Elaine Mak is Professor of Jurisprudence at the Department of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) since 1 June 2016. Previously, she held the Chair of Empirical Study of Public Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she was also Director of Erasmus Graduate School of Law.

Her research combines legal theory, comparative constitutional law and socio-legal studies and focuses on the functioning of the institutions of government (legislature, executive branch, and in particular the judiciary) in western liberal democracies in an evolving legal context. She has received grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the prestigious Talent Scheme to conduct research on the changing role of highest courts under the influence of globalisation (Veni, 2008-2011) and on the development of judicial cultures within the European Union (Vidi, 2016-2021). She has published a monograph on Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World (Hart Publishing 2013).

Profile page: http://www.uu.nl/staff/EMak/0

Personal website: http://elainemak.com/