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Dr Davor Jancic, LLB (Novi Sad), LLM (Amsterdam), PhD (Utrecht)


Lecturer in Law

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 3166
Room Number: Mile End


Dr Davor Jancic is a Lecturer at the Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London and teaches EU Law, Public Law and Elements of Contract Law. He was previously Senior Researcher in EU Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague and a British Academy Newton Fellow at the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, where he taught courses in constitutional, European and human rights law. Dr Jancic holds a PhD in European constitutional law from Utrecht University and his doctorate analysed the role of national parliaments in EU decision making. He obtained his LLM in International and European Law cum laude from the University of Amsterdam and his LLB summa cum laude from the University of Novi Sad.

Dr Jancic has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for European Studies of Sciences Po Paris (2009), LSE Law Department (2009), Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Lisbon (2010), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2011-2012, and the School of Leadership at the University of Johannesburg (2016).

In 2011, Dr Jancic won the Europe Award from the Montesquieu Institute, The Hague, and in 2010 an Honourable Mention from the Ius Commune Research School for an article published in Columbia Journal of European Law. In addition, Dr Jancic frequently participates in public engagement and policy-related consultancy.

From 2014-2016, Dr Jancic acted as a Guest Co-Editor of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy for a Special Issue on parliamentary diplomacy.

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  • National Parliaments in the EU. This project evaluates the evolution of the role of national parliaments in the European Union after the Lisbon treaty and the euro crisis in order to assess the extent they exhibit resilience or resignation in the constitutional setup of the EU. Following up on a conference I organised at LSE in April 2015, the project expanded into a book which I am editing with OUP (2017).
  • Parliamentary Diplomacy. As a rising phenomenon in international politics, elected officials have been shaping a role for themselves in the globalised world. This project analyses the international functions of parliaments and parliamentarians in European and global governance. Grounded in a Special Issue I co-edited for the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, the project has expanded into a co-edited volume with Brill Publishing (2017).
  • Transatlantic Relations. I am working on a series of projects including:
    • the roles of the US Congress, the European Parliament and national parliaments in the negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP);
    • financial services regulation in EU-US relations, which is part of a broader research project on the institutionalisation of transatlantic relations.

Examples of research funding:

  • Newton International Fellowship (2013-2014), awarded by the British Academy and Royal Society for postdoctoral research at LSE
  • Max Planck Postdoc Research Fellowship, awarded by Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2011-2012)
  • Wiarda Research Fellowship of Utrecht University (2009), awarded for doctoral research at LSE.



Books and special issues

Chapters in books

PhD Supervision

Davor Jancic welcomes proposals for doctoral supervision in the following areas:

  • Parliamentary affairs in European integration, regional and global governance
  • Democracy in Europe/European Union
  • EU decision making and EU governance
  • EU economic and financial governance
  • Comparative constitutional law (potential focus on executive-legislative relations)
  • Institutional aspects of EU foreign affairs
  • Transatlantic relations (e.g. EU-US, EU-Canada).

Public Engagement

Public engagement and consultancy

Press, policy papers and blogs

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