Wibren van der Burg studied moral philosophy and law at Utrecht University. Since April 2001 he has been professor of Jurisprudence (‘Metajuridica') at Tilburg University. ‘Metajuridica' is the interdisciplinary study of law. Within this broad field, Wibren van der Burg focuses on ethics, and legal political philosophy and legal sociology. The central theme of his research and teaching is the interaction between law, ethics and society.
From 1996 to 2002, Wibren van der Burg managed the ‘PIONIER' research programme ‘The Importance of Ideals in Law, Morality, and Politics'. He has a number of academic and societal positions. From June 2002 until 2006, he was president of the national board of the Remonstrant Church, a small liberal Protestant church.
From September 2006 until June 2007, he is on sabbatical at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.
For more on Wibren van der Burg, see his LAPA page.