The Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence

Ms N.L. (Nina) Holvast

  • Faculty of Law
  • Visiting address
    REC A
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  1030
    1000 BA  Amsterdam

Nina Holvast is a PhD researcher at the Paul Scholten Centre. She obtained her LLM in Criminal law and MSc in Criminology from Leiden University. She is working on a socio-legal dissertation involving a qualitative empirical study on Dutch courts. The research focuses on the role of judicial assistants and law clerks in the judicial decision making process. It also includes a four month visit to University College London as a visiting researcher.  


Before starting her PhD research Nina Holvast worked for two years as a Junior Researcher and Teaching Fellow in Criminology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In this capacity she conducted several studies (on the administrative law approach to combating crime, real estate fraud and the monitoring of sex offenders), lectured undergraduate courses and supervised Master theses. She has also conducted research at the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice (WODC). During her studies she was a research intern at the National Crime Squad, she worked as a law clerk at the trial court of The Hague and she was student assistant in a Moot Court course. 



  • Holvast, N. L. (2016). The power of the judicial assistant/law clerk: Looking behind the scenes at courts in the United States, England and Wales and the Netherlands. International Journal of Court Administration, 7(2), 10-28.


  • Holvast, N. L., & Doornbos, N. (2015). Exit, Voice and Loyalty within the Judiciary: Judges’ Responses to New Managerialism in the Netherlands. Utrecht Law Review, 11(2), 49-63. DOI: 10.18352/ulr.317  [details] 




  • van de Bunt, H. G., van Erp, J. G., Eshuis, R. J. J., Holvast, N. L., & Pham, N. T. (2013). Bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid in de praktijk: motieven voor het intern aansprakelijk stellen van bestuurders. In W. H. van Boom, I. Giesen, & A. J. Verheij (Eds.), Capita civilologie: handboek voor empirie en privaatrecht. - 2e druk (pp. 907-928). (Civilologie; No. 6). Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers. [details] 


  • Holvast, N. (2015). De juridisch medewerker in de spotlight. Column. Rechtstreeks, 2015(1), 9-10. [details] 


  • Holvast, N. L., Mein, A. G., Huisman, K., Meerts, C., & van de Bunt, H. G. (2012). De vastgoedfraude in perspectief. Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht & Compliance, 2012(3/4), 113-120. [details] 


  • Holvast, N. L. (2016). Behind the scenes at the Judiciary: The role and influence of judicial assistants in the judicial decision-making process. Paper presented at Law and Society Association meeting New Orleans 2016, .
  • Holvast, N. L. Workshop over de rol van de juridisch ondersteuner


  • Holvast, Nina (participant) (7-7-2016): Factors that determine the role and influence of judicial assistants (other).


  • Holvast, N. L. (2017). In the shadow of the judge: The involvement of judicial assistants in Dutch district courts Eleven International Publishing [details] 
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