Senior Lecturer in Law, Middlesex School of Law in London
Damjan Kukovec is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a Co-Leader of the PhD Programme at Middlesex School of Law in London. Before joining the Middlesex faculty, Dr Kukovec taught at Harvard Law School, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Kent Law School in Brussels, University of Ljubljana School of Law and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He graduated first in his class at University of Ljubljana School of Law and earned his LL.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.
He has practised, among others, at the Legal Service of the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He successfully pleaded numerous cases before the European Court of Justice. He has published in leading US law reviews, in peer reviewed journals and is currently working on his third chapter contribution to a book, to be published by Cambridge University Press. He was recently appointed Senior Lecturer at Middlesex School of Law in London.
Prior to entering academia, Dr Kukovec practised for the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels. He represented the Commission in front of the European Court of Justice in references for preliminary rulings, infringement proceedings, and direct actions. He successfully argued numerous cases concerning the free movement of goods and services, public procurement, and automotive, chemicals, and environmental legislation.
Also, he practised at the European Court of Justice, and clerked for the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, drafting historic decisions including Fofana—Illegal Delegation of Powers by UN and Norman—Child Recruitment.