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Willem H. van Boom

Willem H. van Boom, Professor of law at Institute for Private Law, Civil Law Department
Willem H. van Boom

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.

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