Leon Žganec-Brajša was born in 1995 in Zagreb. He finished primary school, primary music school and grammar school in Varaždin. He graduated in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb with the degree summa cum laude. Moreover, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the same University. During his studies, he was awarded two Rector’s awards (for a paper titled “Passage through straits using as an example Russian-Ukrainian relations regarding the Sea of Azov” and participation in a project), and the Dean’s Award (for a paper titled “Advanced Directives and Parental Care”) and Award for the excellence in studies on multiple occasions during law studies. The ”Zlatko Crnić” Foundation and the University of Zagreb both provided scholarships for him during his studies.

Since 2021 he has been employed as a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Public International Law. He is enrolled in a PhD programme in public and private international law and in the joint PhD programme “Human Rights, Society and Multi-Level Governance”. He spent one semester at the University of Padua, Italian Republic. Moreover, he has conducted short term stays abroad.

Until now, he has published a few papers in scientific journals and presented a few conference papers. Occasionally, he publishes shorter pieces and articles on international law topics.

He is interested in the topics of general international law and especially those of international legal personality of states, the relationship between international law and climate change, human rights and history of international law.

He is also involved in theatre criticism and publishes regularly in that regard in Croatian printed and electronic media.

Apart from Croatian (mother tongue), he speaks English, French, German, Italian and Slovenian at various levels of proficiency.