Matej Acetto

Invited Professor

Matej Accetto is Gulbenkian Professor of Law at Católica Global School of Law (from September 2013). Prior to that, he lectured at the University of Ljubljana and chaired the law faculty’s PhD committee. He obtained his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2001 and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Ljubljana in 2006. He has also been a former Fellow of the Lord Slynn of Hadley European Law Foundation (2003–04), the Monica Partridge Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College (2006), a Japan Foundation Fellow at Waseda University (2011) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law (2012). He has also offered visiting courses at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing (China), ISES Foundation in Kőszeg (Hungary), Irkutsk State University (Russia) and Católica. His research presently focuses on EU public law, notably the role of the courts, and on citizenship issues. In Spring 2000, he was the first “Distinguished Lecturer on European Law” at Harvard Law School, and he has taught courses on EC/EU law at various other universities and higher level educational institutes, most recently at the Católica Global School of Law in Lisbon, the College of Europe (Bruges) and the  Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has published extensively in a number of areas of EC/EU law, particularly institutional law.