About Me

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.

I have been awarded several domestic and international fellowships and research grants. Inter alia, I am currently directing a project on the Ideology in Courts as well as a project on the Future of the European Union.

This website presents my past, present and future academic, research and professional projects. You are warmly invited to explore them and shall you be interested in my work, please do not hesitate getting in touch.

Academic Positions

  • 2019 - Professor of European Law

    New University

  • 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

    WZB Berlin


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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.