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Dr. Jurgen Goossens

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  • Email Jurgen.Goossens[@]UGent.be
  • Phone +32 (0)9 264 69 74 / +32 (0) 474 35 42 50 (Cell phone)
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Dr. Jurgen Goossens' Bio

Jurgen Goossens is associate professor of constitutional and administrative law at the Tilburg University and associate research fellow at Ghent Law School. Before, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with funding of the Flemish Research fund (2016-2018) at Ghent University. He was also tenure track assistant professor at the University of Rotterdam in Constitutional Law. Before, Jurgen Goossens was a PhD Research Fellow at Ghent University.

He obtained his degree of doctor in Law on 27 May 2016 with his PhD research on “The future of administrative justice: judicial review of administrative action in comparative perspective” see the link to his doctoral thesis.

In 2013, he obtained a Master of Laws at Yale Law School with a BAEF and Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to the LL.M., he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude, ranked second out of 494 students) and a Master of Laws (summa cum laude, ranked first out of 389 students) at Ghent University. In 2010, he was granted a Fellowship by the Flemish Government in order to pursue a public policy internship, a political leadership program and an advanced study in constitutional law at The Washington Center For Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) in Washington D.C. TWC awarded him ‘The Washington Center Civic Engagement Award Fall 2010 for his advocacy campaign on Capitol Hill to oppose FGM.

Jurgen is a member of the editorial board of Chroniques de Droit Public/Publiekrechtelijke Kronieken, Juristenkrant, and Bamacodex, as well as member of the Constitutional Law Research Group and the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Additionally, he is lecturer ‘Structure of the Federal State’ at the Institute for Training of the Federal Government (OFO/IFA) in Brussels. Finally, he is founding editor of the Belgian Constitutional Law Blog.

Dr. Jurgen Goossens' Publications

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Dr. Jurgen Goossens' Professional Positions

  • Professor at Tilburg University (Feb 2019 – ongoing)
  • Assistant professor of constitutional law at Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Oct 2016 – Jan 2019)
  • FWO postdoctoral fellow at Ghent University (Oct 2016 – Jan 2019)
  • PhD Research Fellow, Ghent University, Department of Constitutional law (Oct 2011 – May 2016)
  • Lecturer ‘Structure of the Federal State’, Institute for Training of the Federal Government (OFO/IFA) (Oct 2013 – ongoing)

Dr. Jurgen Goossens' Education

University Degrees

  • Master of Law (LL.M.), Yale Law School, U.S. (2012 – 2013)
  • Master of National and International Public Law and Environmental Law (J.D.), Ghent University, Belgium (2009 – 2011), ranked 1st out of 389 students (greatest distinction)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) , Ghent University, Belgium (2006 – 2009), ranked 2nd out of 494 students (great distinction)

Additional programmes

  • Public Policy Internship, Constitutional Law and Political Leadership Program, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Washington, D.C. (Fall 2010)

Dr. Jurgen Goossens' Sideline activities/memberships

  • Member of the editorial board of CDPK, Chroniques de Droit Public / Publiekrechtelijke Kronieken, (2011 – ongoing)
  • Member of the editorial board of Bibliotheek Grondwettelijk Recht, die Keure (2011 – ongoing)
  • Member of the editorial board of Juristenkrant (2012 – ongoing)
  • Member of the editorial board of Bamacodex Staats- en Bestuursrecht, die Keure (2014 – ongoing)
  • Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law (2012 – 2013)
Dr. Jurgen Goossens' work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Paddenhoek 5, 2nd Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Constitutional Law & Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Blog: http://www.belconlawblog.com
  • Secretariat: +32 (0)9 264 68 18
  • Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Office hours: 09.00 h – 17.00 h
Dr. Jurgen Goossens' expertise
  • (Comparative) constitutional law
  • (Comparative and global) administrative law
  • Judicial protection against administrative action
  • Federalism

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