Filip Dorssemont graduated in law (1993, University of Antwerp) and obtained a degree in philosophy (1994, KU Leuven). He is doctor in law (University of Antwerp) based on a thesis in comparative labour law on the legal status of the representative organizations of workers.
He was assistant (1993-2002) at the University of Antwerp and researcher and lecturer at the University of Utrecht (2002-2008). Currently, he is Professor in labour law at UCL.
He has been visiting professor at the University Robert Schumann of Strasbourg (2001); the University of Cassino (2002) and the Università statale di Milano (2008-2009-2010) to teach labour law.