The Rule of Law in the EU and the USA

14 – 19 April 2019   print this page

Course directors:

Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Adam Lazowski, University of Westminster, Germany
Sigmar Stadlmeier, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Marise Cremona, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Course description:

The 17th session of the Jean Monnet Seminar will focus on the topic “The Rule of Law in the EU and the USA”.

Paper proposals may cover a variety of topics including, but not limitedto:

• the understanding of the concept of the rule of law by different actors: political institutions at the supranational, international and national level, courts, and citizens,

• comparative approaches to the concept of the rule of law,

• the practical use of the ‘rule of law’,

• the role of different institutions and the instruments for upholding the rule of law,

• the role of courts, especially the Court of Justice of the European Union, in safeguarding the rule law,

• the rule of law as applied to courts, and

• themain causes of the rule of law crisis in the EU and the USA and its repercussions on the global level.

Structure of the Seminar

The Seminar entails two parts – talks by prominent speakers (professors and CJEU members) and presentations by PhD candidates and early-careeracademics.


Organisers welcome junior researchers interested in presenting a paper dealing with the topic of the Seminar.Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a paper proposal (500 words max) and a CV by 31 January 2019 to


Accepted candidates will be invitedto submit their papers for publication in theCroatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy(coming out in December 2019, www.cyelp.com).


A limited number of grants will be available.

The course offers 4 ECTS for active participation in all seminar/conference events.

For more info please visit official web page:


Course lecturers:

Nika Bačić Selanec , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Melita Carević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Antonija Ivančan , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Tamara Perišin, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Michal Bobek, Court of justice of the EU, N/A
Matteo Bonelli, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ilina Cenevska, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
Monica Claes, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Dunja Duić , University of Osijek, Croatia
Francesco Luigi Gatta , UC Louvain, Belgium
Zdenek Kuhn , High Administrative Court, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Adam Łazowski, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Lisa Louwerse, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Aleksandra Markić Boban , Hanns Seidel Foundation, Croatia
Peirone Franco, Maastricht university, Netherlands
julien Miéral , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Donald Regan, University of Michigan, United States
Siniša Rodin, European Court of Justice, Croatia
Viță Viorica, European University Institute, Torino, Italy
Kristel Van Kruisbergen , Ledien University, Netherlands