Hendrik Jacob Hamaker

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Hendrik Jacob Hamaker (16 September 1844 in Hilversum – 2 March 1911 in Utrecht)[1] was a Dutch jurist and scholar.

After studies in Leiden, he practiced law there. Beginning in 1877, he taught civil law at the University of Utrecht, and after 1895 co-edited a leading journal of civil law, Weekblad voor Privaatrecht, Notarisambt en Registratie. He is noted for his work on judicial methodology, arguing for a substantial independence of judges from positive law.