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Randall Lesaffer

prof.dr.

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 408

    5037 DE Tilburg

    Netherlands

1991 …2018
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Personal profile

Research interests

Professor Lesaffer's research focuses on the historical and recent development of the international legal order.

Career

1991-1998 assistant at the Department of Roman Law and Legal History at the Law School of the Catholic University of Leuven

1991-1995 attorney at law at the Bruges bar

1998- present parttime lecturer, reader (2001) and professor (2004) at the Law School of the University of Leuven

1998-1999 postdoctoral research fellow of the Foundation for Scientific Research of the Flemish Government

1999-present professor of legal history at Tilburg University

2008-2012 dean of the Tilburg Law School

Teaching

Legal history, in particular the history of international law. Diplomatic as well as colonial history.

Current courses

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PhD supervision

 PhD Supervision

Ruud van den Berg, Vormen van begrip van wet en wetgeving. Westbegrippen in de staatsrechtsgeleerdheid in Duitsland en Nederland in de negentiende en twintigste eeuw (2003, with prof. mr. Paul Nève).

Raymond Kubben, Regeneration and Hegemony. Franco-Batavian Relations in the Revolutionary Era; A Legal Approach, 1795-1803 (cum laude, 2009, with prof. mr. Trix Jacobs).

Tessa Leesen, Gaius Meets Cicero. Law and Rhetoric in the Schools Controversies (2009, with dr. Olga Tellegen).

Klaas Dijkhoff, War, Law and Technology (2010, with prof. mr. Willem van Genugten).

Jan Hendrik Valgaeren, The Jurisdiction of the Pontiff in the Roman Republic: a Third Dimension (2012, with dr. Olga Tellegen).

Mieke van der Linden, The Acquisition of Africa (1870-1914): The Nature of Nineteenth-Century International Law (2014, with prof. mr. Willem van Genugten).

Alphonse Muleefu, Reparation for Victims of Collateral Damage: A Normative and Theoretical Inquiry (2014, with prof. mr. Rianne Letschert and dr. Felix Ndahinda).

Shavana Musa, Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum: A Historical and Normative Perspective (2016, with prof. mr. Rianne Letschert and dr. Jan Lemnitzer, Oxford).

Roel Zijlmans, Troebele betrekkingen. Grens-, scheepvaart- en waterstaatskwesties in de Nederlanden voor 1800 (2016, with prof. dr. Beatrix van Erp-Jacobs).

Inge Van Hulle, Britain, West Africa and the Formation of Imperial International Law (1807-1885) (Leuven, 2016).

Stan Meuwese, Twee eeuwen dienstplicht, discipline, dienstweigering en desertie (2017, met prof. mr. Theo de Roos en prof. mr. Ben Vermeulen, Radboud).

External positions

President (Stichting Grotiana)

1 Jul 2015 → …

Member board of administration (Stichting Katholiek Onderwijs Sint-Trudo (scholengroep))

1 Jul 2015 → …

(KU Leuven)

7 Oct 1998 → …

Keywords

  • History Of Law
  • Roman Law
  • International Law
  • History Of International Law

Research Output 1991 2018

11.11.11: The end of the first World War on the western front

Lesaffer, R., Oct 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther research output

Open Access

Aggression before Versailles

Lesaffer, R., 9 Nov 2018, In : European Journal of International Law. 29, 3, p. 773-808 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Brezhnev doctrine

Lesaffer, R., May 2018, The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy. Martell, G. (ed.). Wiley, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Erasing the line: The treaties of Madrid (1750) and San Idelfonso (1777)

Lesaffer, R., Aug 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther research output

Open Access

Foreword

Lesaffer, R., May 2018, Taming ares : War, interstate law, and humanitarian discourse in classical Greece. Leiden and Boston: Brill Nijhoff, p. xi 1 p. (Studies in the History of International Law)(Legal History Library; vol. 26, no. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access

Activities 1999 2016

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

R.C.H. Lesaffer (Editor)
20162026

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

European Society of International Law (External organisation)

R.C.H. Lesaffer (Chair)
Sep 2014Sep 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

R.C.H. Lesaffer (Editor)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Stichting Grotiana (External organisation)

R.C.H. Lesaffer (Member)
2014

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

R.C.H. Lesaffer (Editor)
1 Sep 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Projects 2000 2016

Overig historisch onderzoek

van den Berg, R., Lesaffer, R., van van Erp-Jacobs, T., Broers, E. & Couperus, O. E.

1/04/00 → …

Project: Research project

Romeins recht

Lesaffer, R., van van Erp-Jacobs, T., Broers, E., Couperus, O. E. & van den Berg, R.

1/04/00 → …

Project: Research project

Volkenrechtsgeschiedenis

Bauer, D. & Lesaffer, R.

1/01/0031/12/05

Project: Research project

Prizes / Recognition