LEX

Dear fellow students,
Every student has a voice, one that must be heard. That is what List Lex stands for. We will fight for your interests and be your spokesperson within the Faculty Council. So, what is it we stand for? 

Firstly, we always make an effort to create a stronger community feeling within our faculty and between international and Dutch students. To strengthen this feeling we will, inter alia, reintroduce the Faculty Drinks, a way for staff and students to connect with one another in an informal setting. Furthermore, we strive to address the lack of personal guidance students receive from the faculty. Study councilors, student psychologists and mentors should be given more prominence and become more accessible to students.

Moreover, the communication between the faculty and the students leaves a lot to be desired. Work on this has already started through the General Student Assembly set up by our representatives, but more is to be done. More information should become available about options like exchange and elective courses and more clarity must be awarded by the faculty about the new Dutch law curriculum to students from the old and new curriculum.

Another point we value highly is the quality of education, including hybrid and online education. In case we have to endure this form of education a bit longer, we want to improve the overall quality by enhancing the audio quality. List Lex also intends to encourage the faculty to organise Q&A meetings after all exams and assignments to give students the opportunity to get more individual feedback regarding their result and the test in general. Our program furthermore has plans concerning the employability of master students, the practical skills within ELS, the problems within the tax law program and the attention to extracurricular activities.

Lastly, we are committed to supporting the Sustainable UM2030 program and to ensuring that the Faculty of Law moves with the times.

Over the last years, we have represented the interests of students on these topics and much more, and hope to continue to do so. We are proud to present our candidates for List Lex for the 2021 Faculty Council Elections. All of our candidates are strongly connected to the faculty, represent all types of bachelor and master students and believe they can make a difference within the faculty. They will be your voice.

Puck van Herwerden

Puck van Herwerden

Hi! My name is Puck and I’m currently finishing up my first year of ELS.

As I hope to become your student representative next year in the faculty council, I aim to focus on bringing back the community feeling within our faculty, improving the personal guidance of students and including more practical skills in the ELS program. I want to increase the community feeling by ensuring that the Faculty Drinks will be held again and more social activities will be organised in general. Students, now more than ever, need more personal attention and more ways to connect with one another.

Nova Klok

Nova Klok

Dear students,
My name is Nova Klok and I'm a second year law student. First, I am proud to run as a candidate for the Faculty Council with list LEX! Amongst other important topics, LEX strives for a clear policy with good communication between the faculty and its students. There should be no doubt about the opportunities offered to students, including topics like exchange and elective courses. Furthermore, is it, especially now, of great importance that students feel heard! It is essential that students know that they are not alone! Vote List Lex for more clarity and a better community!

Carmen te Riele

Carmen te Riele

Hi! My name is Carmen and I’m currently knee deep in my master Forensics, Criminology and Law, having graduated from the ELS program last year. 

Next year, I hope to be your voice in the faculty council and ultimately make our faculty a welcoming space for all students. To achieve this, I will be focusing on ensuring accessible support with regards to extracurricular activities, personal development, and the transition to the labour market. Furthermore, I will be fighting to bridge the gap between Faculty and student. After all, no environment feels welcoming without a proper support system and clear communication.

Emma Daalmans

Emma Daalmans

Hi! My name is Emma Daalmans and I am currently in the first year of the Dutch law bachelor. 

As a motivated candidate for List LEX, I am hoping to represent you in the Faculty Council next year! Among other things, I will work hard for extensive individual feedback and strive for more clarity concerning the new Dutch bachelor. This clarity can be achieved through better communication. The improvement of communication can be accomplished by the General Student Assembly. In these meetings students have a place where their voices are heard, and I will ensure that these will be carefully considered.

Duncan Siebert

Duncan Siebert

Hi everyone, my name is Duncan (22) and I'm in my second year of Dutch law. First and foremost you should vote List Lex because we believe that the interests of the individual students should always be paramount. A more personal approach is necessary to improve the wellbeing of student.

Furthermore we are of the opinion that although the new bachelor offers new possibilities, we must not forget the second and third year students. More information and future guidance must be available for those that require it, and that also goes for the available courses and extracurricular activities.

Otto Heyboer

Otto Heyboer

My name is Otto, I am a second year ELS student running for the faculty council for list LEX.

A vote for me is a vote to increasing the community feeling within our faculty, increasing the practical skills that are taught in the ELS Bachelor’s degree and more general student assemblies. It is of great importance that the voices of students are heard withing the faculty. The past year has been a year of many changes, now more than ever social activities are at the corner stone of student life. A real connection is more important than it has ever been.

Bart Blokker

Bart Blokker

Hi, my name is Bart Blokker and I'm a third year tax law student. I'm a part of List LEX because I believe List LEX will make sure all law students are heard and represented. 

For example we have worked hard in the past year to create clarity regarding the new bachelor for all students. So that no one has to feel unsure about what will happen if they fail a class or how they can graduate.

With your vote List LEX can keep standing up for all students!

Emke Vossen

Emke Vossen

Hi! My name is Emke Vossen (20). Currently I am in my second year of the bachelor Dutch law. Besides my study I work for the Complaints Service Point of the University. In my spare time I enjoy boxing, horses riding and going out for drinks with friends. My points of attention are mainly (1) clarity about the old/new bachelor Dutch law and (2) exchange & elective courses. Do you also think that more clarity and guidance should be provided within the faculty regarding these subjects? Then vote list Lex! I look forward to achieving goals together!

Iris Schütt

Iris Schütt

My name is Iris Schütt, and I am a second-year law student (Dutch Law). The people out of my year, are the last ones that are following the old Bachelor in Dutch Law. This means there is a big concern about how the faculty will handle students who are not able to (or willing to) accomplish their Bachelors in three years. There is a lot to do around communication concerning this topic. Do you have things that bother you within the faculty? If so, then vote for list LEX.

Jur Schilp

Jur Schilp

My name is Jur and I have been a member of the Faculty Council. This year, I will run again for list LEX!

One of the ideas that we came up with is the General Student Assembly; a forum where the student-representatives of the Council can get into touch with students in a problem-solving discussion! List LEX has been one of a kind in their efforts to achieve a more approachable and transparent relationship between our faculty and its students. These efforts lay the foundations of improving student well-being and qualitative education. 

Let’s evolve our faculty by involving its students!