Prof. Siniša Rodin

Prof. Siniša Rodin earned his Ph.D. degree from the  University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, Croatia  in 1995, and his LL.M. degree from the  University of Michigan Law School  in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1992. He specialized European Law at the  European University Institute  in Florence, Italy, and German Constitutional Law at the  Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches öeffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht  in Heidelberg, Germany. He is recepient of the University of Michigan Law School Merit Award, and the University of Zagreb Rector's Award. In 2001/2002 he was Fulbright fellow and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. Prof. Rodin is member of the  International Association of Constitutional Law  and of the European Communities Studies Association. He is author of 2 books and more then 50 research papers. Together with prof. Tamara Ćapeta he co-authored the first textbook on EU law in Croatian language. Prof. Rodin's  scientific interest includes issues of constitutional interpretation, fundamental rights and constitutional aspects of European integration. His research also focuses free movement of services.  He is member of editorial board of Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy and Zeitschrift für Öffentliches Recht. He is member of UACES and FIDE.

Prof. Rodin holds ad personam Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Zagreb, Croatia. His teaching includes a general course on EU law and an advanced course on Human Rights in the EU. He is one of the supervisors of students participating at the European Law Moot Court Competition and Central and East European Moot Court. In 2012 prof. Rodin also teaches at CEU San Pablo Madrid and as a Marc and Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell University Law School.

Prof. Rodin contributes to the Enzyklopädie des Europarechts (Nomos 2013) and currently works on the project "Judicial Application of International Law in Southeast Europe", to be published by Springer Verlag in 2013.

Since July 1, 2013 Siniša Rodin serves as a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union.


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Prof. Siniša Rodin doktorirao je na Pravnom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu 1995. godine. Magistrirao je na University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1992. godine. Specijalizirao je europsko pravo na Sveučilišnom Institutu u Firenci, a njemačko ustavno pravo na Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches öeffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht u Heidelbergu. Dobitnik je University of Michigan Law School Merit Award, te Rektorove nagrade Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. 2001/2002 kao Fulbright Visiting Scholar radi na Harvard Law School. Član je  International Association of Constitutional Law  i European Communities Studies Association. Autor je 2 knjige i više od 50 znanstvenih radova, a zajedno s prof. Tamarom Ćapeta objavio je prvi udžbenik prava Europske unije na hrvatskom jeziku. Glavni znanstveni interes uključuje ustavnu interpretaciju, temeljna prava, te ustavne aspekte europskog integracijskog procesa. Bavi se i istraživanjem slobode pružanja usluga. Član je uredništva znanstvenih časopisa Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy i Zeitschrift für Öffentliches Recht. Član je UACES (University Association of Contemporary European Studies) i FIDE (Fédération Internationalle de droit européen).

Prof. Rodin je predstojnik Jean Monnet Katedre za Europsko javno pravo na Pravnom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, a od 2011. godine nositelj ad personam Jean Monnet katedre. U 2012. godini predaje kao gostujući profesor na CEU San Pablo, Madrid i na Cornell University Law School kao Marc and Beth Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Prof. Rodin je autor-suradnik Enzyklopädie des Europarechts (Nomos 2013) i voditelj  projekta "Judicial Application of International Law in Southeast Europe" i urednik istoimene knjige, Springer Verlag 2013.

Od 1. srpnja 2013. Siniša Rodin obnaša dužnost suca Suda Europske unije.


Select publications

The European Union and the Western Balkans: Does the Lisbon Treaty Matter? in The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe's Role in the World, Bindi, Federiga and Angelescu, Irina (eds.), Brookings Institution Press, Washington 2012

Croatia: Developing Judicial Culture of Fundamental Rights in The Universalism of Human Rights, Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice / Arnold, Rainer (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht 2013

National Identity and Market Freedoms after the Treaty of LisbonCroatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy7 (2011)

Back to Square One - the Past, the Present and the Future of the Simmenthal Mandate in Europe's Constitutional Challenges in the Light of the Recent Case Law of National Constitutional Courts, Benyeto, José Maria and Pernice Ingolf (eds.), Nomos, Berlin 2011

Croatia in The European Convention on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Central and Eastern Europe, Hammer, Leonard and Emmert, Frank (eds.), Eleven International Publishing, The Hague 2011

European Benchmarking and National Interpretation - Is the Bologna Process a "magyaron narancs"? in Die Offene Methode der Koordinierung in der Europäischen Union / Bodiroga-Vukobrat, Nada, Sander, Gerald and Barić, Sanja (eds.), Verlag Dr. Kovač, Hamburg 2010

Functions of Judicial Opinions and the New Member States in The Legitimacy of Highest Courts' Rulings, Judicial Deliberations and Beyond / Nick Hulls, Maurice Adams and Jacco Bomhoff (eds.), Asser Press, Den Haag, 2009

Scope of the Services Directive 123/2006 in Internal Market for Services, Rajko Knez (ed.), Maribor 2009

Balancing Free Market and Fundamental Rights in a Post-Communist European State – A Mission Impossible? // Ceci n'est pas une Constitution - Constitutionalisation without a Constitution? / Ingolf Pernice/ Evgeni Tanchev (eds.) Nomos, Berlin 2008


Discourse, authority and making of the Constitution for Europe in EU constitution: the best way forward?, Curtin, D. ; Kellermann, A.E. ; Blockmans, S. (eds.), Asser Press, Den Haag, 2005