Marc Hertogh

University of Groningen

Academic Director of the Groningen Centre for Empirical Legal Research.

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Biography by Marc Hertogh

Marc Hertogh (1968) is Full Professor of Law and Society at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and Editor-in-Chief of the  International Journal of Law in Context  (Cambridge University Press.)

He studied law at Leiden University and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies) and the University of California, Berkeley (Center for the Study of Law and Society).

His research focuses on public opinion about law, with a special interest in legal consciousness, legal pluralism, and administrative justice. He is Principal Investigator (PI) of the NWO-project CITIZENS-LAW. Towards a New Approach to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Europe: Incorporating EU Citizens’ Perceptions of Law.

His work has been published in leading journals such as the Law & Society Review; Law & Policy, Journal of Law and Society, Social & Legal Studies, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Jurisprudence, International Journal of Law in Context, Legisprudence, Journal of Comparative Law; Journal of European Public Policy.

His has published several books, including The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice  (Oxford University Press, 2022); Nobody’s Law: Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life (Palgrave, 2018); Research Handbook on the Ombudsman (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018);  Judicial Review and Bureaucratic Impact (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich (Hart Publishing, 2009).

Marc Hertogh is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Council for the Judiciary and he has been an adviser to several government departments and committees in the Netherlands, including the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the National Ombudsman, and the Public Prosecution Service. He is a member of the Law and Society Association (LSA), the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) and the Dutch/Flemish Law and Society Association (VSR).