Prof. Iris van Domselaar
Iris van Domselaar holds a chair in Legal Philosophy and Legal Ethics at the Amsterdam Law School and is founding director of the Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions and Access to Justice. She is head of the Professional Identity Programme at the Amsterdam Law School, a bachelor’s and master’s programme that is committed to the pedagogy of experiential learning in legal ethics education. Van Domselaar is editor-in-chief of the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy.
Van Domselaar’s research addresses the question how best to account for ethics in legal practice. Drawing on neo-Aristotelian and neo-Wittgensteinian strands within practical and legal philosophy and on social-empirical research, Van Domselaar seeks to come to grips with ethics as ‘lived experience’ on the part of legal professionals and of citizens who are involved in legal procedures. She has published on topics such as tragic dilemmas and moral remainders in legal practice, judicial virtues, the ethics of corporate lawyering, courage of legal professionals, and moral perception in legal practice. Currently, she collaborates in the nation-wide interdisciplinary consortium The Algorithmic Society with a project that focuses on digitalisation in the justice sector and the ramifications for the ethics of legal professionals.
Dr. Tamara Butter
Tamara Butter is an Assistant Professor of Sociology of Law, specialised in the sociology of legal ethics. Tamara is a board member of the Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions and Access to Justice and chair of the Legal Ethics subgroup of the RCSL Working Group for the Comparative Studies of the Legal Professions. Her research focusses on lawyers’ ethics, in particular, their moral reasoning and ethical dispositions in different contexts.
Dr. Eric Boot
Eric Boot is Assistant Professor of Legal Philosophy and Legal Ethics as well as board member of the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law. His main research interests lie in professional ethics (regarding whistleblowing especially), the philosophy of human rights, the concept of ‘the public interest/common good,’ and Kant's practical philosophy.
Dr. Niels Graaf
Niels Graaf is Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law and the executive director of the Amsterdam Center on the Legal Professions and Access to Justice. His research focuses on comparative constitutional, legal and judicial cultures and professionals. He especially addresses these themes by critically examining the development of ideas on the role of constitutional courts in the EU from a historical and comparative perspective. He had studied both history and law and held visiting positions at leading European institutions, such as the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the University of Bologna, and the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome.
Tim Verheij is Coordinator Education & Legal Aid at the Amsterdam Law Hub, as part of the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam. The Law Hub is a unique breeding ground where law education, science and society come together. Tim supports the free legal aid clinics that are connected to the university, by offering trainings on practical legal skills. He is currently conducting research on the recent people-centred justice movement.
Ihlara Bouwman is a Student Assistant at the ACLPA and assists with the organization of ILEC 2024. Ihlara has a background in Political Science and Law the University of Amsterdam and pursues a Master’s degree in Public Administration.