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The UvA’s Executive Board has reappointed Professor André Nollkaemper as dean of Amsterdam Law School. Nollkaemper’s second term will commence on 1 May 2021 and – like the first term – will last for a period of five years. This reappointment has been made in consultation with the Student Council and the Faculty Works Council.

André Nollkaemper
André Nollkaemper (photo: Milette Raats)

‘We are very happy that André Nollkaemper is prepared to devote a further five years to the faculty. He has succeeded in setting a new course in terms of content by renewing both the faculty’s teaching and its research, making it more relevant to society,’ says Rector Magnificus Karen Maex. ‘After a radical reorganisation, the faculty is now financially healthy again. The student intake and study success rates in the programmes have improved significantly, and the faculty’s education has acquired a distinctive look. Today, the faculty focusses strongly and with great success on experiential learning, through initiatives such as the Amsterdam Law Clinics and Amsterdam Law Practice. In addition, André has been the driving force behind the Amsterdam Law Hub, an incubator where UvA students and staff can work together with societal partners and businesses to develop legal services and innovation. Connecting with society is a constant focus of the research conducted at the faculty as well, for instance through participation in the research priority areas Human(e) AI; Information, Communication and the Data Society; Contemporary European Studies and Global Health.’

About Nollkaemper

Prof. P.A. Nollkaemper (1962) has been professor of International Public Law at the UvA since 1998. In 2016, he was appointed dean of Amsterdam Law School. Prior to that, he served – among other things – as director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL, which has grown to become a centre of excellence at the UvA and which he himself set up) and as head of the Department of International Law. Simultaneously, Nollkaemper was the external legal advisor on international law at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2020. He is a former president of the European Society of International Law and a member of both the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Institut de Droit International (which won the Nobel Peace Prize at the beginning of the 20th century).