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Elise Goossens

  • Research Expertise  (University of Antwerp):I study civil law from a law-in-context perspective. My research applies comparative, socio-legal, theoretical and policy-oriented analyses to a range of civil law issues, with a focus on family and succession law. My recent work has examined the impact of gender legal theory for private law, the regulation of unmarried cohabitation in the Western world and the settlement of cross-border successions.
  • Disciplines  (University of Antwerp):Civil law, Comparative law, Family law, Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
  • Disciplines  (Vrije Universiteit Brussel):Civil law, Comparative law, Family law, European law, International private law, Metalaw not elsewhere classified
  • Disciplines  (KU Leuven):Law, Other law and legal studies
  • Research techniques  (University of Antwerp):- Comparative law analysis - Socio-legal theories, with an emphasis on gender studies and socio-demographics - Policy-oriented
  • Users of research expertise  (University of Antwerp):- Policy-makers - Legal scholars - Civil society - General public