Willem van Boom is currently professor of law at Leiden Law School, the Netherlands. His research interests include contracts, torts and insurance, consumer law and civil procedure. Though a traditional lawyer by education, Van Boom has a keen interest in private law ‘in the real world’. In his research, he attempts to gain a better understanding of how private law rules and dogmas impact on behaviour by combining insights from economics and social sciences. Needless to say, Van Boom regularly works with scholars in these domains.
- The European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive: Impact, Enforcement Strategies and National Legal Systems (2014)
- Strict Liability in Contemporary European Codification: Torn Between Objects, Activities, and Their Risks (2013)
- Price Intransparency, Consumer Decision Making and European Consumer Law (2011)
- Do Insurers Have to Pay for Bad Behaviour in Settling Claims? Legal Aspects of Insurers' Wrongful Claims Handling (2011)
- Mass Justice - Challenges of Representation and Distribution (2011)