Patrick van Berlo holds a bachelor in International and European Law from Tilburg University (2011, cum laude and with honours), an LL.M degree from Cambridge University (2012, First Class degree) and an MSc in Crime and Criminal Justice from Leiden University (2014, cum laude). He has also been an exchange student at the Law faculty of Oslo University and participated in the John W. Adams Summer School Programme at Oxford University. Furthermore, he has worked as a student-assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology of Leiden University. During his academic career, he has developed an interest in the domain of “crimmigration”, with a particular focus on the international dynamics of the interplay between the criminal justice system and immigration policy.
In 2013, Patrick undertook internships at the Chambers of the International Criminal Court and the Case Analysis Unit of Eurojust. From October 2014 onwards, he is working as a PhD-candidate at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology at the Law Faculty of Leiden University. His research, which is placed within the broader research programme “Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectiveness”, focuses on the crimmigration aspects of detention privatisation and is supervised by Professor J.P. Van der Leun and Dr. M.A.H. Van der Woude.