Prof. B.J. van Ettekoven (1959) has been named Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, in particular law of administrative procedure and government liability law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Bart Jan van Ettekoven is responsible for teaching in the Master's course Government Liability Law and shares responsibility for the Bachelor's course Law of Administrative Procedure. In addition to lecturing and supervising students writing their dissertations, he will publish in the areas referred to above. An important theme in his publications will be access to the courts, in part because of the requirements of treaty law on the national judicial process.
Following a career in the field of music, Van Ettekoven chose to devote himself to law and the judicial profession. As Vice-President of the district law court in Utrecht, he serves as advisor to the administrative law section. Prior to that, Van Ettekoven's worked as State Councillor (part-time) at the Council of State (2002-2007) and Judge and Vice-President of the District Court of Amsterdam (1992-2002). He was a member of a number of committees of the Scientific Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), of two evaluation committees of the General Administrative Law Act and of the Committee on Compensation for Damage Suffered from Lawful and Unlawful Administrative Acts. Since 2007 Van Ettekoven has been Chairman of the Association of Administrative Law and was Vice-Chairman of the Arbitration Tribunal for Healthcare until 1 January 2009. In addition to these duties, Van Ettekoven continued his teaching activities at a number of institutions, including the Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary and the universities of Leiden, Utrecht and Amsterdam. He has written a number of publications on government liability and the law of administrative procedure, including a preliminary report for the Association of Administrative Law. In these publications he explores alternatives for administrative courts to arrive at more timely and definitive judgments.