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Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT)

Amsterdam Law School

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At ACT we explore the role of private law in the making of society, as well as the processes of private law-making in a pluriform world.


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The Master’s in European Private Law incorporates interdisciplinary insights from economics and political science into legal study.

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4 - 5 Jun 2020 12:00 - 18:00
ACT hosts a two-day conference titled, Private Rights for Nature on 4-5 June 2020.
4 - 5 Jun 2020 12:30 - 13:00
The traditional civil codes distinguish between the law of persons and the law of things. This demarcation is however under pressure owing to the emerging transnational movement called rights of nature or earth ...
22 Jun 2020 15:30 - 17:00
Dr. Laura Henderson of Utrecht University visits the Amsterdam Law School for a ACT Lecture.
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23 January 2020
On the 1st of January, CSECL became ACT, that is, Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law. We will celebrate the transformation of our research group at the ACT Launch Event, on the 14th of February 2020 at ...
17 January 2020
Isabel Feichtner (University of Würzburg) has been following the international negotiations on deep seabed mining from an international law and political economy perspective for several years. In this interview she ...
21 October 2019
In September 2019, Yannick van den Berg started his PhD research at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law. Yannick will be doing research in the ...