Get to know the ESELS Board

Learn more about the ESELS Board and the academic backgrounds of the ESELS Board Members.

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Board members

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Prof. Catrien Bijleveld

NSCR/ VU University – The Netherlands

I am more than honoured to be able to serve as President of ESELS for the upcoming year.

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Past president

Dr. Jessie Pool

Leiden University – The Netherlands

I am an assistant professor of company and insolvency law at the Institute of Private Law at Leiden University.

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Future president

Prof. Urška Šadl

European University Institute – Florence, Italy

I work in the field of European Union law and institutions, especially the internal market, free movement of persons and European citizenship.

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Board member

Dr. Mariia Domina

University of Lorraine – Nancy, France

I am Assistant Professor in Business Law at the University of Lorraine (France).

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Board member

Prof. Pieter Desmet

Erasmus University Rotterdam – The Netherlands

I am professor of Quantitative Empirical Legal Studies at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Newsletter Editor

Kyra Wigard

KU Leuven, Belgium

I am a PhD researcher at the Leuven Centre for Public Law. As ESELS Newsletter Editor my tasks are to put together and send out our bi-yearly newsletter.

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Executive Secretary

I am Erik Wesselius (VU University) and as Executive Secretary concerned with the Society’s administrative matters. Based in the Netherlands, the Secretariat is involved in the organization of the Society’s activities, finances, registration of memberships, updating of the website and communications. The Secretariat can be reached via