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dr. B. (Betül) Kas

Faculty of Law
Dep. Private Law

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: 8.25
Postal address
  • Postbus 15842
    1001 NH Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Betül Kas joined the Center for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) in January 2018. She holds a Ph.D. degree and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute (Florence) and an LL.M. in Globalisation and Law and an LL.B. in European Law from the University of Maastricht. Since 2019, she serves as Deputy Director of the CSECL. 

    She is post-doctoral researcher within Prof. Chantal Mak’s NWO-funded Vidi project ‘Judges in Utopia. Judicial law-making in European private law’. Her current research project investigates how judges in private legal disputes handle different conceptions of social justice in setting the boundaries to private autonomy in the multi-level European legal order. The project coincides with her broader research interests in remedies and judicial protection, judicial co-operation, the interplay between the national and European legal order, the process of building of a European society and socio-legal research methods.

    Betül spent research visits at the at the Institute of European and Comparative Law of the University of Oxford (2019), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (2014, 2017) and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford (2012).

    Since 2013, she is Associate Editor of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law.

    Betül worked for six-month as a trainee at the Court of Justice of the European Union (Nov 2013 - Apr 2014).

    Website Judges in Utopia project

    Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

  • Publications

    - B. Kas, ‘Transforming the European ‘Legal Field’ by strategic litigation’ in L. de Almeida, M. Cantero Gamito, M. Djurovic, K. Purnhagen, The Transformation of Economic Law, Hart Publishing, pp. 347-366.

    - B. Kas, P. Hacker, European Union Litigation, 15 European Review of Contract Law 3 (2019), pp. 340-363.

    - B. Kas, H.W. Micklitz, Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2014–2018) – Teil II, Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht (2018), 241-300.

    - B. Kas, H.W. Micklitz, Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2008–2013) – Teil I, Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht (2018), 181-220.

    - B. Kas, F. Esposito, European Union Litigation, 14 European Review of Contract Law 3 (2018), 273-291.

    - B. Kas, M. Finck, Surrogacy leave as a matter of EU law, 52 Common Market Law Review (2015), 281-298.

    - B. Kas, European Union Litigation, 11 European Review of Contract Law 3 (2015), 256-280.

    - B. Kas, European Union Litigation, 11 European Review of Contract Law 1 (2015), 51-75.

    - B. Kas, European Union Litigation, 10 European Review of Contract Law 3 (2014), 427-443.

    - B. Kas, European Union Litigation, 10 European Review of Contract Law 2 (2014), 285-311.

    - B. Kas, H.W. Micklitz, Overview of cases before the CJEU on European Consumer Contract Law (2008–2013) – Part II, 10 European Review of Contract Law2 (2014), 189-257.

    - B. Kas, European Union Litigation, 10 European Review of Contract Law 1 (2014), 124-166.

    - B. Kas, H.W. Micklitz, Overview of cases before the CJEU on European Consumer Contract Law (2008–2013) – Part I, 10 European Review of Contract Law1 (2014), 1-63.

    - B. Kas, A socio-legal study on the operation of hybrid collective remedies in the area of European social regulation, in: H.W. Micklitz,Y. Svetiev and G. Comparato, European Regulatory Private Law – The Paradigms Tested, EUI Working Papers, LAW 2014/04, 19-26.

    - B. Kas, H.W. Micklitz, Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2008–2013) – Teil II, Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht 10 (2013), 353-380.

    - B. Kas, H.W. Micklitz, Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2008–2013) – Teil I, Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht 9 (2013), 314-334.

    - B. Kas, Reshaping the boundaries of the enforcement of European social regulation: Unitas in Diversitate – the construction of a hybrid relationship, in: H.W. Micklitz and Y. Svetiev, A Self-Sufficient European Private Law – A Viable Concept?, EUI Working Papers, LAW 2012/31, 119-139.

    - B. Kas, M. Eliantonio, Private parties and the annulment procedure: Can the gap in the European system of judicial protection be closed?, 3 Journal of Politics and Law 2 (2010), 121-133.

