Frederik Swennen is the Dean and Full Professor of Family Law. His research projects focus on queer families, vulnerable adults, and non-human entities in law. He is the President of the International Society of Family Law and the Principal Investigator of the Flemish Research Council’s scientific research network RETHINKIN. He teaches family law, international family law (partim), and children’s rights and juvenile law (partim). He is involved in various associations, editorial boards, and NGOs, with a commitment to vulnerable minors. He is Of Counsel at Deloitte legal Lawyers.


Statute & functions


  • dean

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  • full professor

Internal mandates

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