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Amsterdam Centre for Transformative Private Law (ACT)


Prof. Marija Bartl is the Director of ACT.


The ACT is made up of talented researchers from the UvA private law department. ACT researchers enjoy additional research time, opportunities for tenure track positions and the autonomy to creatively develop their own research agendas.  As long as they meet publication requirements,
ACT researchers may develop their own projects and papers, organise conference, edit volumes and work with institutions.

ACT PhD Candidates spend time at a foreign university, often Harvard, Columbia, NYU or the MPI in Hamburg and are encouraged to develop research profiles distinct from their supervisors / research leaders.

The ACT supports both the research of its staff and PhD candidates through bi-weekly internal seminars and participation in the Ius Commune research school.

CSECL-members in 2018