  • Recent Presentations

    - 9 July 2019, The judicialization of politics as a matter of EU law? From the protection of the individual towards the management of conflict, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford.

    - 21 June 2019, Researching the CJEU: The missing societal dimension of litigation, CSECL’s annual conference “The Politics of Method in EU Law”, University of Amsterdam.

    - 7 June 2019, Transforming the European ‘Legal Field’ by Strategic Litigation, conference and book Launch “The Transformation of Economic Law”, European University Institute, Florence.

  • Publications

    2019

    • Kas, B. (Accepted/In press). Transforming the European ‘Legal Field’ by strategic litigation. In L. de Almeida, M. Cantero Gamito, M. Djurovic, & K. P. Purnhagen (Eds.), The Transformation of Economic Law: Essays in Honour of Hans-W. Micklitz (pp. 347-366). Hart Publishing.

    2015

    • Kas, B., & Finck, M. (2015). Surrogacy leave as a matter of EU law. Common Market Law Review, 52, 281-298.

    2019

    2018

    2015

    • Kas, B. (2015). European Union Litigation. European Review of Contract Law, 11(1), 51-75.
    • Kas, B. (2015). European Union Litigation. European Review of Contract Law, 11(3), 256-280. https://doi.org/10.1515/ercl-2015-0017

    2014

    • Kas, B. (2014). European Union Litigation. European Review of Contract Law, 10(1), 124-166.
    • Kas, B. (2014). European Union Litigation. European Review of Contract Law, 10(2), 285-311.
    • Kas, B. (2014). European Union Litigation. European Review of Contract Law, 10(3), 427-443.
    • Kas, B., & Micklitz, H-W. (2014). Overview of cases before the CJEU on European Consumer Contract Law (2008–2013) – Part I. European Review of Contract Law, 10(1), 1-63.
    • Kas, B., & Micklitz, H-W. (2014). Overview of cases before the CJEU on European Consumer Contract Law (2008–2013) – Part II. European Review of Contract Law, 10(2), 189-257.

    2010

    • Eliantonio, M., & Kas, B. (2010). Private parties and the annulment procedure: Can the gap in the European system of judicial protection be closed? Journal of Politics and Law, 3(2), 121-133. https://doi.org/10.5539/jpl.v3n2p121

    2018

    • Kas, B., & Micklitz, H-W. (2018). Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2014–2018) – Teil I. Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht, 29(4), 181-219. [details]
    • Kas, B., & Micklitz, H-W. (2018). Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2014–2018) – Teil II. Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht, 29(5), 241-300. [details]

    2013

    • Kas, B., & Micklitz, H-W. (2013). Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2008–2013) – Teil I. Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht, 24(9), 314-334.
    • Kas, B., & Micklitz, H-W. (2013). Rechtsprechungsübersicht zum Europäischen Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht (2008–2013) – Teil II. Europaeisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht, (10), 353-380.

    Journal editor

    • Kas, B. (editor) (2013-). Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Kas, B. (speaker) (9-7-2019). The judicialization of politics as a matter of EU law? From the protection of the individual towards the management of conflict, University of Oxford, Institute of European and Comparative Law.
    • Kas, B. (speaker) (21-6-2019). Researching the CJEU: The missing societal dimension of litigation.
    • Kas, B. (speaker) (7-6-2019). Transforming the European ‘Legal Field’ by Strategic Litigation, European University Institute, Florence..

    Others

    • Kas, B. (participant) (6-2019 - 7-2019). Academic Visitor at the Institute of European and Comparative Law (Oxford University) (other).
    • Mak, C. (organiser), Kas, B. (organiser), van Duin, A. (organiser) & Burgers, L. (organiser) (2019). Vidi Conference - Judges in Utopia: Civil Courts as European Courts, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2014

    • Kas, B. (2014). A socio-legal study on the operation of hybrid collective remedies in the area of European social regulation. (pp. 19-26). EUI Working Papers LAW.

    2012

    • Kas, B. (2012). Reshaping the boundaries of the enforcement of European social regulation: Unitas in Diversitate – the construction of a hybrid relationship. (pp. 119-139). EUI Working Papers LAW.
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