Willem H Van Boom (1969) acquired his law degree at the University of Amsterdam (1992) and his doctorate at Tilburg University (1999). Since 2002, he has held full professorships at universities including Rotterdam and Durham (UK). Since 2022, Van Boom is professor of law at Nijmegen Law School, Radboud University.

Van Boom's research interests cover the broad field of property, contracts, torts & insurance and consumer law. He regularly expands his horizon by working with social science scholars, legal historians and law and economics experts.

Van Boom is currently on the editorial board of the leading Dutch Journal of Civil Law, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht (NTBR). Van Boom is an independent academic; he regularly does consultancy work and sits in several boards and advisory panels.




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Projects in progress


  • What does 'Quality' mean in Personal injury settlement?
  • Dieselgate and the tort/contract divide






  • Bestuurslid Stichting Onderzoek Collectieve Actie (OCA), Den Haag; Board member of the Foundation Collective Redress Research (2016-present)
  • Onafhankelijk lid van de Commissie Consumentenaangelegenheden (CCA) van de Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER); independent member of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (2011-present)
  • Raadsheer-plaatsvervanger Gerechtshof Arnhem/Leeuwarden; Deputy Justice in the Court of Appeal Arnhem/Leeuwarden (2021-present)
  • Various legal opinions