Amsterdam Law School
The Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence
(PSC, psc.uva.nl) is the research context in which the Servus-project will be carried out. The PSC is the research hub for legal philosophy, legal history and (doctrinally oriented) legal sociology at the Amsterdam Law School. The research is substantively connected by a shared interest in the problem of the ‘law in contexts’ of the researchers. The famous jurist and professor Paul Scholten (1875-1946) is the name giver of the centre.
Central to the works of Scholten is the ‘jurist’s conscience’: a jurist, whether he or she is a lawyer, judge or MP, on the one hand is obligated to respect the system of the law, but may on the other hand not be blind to societal needs and moral issues. Finding a balance between both is the most important task of the members of the PSC. The Amsterdam Law School
is the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.
At the Amsterdam Law School, top-level researchers collaborate in (inter)national, mostly socially engaged projects. The research covers themes in areas such as sustainability, health, labor, digitalization and crime, focused in several research centres such as the PSC. The University of Amsterdam
is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.
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