Betül Kas is a post-doctoral researcher within Prof. Chantal Mak’s NWO-funded Vidi project ‘Judges in Utopia. Judicial law-making in European private law’, which is embedded in the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the European University Institute in Florence, where her research was embedded within the ERC-funded project entitled ‘European Regulatory Private Law (ERPL): the Transformation of European Private Law from Autonomy to Functionalism in Competition and Regulation’, which was supervised by Prof. Hans-W. Micklitz. As part of her doctoral research, Betül worked for six-month as an intern at the Court of Justice of the European Union and spent research visits at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (Oxford) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg).
Betül holds an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute, an LL.M. in Globalisation and Law and an LL.B. in European Law from the University of Maastricht. Moreover, she is Associate Editor of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law.
Her current research project investigates how judges in private legal disputes handle different conceptions of social justice in setting the boundaries to private autonomy in the multi-level European legal order. The project coincides with her broader research interests in remedies and judicial protection, judicial co-operation, the interplay between the national and European legal order, the process of building of a European society and socio-legal research methods.