Nik de Boer is Assistant Professor in Constitutional Law at the Amsterdam Law School. His research focuses on constitutional law, EU law and political theory. In 2018 he received his PhD degree cum laude from the University of Amsterdam. His doctoral thesis 'Judging European Democracy' was awarded the Dissertation Prize of the Dutch Association of Constitutional Law and offers a systematic analysis of how we should assess the democratic legitimacy of the national constitutional courts' review of European law.
Nik held visiting positions at the European Court of Justice, Harvard Law School and the Center for Global Constitutionalism WZB, Berlin Social Science Centre. Previously, he was a postdoctoral reseacher at the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE) and Assistant Professor at the Department of Private Law of the Amsterdam Law School, where he taught financial law and was the academic coordinator of the Master in Law and Finance, as well as of the Faculty's PhD programme. Nik studied Law (LLB, cum laude, LLM in Legal Research, cum laude) and Philosophy (BA, cum laude) at Utrecht University and the University of Cambridge. For his Master Thesis Constitutional Identity, Fundamental Rights and the Issue of Divergent Rights Standards in the EU he received the Prize for Best Master Thesis of Utrecht University in 2012, as well as the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award. During his studies he was an editor of the Dutch law journal Ars Aequi and an intern at the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York.