Petra Foubert

Institution: transnational University Limburg
Course: Global Health Challenges

Petra Foubert obtained her PhD from KU Leuven in 2001 on the topic of ‘The legal protection of the pregnant worker’. She compared the legal systems of the EU and the USA, spending a year at Harvard Law School, where she obtained her LLM in 1999. She is currently a Professor at UHasselt’s School of Law, teaching ‘Principles of Law’ and ‘Advanced Employment Law’. Her research focuses on (European) social law, equality and anti-discrimination law. Since 1999 she has been combining her academic activities with working as a legal practitioner at the Brussels and, later, Leuven Bars.

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