Antoinette J. Muntjewerff studied Pedagogical and Educational Sciences at the Free University in Amsterdam and received her Masters in January 1985. During her studies she worked as pedagogical assistant in a day care centre for abused infants. As student assistant she carried out empirical research in the field of instructional design. Her Masters Thesis is an empirical study of school and labour careers of two generations of middle class women (De Tombe & Muntjewerff, 1984).

From 1984 to 1992 she studied Law at the University of Amsterdam, the Catholic University of Nijmegen and the Free University in Amsterdam. She graduated in 1992 with specializations in Juvenile Criminal Law and Computer Science & Law.

From 1984 on she took courses on Computer Science, Programming (Languages as Pascal, Prolog, AuthorWare), Software Design, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web Design etc.

Her PhD research involved theoretical and empirical studies into legal case solving. Her PhD thesis describes motivation, design, implementation and evaluation of an instructional environment for learning to solve legal cases PROSA.

From 1988 to 31 August 2003 she worked as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Law at the department of General Legal Theory at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.

From September 1st 2003 she continued working as an Assistant Professor in Legal Theory and Legal Methodology at the department of General Legal Theory at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. Her research is on Legal Methodology

From October 2003 to June 2004 she worked as part time Professor in Legal Methodology at the Faculty of Law of the Free University Brussels on developing a curriculum for Legal Methodology and arranging an electronic practical (a WorkBench) for Legal Methodology.

She is currently working as Assistant Professor in Legal Theory & Legal Methodology at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.


She arranged and received grants for/financed projects as (project proposals and grants):

She was project manager in research projects.

She published widely on the topic of her research (publications). She has given lectures and presentations at conferences and many other occasions (presentations). She is a regular referee for conferences. She is member in various editorial boards. program committees and advisory boards on legal methodology, instructional technology and educational innovations.

She designed, implemented and evaluated applications for learning basic legal tasks (see, for example, PROSA, CASE, e-See)

She developed the courses on Computer Science and Law and Legal Knowledge Based Systems as well as various Post Graduate courses on Computer Science and Law. She wrote about developing a curriculum for Computer Science and Law (Muntjewerff, 1992). She is the co-author of a guide on how to write a masters thesis (Kamstra & Muntjewerff, 1993).

From 1988 to 2000 she developed and taught the courses Computer Science & Law and Legal Knowledge Based Systems.

From 2000 to 2008 she taught the first year Bachelors course Encyclopedie der Rechtsgeleerdheid (Encyclopedia of the Study of Law).  

From 2008 on she teaches the first year Bachelors courses Inleiding in de Rechtswetenschap (Introduction to Legal Science). Academic Skills (AV), Theory and Practice of Research Methods (TPO) and European History of Law (ERG)

She co-developed the courses Encyclopedie der Rechtsgeleerdheid and Inleiding in de Rechtswetenschap.

She supervises law students working on their bachelors' thesis  and master' s thesis.

She taught the Post Graduate Course Legal Information Systems and Introduction to Law.

She taught the course on Legal Research and Legal Methodology within the LWWL program.

She coordinates the mentors for the first year BA students



For my research I visited 28 different States, some more than once.