A...

Zeynep Yanasmayan is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). She holds an MscEcon degree on Security and Citizenship from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and an MA...