Laura Deschuyteneer


Laura Deschuyteneer graduated from Ghent University with great distinction in 2013. During an Erasmus exchange she spent a semester in Sweden, where she studied at Stockholm University. She wrote her master thesis on the subject of international child abduction to non-treaty states. In 2014 she obtained an LL.M. in European Law from the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris.

 During her studies in Ghent she participated in the International Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. (2012) where her team won the price for Best Memorial in English for the Victims. While studying in Paris she participated in the European Law Moot Court in Kavala (Greece, 2014). There, her team ended third in ranking.

Research Project

Laura joined the Institute of Private International law at Ghent University in October 2014. She is working as an academic assistant and is preparing a PhD on the topic: “The (Functioning of the) Public Policy Exception to Free Cross-border Circulation of Judicial Decisions and Public Documents”.