Melita Carević (LL.M. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ph.D Zagreb) is an associate professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “EU Global Leadership in the Rule of Law”, where she teaches European Public Law, EU Internal Market Law and EU Climate Change Law at the graduate level, and EU Internal Market Law and EU Competition Law at the post-graduate level. She is also the holder of the Jean Monnet Module “Climate Change Law in the EU”, which runs from 2022 until 2025.
She graduated magna cum laude in 2008 from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law among the 1% of the best students in her generation and received a Special Rector’s Award during her studies. In 2011, as a recipient of the Grotius fellowship, she earned an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and in 2015 her doctoral degree from the University of Zagreb Law School with the thesis “European Union climate change regulation and its impact on global standard-setting“. She joined the Department of EU law in 2009 as a research assistant. In 2014 she completed an internship at the Court of Justice of the EU at the chambers of Judge Siniša Rodin and was a visitor at the chambers of Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston. In 2016 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law. She passed the Croatian bar exam in 2018. She has held a number of life-long learning workshops on EU law for Croatian judges, public prosecutors and lawyers. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy. Dr. Carević currently serves as the head of the Doctoral Programme in EU Law at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, as the deputy head of the Postgraduate Programme in EU Law and as the vice-president of the Croatian Society for European Law. She is a member of the European GreenDeal-Net and of the Croatian Society for Competition Law and since February 2023 of the Working group for the drafting of the position on the Regulation establishing the Union certification framework for carbon removals at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia.
Her research focuses on EU climate change law, EU environmental law, EU internal market law and EU competition law.