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Wendy Schrama is a professor of family law and comparative law at Utrecht University. She is the director of the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law (UCERF), where about 15 legal academics research a broad range of family law issues.

Schrama is also working as a honorary judge at the district court of Noord-Holland. Previously, Schrama has been working as a senior empirical and legal researcher the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, as professor of family law at the University of Groningen and as an associate professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. The University of Antwerp appointed her as visiting professor in 2009.

Family law, comparative law and empirical legal research are her research interests, including law and policy in relation to marriage en de facto cohabitation. Schrama is author of several books on family law issues. She is a CEFL expert, one of the principal investigators of the Empowering European Families project and editor of several legal family law journals.