My name is Matej Avbelj and I am a Professor of European Law at the New University, Ljubljana Slovenia. I teach a variety of EU law, constitutional law and methodology related courses at the Faculty of Government and European Studies, European Faculty of Law and Faculty of Slovenian and International Studies at the New University. I am also actively involved, either as a director or a researcher, in a number of Slovenian and international research projects. As a public lawyer, I specialize in the fields of EU law, constitutional law and legal theory. I have provided expert legal advice to the private and public bodies in constitutional and EU law-related issues.
I graduated from Ljubljana Faculty of Law, obtained an LL.M at NYU School of Law and defended my Ph.D. at the European University Institute. I have written extensively in the fields of EU law, constitutional law and legal theory. I am the author of more than thirty academic articles and several books (most recently: The Impact of European Institutions on the Rule of Law and Democracy, with Letnar Černič, Hart 2020; The EU under Transnational law, Hart 2018 etc). I am also the editor in chief of the Commentary of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia. My entire bibliography consists of more than 500 entries.Read more
2019 - Professor of European Law
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
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.
I have received several fellowships, grants and other awards in a recognition of my academic work at home and abroad.
2016Senior Fellowship Humboldt Foundation WZB Berlin
(rescheduled to 2017)
2015Excellence in Science award
In the category social sciences – law
2017-2020The Ideology on Courts
ARRS project: The Ideology on Courts (with J. Šušteršič et al).
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.