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Dr T.T. (Tamara) Butter
Tamara Butter is an Assistant Professor in Sociology of Law and teaches at the Law Faculty’s Jurisprudence department. Tamara holds an LL.B from Maastricht University and an LL.M in both Public International- and European Law from the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD from the Radboud University Nijmegen in January 2018. Her dissertation concerned an empirical socio-legal study on the professional ethics of asylum legal aid lawyers in the Netherlands and England. Part of the research was conducted as a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice at City University London. In 2014 she was awarded the Frye Stipendium for promising female PhD candidates. This grant allowed for her stay as a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago in 2015. Currently, her research focusses on lawyers’ ethics in practice in different areas of law, in particular, lawyers’ moral reasoning and ethical dispositions in different contexts. She is also a member of the National Advisory Committee on the Provision of Legal Aid to Asylum Seekers and Detained Migrants (LARAV). This Committee advises, either on request or on its own initiative, the Dutch Legal Aid Board on matters relating to the provision of legal aid to asylum seekers and detained migrants.