Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly ranked, international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Founded in 1913, it is currently one the biggest universities of the Netherlands with a student population of 29,000 and a research community of circa 1,400. Scholars and students in seven faculties and two institutions work on global social challenges in the areas of health, wealth, governance and culture.

Erasmus School of Law is an international oriented faculty with its heart and soul rooted in Rotterdam. Our faculty is a breeding ground for academic talent in the field of (Tax) Law and Criminology. We aim to be a partner of legal practice, government, business, science and art. Erasmus School of Law facilitates education and research at an outstanding level.

The EUR TEAM

Prof. Dr. Klaus Heine

Prof. Dr. Klaus Heine

Director

Klaus Heine is Professor of Law and Economics at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam. In 2012 he was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair of Economic Analysis of European Law.

His research areas are European economic policy, law and economics, and management, and he is one of the few scholars worldwide to work on the intersection of these three research domains. In recent years he has specialized in the legal embedding of digitalization. In this domain he also does policy consulting. His research is recognised by an international audience through presentations at numerous international conferences and publishing in leading journals.

He held positions at the Philipps-University Marburg, the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Free-University Berlin and the UMIT Vienna. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago Law School, at the Law School of the University of Bergen and at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.



 

Prof. Dr. Evert Stamhuis

Prof. Dr. Evert Stamhuis

Senior Fellow

Evert F. Stamhuis (LLB, LLM, PhD) holds the Chair for Law & Innovation in the Erasmus School of Law and the Chair for Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Aruba (Dutch Caribbean). In his research, he has attended to topics of International and European Criminal Justice, national procedure reform, comparative criminal justice and cybersafety. Recently, he widened his interest to the embedding of disruptive technological change in regulation and practice in the public domain and vice versa: the impact of disruptive technology on public practices as market supervision, law enforcement and judicial decision making.

Before coming to Erasmus School of Law he served as the Dean for Law and Humanities in the Open University NL, where he held the Chair for Criminal Law and Procedure. In that capacity, he was a member of the Multidisciplinary Research Group Digital Payments Security (KVDB). He also took part in the team that built the EDELNet Partnership, a tri-national Erasmus+ funded program for teaching in all levels of the academy, culminating in the EDELNet Graduate School. In that graduate curriculum, he taught on cultural and language aspects of cross-border academics and on research design for PhDs. To the blended learning curriculum of EDELNet, he contributed the online course on Academic Integrity & Ethics.

At Erasmus University, he led the team that built the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity in 2017-2018, a cross-faculty research community, in which he takes part as senior researcher and member of the Academic Advisory Council. In legal practice Stamhuis serves as a member of the Court of Appeal at ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL), sitting in criminal appeals on a regular basis.

 

 

Farshida Zafar LL.M.

Farshida Zafar LL.M.

Senior Fellow

Farshida Zafar’s (Master’s degree in Administrative and Constitutional law) main fields of interest are law and technology, more specifically regulatory environments in a digital era and innovation. Farshida Zafar is passionate about emerging technologies and is the most experienced co-worker at the faculty in using new technologies in education. In addition to teaching about law and technology, she has devoted her time to building technological applications to enhance and enrich education for Erasmus School of Law and the University in general. At Erasmus School of Law, she has been the driving force behind the part-time law program, which is an accredited Bachelors program with a primary focus on life-long learners and based on the principles of blended learning. The model she has designed and implemented is being replicated throughout the University and other institutions.

Other projects she has initiated and implemented include the Erasmus game app (a gamified mobile application used by teachers to gauge how well students are meeting the learning objectives); the Erasmus Law College Library (a web-based platform similar to Netflix or Spotify that allows students to stream the mandatory literature, which started as a pilot at Erasmus School of Law and is taken up by a national agency -SURF- for further development and use in higher education in the Netherlands); the Ace Your Self Study app (a mobile application aimed at students, the app supports the acquisition of selfregulatory skills); a Virtual Reality Courtroom and the Legal Navigation app. This app allows truck drivers to gather information about their rights and obligations while crossing borders within the EU. At University level she is the driving force behind ErasmusX, an innovative space designated to explore future proof education, and involved in several innovative projects. Farshida Zafar is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences about innovation in higher education.

Marianne Breijer

Marianne Breijer

Executive coordinator

Marianne Breijer is executive coordinator of DIGOV. As general manager of the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE) and programme coordinator of the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE), jointly organized by the Universities of Hamburg, Bologna and Rennes, she takes part in the management teams of RILE, EDLE and the research programme Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort (BACT). She furthermore is the executive coordinator of the Private Law Consortium in Rotterdam and coordinates the staff exchange in the Erasmus+ programme with Bar-Ilan University.