Matej Avbelj is an Associate Professor of European Law at the Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Slovenia, where he also acts as a Dean. He graduated from Ljubljana Faculty of Law, obtained an LL.M at NYU School of Law and defended his PhD at the European University Institute. Dr. Avbelj has written extensively in the field of EU law, constitutional law and legal theory. As an active member of the academic community he has co-organized several successful research conferences, served as a member of editorial boards of various legal journals and participated in a number of professional associations. He has advised the Slovenian National Assembly on constitutional amendments and served on strategic boards of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Dr. Avbelj is also active in various Slovenian civil society organizations.

His key English language publications include:

(2015) Avbelj M., The Hungarian dilemma from pluralist perspective. in Steinbeis, Kemmerer, Mollers (eds): exandra (ur.), MÖLLERS, Christoph (ur.). Gebändigte Macht : Verfassung im europäischen Nationalstaat. 2, Verfassungsblog, (Recht in Kontext, Bd. 4). Baden-Baden: Nomos, cop. 2015, p. 271-275

(2014) Avbelj M., Fontanelli F., Martinico G.:  Kadi on Trial: a Multifaceted Analysis of the Kadi Trial. London; New York. Routledge. 222 pp.

(2014) Avbelj M., The case of Mr. Kadi and the modern concept of law. in:  Avbelj M., Fontanelli F., Martinico G (eds):  Kadi on Trial: a Multifaceted Analysis of the Kadi Trial. London; New York. p. 49-63.

(2014) Avbelj M.: Theorizing Sovereignty and European integration. Ratio Juris, vol. 27, no. 3, p. 344-363.

(2013) Avbelj M.: Differentiated integration-farewell to the EU-27?. German law journal, vol. 14, no. 1, p. 191-212.

(2013) Avbelj M.: Security and the transformation of the EU public order. German law journal, vol. 14, no. 10, p. 2057-2073.

(2012) Avbelj M., Komarek J.; Constitutional pluralism in the European Union and beyond, Oxford. Hart. 424 pp.

(2012) Avbelj M. Can European integration be constitutional and pluralist – both at the same time?. in Avbelj, Komarek eds, Constitutional pluralism in the European Union and beyond, Oxford. Hart. p. 381-410.

(2012) Avbelj M. The legal viability of European integration in the absence of constitutional hierarchy. in Augenstein ed., Integration through law : the making of the European polity revisited. Ashgate. p. 29-46

(2011) Avbelj M.: Theory of European Union. European Law Review, vol. 6, p. 818-836.
(2011) Avbelj M. (2011): Supremacy or Primacy of EU Law-(Why) Does it Matter? European Law Journal, vol. 17, issue 6, p. 744-763.