dr. sc. Nika Bačić Selanec
dr. sc.
Nika Bačić Selanec

Nika Bačić Selanec has been working at the Department of European Public Law since 2015. She graduated law at the same university in 2012, and obtained her LL.M. degree at the University of Michigan Law School in 2014 as Hugo Grotius Fellow, having received a full scholarship, a certificate of merit, and a Kouba prize for best paper on European integration. In 2016, she worked as a stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the EU, in the cabinets of Judge Siniša Rodin and Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston. In 2018, she was a Grotius Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School. Under a joint mentorship of professor Iris Goldner Lang, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law, and professor Daniel Halberstam, University of Michigan Law School, she defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “A Realist Account of EU Citizenship” in front of an international defence committee in Zagreb on 5 March 2019 (summa cum laude).

 

Her academic interests and expertise include EU constitutional law, judicial methodologies and theories of adjudication, EU citizenship and migration law. She participated in a number of conferences and published a number of articles or book chapters on these topics. Her work was published in top journals in EU legal scholarship, such as the European Law Review, European Constitutional Law Review and Common Market Law Review. Her ELRev article on recognition of same-sex marriages of EU citizens was cited by Advocate General Wathelet in his Opinion in Case C-673/16 Coman; while her CYELP article on the EU’s response to the refugee crisis was awarded an Odysseus Network special recognition for outstanding young researchers’ publication in EU asylum and immigration law.

 

At the University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law, she teaches an undergraduate course and seminar on general EU law, a graduate course on EU legal architecture and postgraduate courses on general principles of EU law and methodology of EU law. She also teaches EU constitutional law and internal market law at the master-level programme of the University of Zagreb - Faculty of Political Sciences.

 

Nika participated in a number of international academic projects. Currently, she is an academic staff member of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence “EU Global Leadership in the Rule of Law” (most notably as the principal holder of the graduate course on EU constitutional law) and a research assistant at the UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of People, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue. Previously, she was also an academic staff member of Jean Monnet Chair 'Global Effects of EU Law' at the University of Zagreb, as well as the Croatian expert team member in the international Odysseus Jean Monnet Network for Immigration and Asylum (project holder: Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)) and the ACTIONES project (Active Charter Training through Interaction Of National ExperienceS; project holder: European University Institute).

 

Since 2017, she is an Executive Editor of the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (CYELP), declared the best law journal in Croatia by SCOPUS in 2020. In 2020, she was also elected as President of the Croatian European Union Studies Association (CEUSA, Croatian affiliate of ECSA).

 

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Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

The Rule of Law and Adjudication of the Court of Justice of the EU

Bačić Selanec, Nika ; Ćapeta, Tamara
2022.

Migrating with Dignity: Conceptualising Human Dignity Through EU Migration Law

Bačić Selanec, Nika ; Petrić, Davor
2021.
European constitutional law review

European Union Citizenship

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2021.

Article 79 TFEU: Common Immigration Policy – Legal and Irregular Migration

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2021.

COVID-19 and the Rule of Law in Croatia: Majoritarian or Constitutional Democracy?

Nika Bačić Selanec
2021.

Croatia’s Response to COVID-19: On Legal Form and Constitutional Safeguards in Times of Pandemic

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2020.

National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law: The Pivotal Role of National Courts in the EU Legal Order – Report for Croatia

Bačić Selanec, Nika ; Ćapeta, Tamara ; Goldner Lang, Iris ; Petrić, Davor
2020.
XXIX FIDE Congress in The Hague

A Realist Account of European Union Citizenship

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2019.

Between a formalist and a realist jurisprudence in the EU

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2019.
Opening the Black Box of Precedent and Case-Based Reasoning

When the Rule Runs Out: Dealing with Indeterminacy in EU Citizenship Law’

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2018.
16th Jean Monnet Seminar: ‘Blame it on Brussels – EU Law and Distributive Effects of Globalisation

Between a Positivist and a Realist Jurisprudence on EU Citizenship

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2018.
University of Michigan Law School SJD Colloquium

Re-adjusting the Scope of European Union Citizenship in a Time of Crisis: a Tainted Compromise

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2017.
Međunarodna znanstvena konferencija ‘Procedural aspects of EU law’

Who is a ”Spouse” Under the Citizens’ Rights Directive? The Prospect of Mutual Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in the EU

Bačić Selanec, Nika ; Bell, Chloe
2016.
European Law Review

Division of Competences and Regulatory Powers Between the EU and the Member States - National Report: Croatia

Ćapeta, Tamara ; Bačić Selanec, Nika
2016.
FIDE XXVII Congress

Critique of EU Refugee Crisis Management: On Law, Policy, and Decentralization

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2016.
'Young Scholars’ Conference: Law on the Move /// 2. UNESCO konferencija 'Refugees: Regional Approaches to Global Challenges'+

A Critique of EU Refugee Crisis Management : On Law, Policy and Decentralisation

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2015.
Croatian yearbook of European law & policy

Report on the Conference “Teaching EU Law”

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2015.
Zagrebačka pravna revija

Testing the Limits of Free Movement of Persons: The Case for Mutual Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2015.
UNESCO konferencija 'Current Issues in EU Migration, Asylum and Free Movement Law'

Dublin Regulation and the Problems of the Frontline Member States of the European Union

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2013.

Asylum Policy in Europe : The Competences of the European Union and Inefficiency of the Dublin System

Bačić Selanec, Nika
2012.
Croatian yearbook of European law & policy