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Klemen Jaklic

Visiting Scholar 2015-2016


Klemen Jaklic

Jaklic is a constitutional scholar. After earning his first law degree at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, he received his LL.M. and S.J.D. in law from Harvard Law School, and a D.Phil. in Law from Oxford University. Since 2008, he has been teaching at Harvard in various roles, including as Lecturer at Harvard Law, in the fields of human rights, European integration, EU law, constitutional law and theory, international law and global justice, ethics and democracy. He is a recipient of several teaching excellence awards by Harvard and the author of Constitutional Pluralism in the EU (Oxford University Press, 2014). For his research on democracy in Europe, he was awarded the Harvard Mancini Prize for "best work in the field of European law and European legal thought” in 2011. He was a full member of the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (the Venice Commission).

At CES, Jaklic will work on his next monograph on European constitutionalism and the future of democracy in the context of a just global order. Jaklic will argue how Europe’s unique post-sovereign context could initiate the next historic leap in our understanding of democracy.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.

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Areas of Expertise:

Constitutional Law and Theory



EU Law and Law of the Council of Europe

European Integration

Global Justice and International Law

Human Rights

Research Topic:

Europe and the Future of Democracy