Frederik Swennen

Full Professor of Family Law & Kinship Studies

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About Frederik Swennen

Frederik Swennen is full professor of Family Law & Kinship Studies. He is a member of the research group Personal Rights & Property Rights

His research topics and projects mainly concern new kinship studies and private ordering in family law. He is promoter of the Scientific Research Network of the Flemish Research Council (2015-2020) RETHINKIN - Rethinking legal kinship and family studies in the Low Countries and co-promoter of the University of Antwerp Consortium for Research Excellence (2015-2020) FAMCARE - Family Dynamics & Care.

Frederik Swennen teaches the Law of Persons and Family Law in the bachelor degree, and the Advanced Course in Family Law, International & Comparative Law and Family Proceedings in the master degree. 

He provides services in diverse associations and editorial boards and in several civil society organisations. 

He is of-counsel in the law firm Greenille by Laga.

Statute & functions

  • decaan
Zelfstandig academisch pers.
  • gewoon hoogleraar

Internal mandates

Bestuursmandaat (Bestuursorgaan) Expertenmandaat (Expertenorgaan)


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Tel. 032655487