Elise Maes is reading for an MPhil in Law, focusing on criminal justice and criminology. Her dissertation examines the relative severity of criminal sentences, under the supervision of Professor Lucia Zedner and Professor Julian Roberts. She is also currently a teaching assistant at the Criminal Law Institute of the University of Leuven (Belgium).

Elise completed the Magister Juris at the University of Oxford with distinction (2014). She also holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Leuven (2012). She previously worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, and as a criminal litigation lawyer as a member of the Brussels bar (Belgium).

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German




Research Interests

Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Criminology; Human Rights

Research projects