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Research groups

Amsterdam Law School
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Het Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (ARILS) is het overkoepelende onderzoeksinstituut van de Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid. Het onderzoek zelf wordt grotendeels uitgevoerd binnen onderzoeksgroepen. Dit zijn organisatie-eenheden met een grote autonomie en eigen verantwoordelijkheid. Een klein deel van het onderzoek wordt buiten onderzoeksgroepen uitgevoerd.


The Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies (ARILS) is the umbrella research institute of the Amsterdam Law School. It provides the faculty with an administrative framework for research and strives for consistency in research policy and implementation. ARILS is responsible for administrative support of research and quality assurance.


Research groups

ARILS consists of 9 research groups, as referred to under Art. 29 of the Faculty Regulations (2020), namely:

  1. Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG);
  2. Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies/Hugo Sinzheimer Institute (AIAS-HSI);
  3. Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL);
  4. Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law (ACT);
  5. Institute for Information Law (IViR);
  6. Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE);
  7. Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL);
  8. Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence (PSC);
  9. Law Centre for Health and Life (LCHL).

Researchers who focus primarily on the main areas of Dutch law (constitutional and administrative law, civil law and criminal law) are not included in a research group.