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The ACLPA is a centre of interdisciplinary expertise on the legal professions and access to justice. It reflects on the place and duties of the legal professions under the rule of law, in the pursuit of justice and the protection of fundamental rights.

Main activities

The ACLPA's main activities are:

  • Conducting research on the legal professions and access to justice
  • Contributing to the public debate
  • Providing training and education to (future) legal professionals  
  • Engaging with stakeholders in the justice system  

The ACLPA is unique in that it combines legal theory and empirical research with experience and insights from legal practice, among other things through the special chairs attached to the practice.


Feel free to contact the ACLPA via:

Dr N. (Niels) Graaf

Executive Director

Prof. I. (Iris) van Domselaar

Faculty of Law

Dep. Jurisprudence

R. (Rolf) Ortlep

Faculty of Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Prof. dr. R.H. (Ruth) de Bock

Faculty of Law

Dep. Private Law

Mr. R.D. (Rachel) Rietveld

Faculty of Law

Labour Law

Dr T.T. (Tamara) Butter

Faculty of Law

Dep. Jurisprudence