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Samo joined the Law School in Autumn 2013 to work on the ERC funded project ‘The Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance’ in the team of Professor Anneli Albi. Before coming to Kent, Samo completed both his Law degree as well as his doctoral degree at the University of Ljubljana. His doctoral thesis explored comparative practice in the review of constitutionality. At the University of Ljubljana, Samo also taught Constitutional Law and European Constitutional Law and co-ordinated the Legal Clinic for Refugees and Foreigners. After passing his state exam, Samo worked as a legal adviser at the Slovenian Ministry of Justice, where he was involved in legislation drafting and preparing briefs for the Constitutional Court.

In 2012-2013, Samo was a Fulbright funded Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor. At Michigan, Samo served as the co-convenor of an online symposium focusing on the adjudication of the financial crisis, hosted by the Michigan Journal of International Law.

Samo’s research interests are in the field of (comparative) constitutional law, especially judicial review, global constitutionalism, constitutional issues of European integration and refugee and migration law.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Fahey, E. and Bardutzky, S. (2013). Judicial Review of Eurozone Law: The Adjudication of Postnational Norms in the EU Courts, Plural – A Case Study of the European Stability Mechanism. European Integration Through Law: Judicial Review of the Eurozone Crisis in European National, Regional and Supranational Courts [Online] 2013:101-111. Available at:
Bardutzky, S. (2010). The Strasbourg Court on the Dayton Constitution: Judgment in the case of Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 22 December 2009. European Constitutional Law Review [Online] 6:309-333. Available at:
Book section
Bardutzky, S. and Fahey, E. (2014). Who Got to Adjudicate the EU's Financial Crisis and Why? Judicial Review of the Legal Instruments of the Eurozone. in: Adams, M., Fabbrini, F. and Larouche, P. eds. The Constitutionalization of European Budgetary Constraints. Hart Publishing, pp. 341-358. Available at:
Bardutzky, S. and Zagorc, S. (2013). Slowenien. in: Dörr, O. ed. Staatshaftung in Europa: Nationales und Unionsrecht. De Gruyter, pp. 661-700. Available at:
Zagorc, S. and Bardutzky, S. (2010). The application of the EU law in Slovenia: teething troubles of the blue-eyed boy. in: Lazowski, A. ed. The Application of EU Law in the New Member States : Brave New World. T.M.C. Asser Press.
Edited book
Albi, A. and Bardutzky, S. eds. (2016). The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance. [Online]. T.M.C. Asser Press. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 6 [See all in KAR]
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