Gijs van Dijck is a legal scholar who specializes in tort law, insolvency law, and contract law. He is a Professor of Private Law at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (FL).
Gijs has published in top journals including the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. He has been a speaker at various conferences, including ones at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Duke and Cornell. Gijs was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2011. In addition to his BISS Institute appointment, he is Director of M-EPLI, and researcher at the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab.
Gijs uses legal research methods and data sciences methods, network analysis in particular, to analyze legal issues. His mission is to provide access to complex legal information by applying data sciences methods.