17th Dubrovnik Seminar - The Rule of Law in the EU and the US

17th Dubrovnik Jean Monnet Seminar ‘Advanced Issues of European Law’

Topic: ‘The Rule of Law in the EU and the USA’

14-18 April 2019

Inter University Center, Dubrovnik





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 limited to:

  • 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
  • the main 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-career academics.



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 jmseminar.dubrovnik@gmail.com.


Accepted candidates will be invited to submit their papers for publication in the Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy (coming out in December 2019).



A limited number of grants will be available.


Participating faculty

Michal Bobek, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union

Monica Claes, Maastricht University

Tamara Ćapeta, University of Zagreb

Piet Eeckhout, UCL European Institute (tbc)

Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb

Zdeněk Kühn, Charles Univeristy, Prague

Adam Łazowski, University of Westminster

Tamara Perišin, University of Zagreb

Donald Regan, University of Michigan

Siniša Rodin, Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union 



For submitting paper proposals and CVs please, as well as for all information about the Seminar, please contact us at jmseminar.dubrovnik@gmail.com.



The Dubrovnik Seminar is organized by the EU Law Department of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law. The seminar is financed with the support of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, the Erasmus+ Programme and several Croatian law offices.