Marc Hertogh

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CSLS Visiting Scholar

Marc Hertoghis Full Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and Academic Director of the Groningen Centre for Empirical Legal Research. He studied law at Leiden University and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses on public opinion about law, with a special interest in legal consciousness, legal pluralism, and administrative justice. He has written widely on these subjects, including The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice (OUP, 2022) (with Richard Kirkham, Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson), Nobody’s Law: Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), the Research Handbook on the Ombudsman (with Richard Kirkham) (Edward Elgar, 2018), Living Law: Reconsidering Eugen Ehrlich (Hart Publishing, 2009) and Judicial Review and Bureaucratic Impact (with Simon Halliday) (CUP, 2004). His work has been published in leading journals such as Law and Policy, Journal of Law and Society, Social & Legal Studies, Jurisprudence. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Council for the Judiciary and a member of the Council for Responsive Government (Ministry of the Interior). He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law in Context (Cambridge University Press) and a former associate research fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (University of Oxford). In 2021, he received a highly competitive grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for his three-year research project CITIZENS-LAW. Towards a New Approach to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Europe: Incorporating EU Citizens’ Perceptions of Law