Carl Vander Maelen
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law – Law and Technology
Expertise: Information and Communications Technology, General Public International Law
Carl obtained his Master of Laws degree (cum laude) at Ghent University in 2017, and received the prize for best pleader of his graduating year. During his Master years, he also spent a semester abroad at the Université de Fribourg in Switzerland and participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In the international finals in Washington DC, he ranked 24th as an individual pleader, and his team set a new record for the University of Ghent by receiving the prize for Fourth Best Written Submission.
After his studies, Carl completed internships at the Brussels data protection law firm time.lex and the Embassy of Belgium in Washington DC.
In February 2018, Carl joined the Law and Technology branch of the Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law as the academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Eva Lievens. He is currently preparing his doctoral thesis on data protection under her supervision. He is also a co-editor of the Digest of State Practice section of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL).