Jinske Verhellen

Jinske Verhellen is professor ‘International Private Law’ and ‘Migration Law’ and is in charge of the Institute for International Private law at the Law Faculty of Ghent University.

Jinske Verhellen Bio

Jinske Verhellen studied law (1994, Ghent University) and anthropology (1995, KULeuven).

She started working as an academic assistant at the Ghent University Institute of Private International Law (1996-2000).

In 1998 she started to practice as a lawyer and specialized in international family law and migration law.

In 2006 Jinske had the unique opportunity to help develop the Private International Law Centre in Brussels, which gives advice and does policy work in the field of private international law in family matters.

In January 2009, she returned to the Ghent University and obtained in 2012 her doctoral degree on The Belgian Code of Private International Law in family matters (financed by the Research Foundation - Flanders).

Since 2014 she is Professor of Law at the Ghent University, lecturing private international law and international family law. Jinske Verhellen has published on various aspects of private international law, international family law, migration and nationality law.