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New year, new ERC team member!

On 1 January 2020 Betül Kas joined our ERC team as a postdoc researcher on the subproject on privatisation of civil justice. She is the successor of Alexandre Biard, who as of December 2019 continued his career as a senior advisor at BEUC in Brussels, where he will be able to use his extensive research experience for the benefit of enforcing consumer rights in the EU. We are grateful for his invaluable contribution to our project, resulting in an impressive number of publications and conference presentations among others. We all greatly appreciated his many initiatives, his fieldwork, support of the other researchers, work spirit, and good sense of humour. We are happy to keep him in our team as an affiliated researcher and look forward to our futher collaboration.

We welcome Betül to our team as the successor of Alexandre for the postdoc project on privatisation. She has an impressive track record, having worked among others as a PhD researcher in the ERC Advanced project of Hans Micklitz at the European University Institute in Florence and as a postdoc researcher in the Vidi project led by Chantal Mak at the University of Amsterdam. Her German background will further strengthen our research on German law and practice. One of her research focuses will be the interaction between public and private justice. We are very happy to have Betül on our team and look forward to working with her in 2020 and onwards!

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Published: February 23, 2018

Xandra Kramer and Jos Hoevenaars participated in the second annual Self-Represented Litigation Network Conference in San Francisco on 22-23 February. They co-hosted a panel on determining best practices and the intersection of research methodologies, and presented the ERC project () to a broad American audience of members of the SRLN network. The panel, co-hosted by Renee Danser (Deputy Director of the SRLN network), Erika Rickard (Associate Director of Field Research, Access to Justice Lab, Harvard Law School) and Jamie Gamble (Program Director, National Center for Access to Justice) focused on the US ‘Justice Index’ and included an interactive discussion on pros, cons and complementarities of approaches to determining and measuring best practices with regard to access to justice, as well as approaches to Access to justice across the Atlantic.