Petra is a doctoral researcher at University College, Oxford, and a Peter Birks Scholar. She is a Tutor in EU Law at Wadham College, Oxford. Her research interests include EU (constitutional and private) law and comparative private law. Her thesis is concerned with effective judicial protection and damages in EU law. It is supervised by Professor Stephen Weatherill (jointly with Professor Stefan Vogenauer until September 2015, when he assumed a position at another institution). 

She completed Magister Juris at University College, Oxford (2012) with distinction. Before commencing her DPhil, she worked at the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg and at Higher (Appellate) Court in Ljubljana. Her publications include articles and chapters on various topics linked to EU law. She is one of the convenors of the EU Law Discussion Group at Oxford. In the academic year 2014/15, she was a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. In Michaelmas Term 2016, she is a Visiting Student/Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence under the mentorship of Professor Hans-W. Micklitz. 

Her research is funded by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund and the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford (the Peter Birks Memorial Scholarship).  


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  • P Weingerl, 'Paula Giliker, The Europeanisation of English Tort Law' (2017) 54 Common Market Law Review 658 [Review]
  • P Weingerl, 'An Essay on the Cross-border Transfer of a Company’s Real Seat' (2017) 134 Pravnik 71
  • P Weingerl, 'The Implementation of the Antitrust Damages Directive in Slovenia: Tensions with the (Lurking) Preventive Character of Liability in Damages?' (2016) 8 LeXonomica 139
  • P Weingerl and V Trstenjak (eds), The Influence of Human Rights and Basic Rights in Private Law (Springer 2016)
  • P Weingerl, 'The Implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive in Slovenia – ‘Information, Termination, No Hidden Costs’' in Rudolf Welser (ed), Die Umsetzung der Verbraucherrechte-Richtlinie in den Staaten Zentral- und Osteuropas (Manz 2015)
  • P Weingerl, 'Civil Liability in the EU: Exploring the Implications of the Recent Case Law and Legislation on Causal Link' (2014) 6 European Journal of Commercial Contract Law 62


Research Interests

EU constitutional law, EU private law, comparative private law, consumer protection law, European Union law

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European Union Law

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