Nik de Boer is Assistant Professor at the Department of Private Law at the University of Amsterdam's Law Faculty. He teaches financial law and is the programme coordinator of the Master in Law and Finance, and previously also the Faculty's PhD programme. His current research focuses on financial globalisation and its implications for social justice and democracy. In 2018 he received his PhD degree (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. His doctoral thesis 'Judging European Democracy' dealt with national judicial resistance to European integration and its democratic legitimacy. This project was supervised by Deirdre Curtin, Leonard Besselink and Ingo Venzke.
Nik has held visiting positions at the European Court of Justice, Harvard Law School and the Center for Global Constitutionalism WZB, Berlin Social Science Centre. In 2017 he was a postdoctoral reseacher at the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE). Nik studied Law (LLB, cum laude, LLM in Legal Research, cum laude) and Philosophy (BA, cum laude) at Utrecht University and the University of Cambridge. For his Master Thesis Constitutional Identity, Fundamental Rights and the Issue of Divergent Rights Standards in the EU he received the Prize for Best Master Thesis of Utrecht University in 2012, as well as the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award. During his studies he was an editor of the Dutch law journal Ars Aequi and an intern at the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York.
Fridays from 15:00 until 17:00 hrs.