Ruben van Uden (1992) studied Law (LLB) and Civil law (LLM, cum laude) at Leiden Law School. After finishing his LLM degree in Leiden he studied Comparative and European Private Law at the University of Edinburgh (postgraduate LLM, with distinction).

During his studies Ruben gained practical experience at several Dutch law firms, amongst others Huijzer Advocaten (Papendrecht) and NautaDutilh (Amsterdam).

Since 1 September 2017 Ruben is connected to the Institute for Private Law, department of Civil Law, of Leiden Law School, at first as PhD Fellow and since April 2024 as Assistant Professor. His research interests are primarily within the law of property.

In January 2020 Ruben was awarded the 2020 Meijers Best Article Prize and the 2020 Van Wersch Springplank Prize, both for his article ‘Oversecurering en vrijgave. Over de werking van de Algemene Bankvoorwaarden bij een overmaat aan zekerheden’ (Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht 2019/9, afl. 2, p. 70-80).

In his spare time Ruben plays organ and piano.​