Samo Bardutzky, PhD, Associate Professor

Title: Associate Professor
Contact: +386 1 42 03 173, room 309
Head Of Department: Department of Constitutional Law
Courses: Undergraduate courses:

Constitutional law
European constitutional law
European human rights law
Migration and refugee law

Master's degree:

Constitutional procedural law
Comparative constitutional law
Office Hours: Mon 13 - 15

Samo Bardutzky studied Law in Ljubljana and Greifswald. In 2007, he became a researcher, funded by the Slovenian national research agency (ARRS), at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law, and completed his doctoral studies in 2013. During that time, he also served as coordinator of the Legal Clinic for Refugees and Foreigners. In 2012/2013 he was Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School.

Between 2013 and 2017, Samo worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Kent Law School within the framework of a European Research Council funded project on the Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance. In 2014, he spent a month as Visiting Researcher at the Walter Hallstein Institute for European Constitutional Law, Humboldt University, Berlin. He was also Teaching Fellow (EU Law) at SOAS, University of London School of Law in 2015/2016.

Samo passed the State Exam in 2009 and served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Slovenian Ministry of Justice between 2009 and 2012. Since February 2017, he is Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law.


Samo Bardutzky and Elaine Fahey (eds), Framing the Subjects and Objects of Contemporary EU Law, Edward Elgar 2017

Samo's papers on SSRN

Research Interests
  • Constitutional law
  • European constitutionalism and national constitutionalism
  • Constitutional aspects of the financial crisis
  • Migration and refugee law

ERC Project on the Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance at the University of Kent

European Integration Through Law: Judicial Review of the Eurozone Crisis in European National, Regional and Supranational Courts
- The inaugural symposium of the MIchigan Journal of International Law "Emerging Scholarship Project", co-convened by Elaine Fahey and Samo Bardutzky

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