After his studies in law in Antwerp, Namur and Salzburg, dr. Johan Van de Voorde started in 2013 a PhD thesis on acquisitive prescription (adverse possession), with as supervisors prof. dr. Nicolas Carette en prof. dr. Renate Barbaix. He successfully defended his thesis on 7 Septembre 2017. Johan Van de Voorde is now postdoctoral fellow at the University of Antwerp, as part of the research group Personal Rights and Property Rights. He publishes regularly in Dutch, French and English in both national and international journals and books.
Dr. Johan Van de Voorde is academic coordinator of the Animal and Law Chair (the chairholder is prof. dr. Frederik Swennen).