Prof. dr. Y.E. Schuurmans (chair)

  • professor Constitutional and Administrative Law,

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 8924
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Staats- en Bestuursrecht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 1.05
Personal Homepage:​org/​publiekrecht/​sbrecht/​schuurmansye.jsp


Ymre Schuurmans (1977) is Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University, with a specialization in Administrative Law Procedures. She studied Dutch law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and graduated summa cum laude both in constitutional & administrative law as in civil law (2000). She was subsequently associated with the same university as a PhD-candidate and lecturer and switched to Leiden in 2005. In 2006 she obtained her doctorate with her thesis entitled ‘The Allocation of the Burden of Proof in Dutch Administrative Law'. Her PhD-thesis was awarded by the Association of Administrative Law for the innovative contribution to the development of general administrative law. In spring 2008 she was awarded for being ‘Best Dutch Lawyer in Administrative Law, under the age of 35’ by a legal periodical. Fall 2008 she visited Cardozo School of Law in New York as a research scholar.

Ymre Schuurmans has specialized in administrative law, procedural law and the law of evidence. In many publications she has conducted comparative legal analyses, comparing both with civil and criminal law procedures, as with the administrative procedural law of other countries. She is a fellow of the Graduate School of Leiden Law School and participates in the research profiles ‘Interaction between Legal Systems’ and ‘Political Legitimacy’.

Ymre Schuurmans is appointed as judge in the District Court of Amsterdam. She is the President of the Editorial Board of the open access periodical ‘NALL: Netherlands administrative law library’ and a Member of the Editorial Board of ‘JB-plus’, a legal periodical in administrative case law analyses. Schuurmans is a member of the study group ‘Law and Public Administration’ of the European Group of Public Administration.

International publications

  • Chapter 13: Netherlands, in: Jean-Bernard Auby, Codification of Administrative Procedure, Bruylant 2014, p. 227-251 (with T. Barkhuysen, W. den Ouden)

  • The Law on Administrative Procedure in the Netherlands, NALL : Netherlands administrative law library 2012, DOI: 10.5553/NALL/.000005 (with T. Barkhuysen, W. den Ouden)

  • Better Regulation by Appeal, 17 European Public Law 2011 (vol. 3), p. 507-525 (with W.J.M. Voermans)

  • Towards a European Administrative Procedure Act, REALaw 2009, vol. 2, p. 3-35 (with A.C.M. Meuwese en W.J.M. Voermans)

  • Review of Facts in Administrative Law Procedures; A European Community Law Perspective, REALaw 2008, p. 5-34

  • Faciliter la mise en oeuvre de droit communautaire: l’example de droit administratif néerlandais, Revue Française d’Administration Publique 2009, p. 131-151 (with P.C. Adriaanse, T. Barkhuysen & W. den Ouden)

For a list of all publications see the tab "Publicaties"

Last Modified: 20-06-2016