Stefaan Voet

Stefaan Voet is an associate professor at the University of Leuven and a host professor at the University of Hasselt in Belgium. Before that he was a doctoral research and teaching assistant at Ghent University. Stefaan teaches national, European and international civil procedure. His main research interests are civil procedure, complex litigation, ADR, ODR, dispute resolution design and litigation costs. Stefaan is also a Programme Associate at the CMS/Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford and a prominent member of the Class Actions Exchange Network spearheaded by leading scholars from Stanford, Oxford and Tilburg. Stefaan wrote his PhD thesis about complex litigation in Belgium, for which he received in 2014 the Triannual Price of Civil Procedure awarded by the vzw Algemene Modellenverzameling voor de Rechtspraktijk. He was a member of different governmental working groups on class actions and mass disasters. Stefaan regularly speaks at national, European and international conferences. He was a visiting scholar at the Law Center University of Houston (2009) and Stanford Law School (2014). He was a visiting lecturer/professor at the Law Center University of Houston, SMU Dedman School of Law, College of Law University of Tennessee, Syracuse University College of Law, Peking Law School and the University of Pretoria. Stefaan is also a substitute justice of the peace in Bruges and a freelance opera critic.