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)
2003Hauser Global Scholarship
For the NYU School of Law, Hauser Global Program
2015Excellence in Science award
In the category social sciences – law
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.