My name is Matej Avbelj and I am Associate Professor of European Law at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Slovenia, where I am heading the School’s Research Group. I also lecture at the European Faculty of Law as well as at the Faculty of Business Studies both in Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a public lawyer, I specialize in the fields of EU law, constitutional law and legal theory.
I graduated from Ljubljana Faculty of Law, obtained an LL.M at NYU School of Law and defended my PhD at the European University Institute. I have lectured, inter alia, at the Masaryk University; Washington College of Law; Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies; Amsterdam Research Institute (University of Amsterdam); Mississippi College School of Law; Center for European Law and Legal Studies (University of Leeds); Institute of European and Comparative Law (University of Oxford) etc.Read more
2010-PresentAssociate Professor of European Law
Graduate School of Government and European Studies
2014-PresentAssociate Professor of European Law
European Faculty of Law
Humboldt Senior Fellow
I have received several fellowships, grants and other awards in a recognition of my academic work at home and abroad.
2012Listed among 10 most influential lawyers in Slovenia
(Ius-Info web portal)
2003Award of the Ljubljana Faculty of Law senate
For exceptional student performance
2005-2009Scholarship at European University Institute
For a 4-year PhD research programme at the European University Institute, Florence
These publications reflect my essential academic interests, which range from the constitutional theory of the European integration, the role of the EU in a transnational context to the protection of the rule of law in a domestic setting.
List of Publications
My scholarly work focuses on EU law, constitutional law, legal theory and transnational law. I have published widely in these fields, including monographs, scientific articles and essays.
Over the last decade I have been involved in several research projects in the field of EU law, transnational law and constitutional law. My research has been supported by several domestic and international research institutions.