Marc Kruithof

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Marc KruithofMarc Kruithof obtained a law degree (Ghent University Faculty of Law, 1983) and a degree in economic science (Ghent University Faculty of Economics, 1985). He obtained an LL.M. in the US as a BAEF-fellow (Yale Law School, 1986). In the nineties he taught law at Ghent University College to students in commercial sciences and public management (now part of the Faculty of Economics), while also being active as a semi-professional musician. In the noughties he was convinced to return to legal academia by professor Eddy Wymeersch, and obtained a PhD in law under his supervision with a thesis on conflicts of interest in financial institutions (Ghent University Faculty of Law, 2009). 

Since 2011 he is full-time professor in civil liability and comparative law at the Faculty of Law. His publications use a specific legal scientific research strategy, verifying which formulations of legal rules most accurately reflect the decisions of courts, exposing the discrepancies between what judges actually do (the decisions on the facts) and what they say they are doing (the motivations). 

Marc is co-founder and co-director of the Interuniversitary Center for Liability and Insurance Law (ICAV), and Chairman of the Law Program Committee of the Ghent University Law School. 

See also his publication list.