Vilija is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law. She teaches undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law and EU Law. She also leads seminars in Law and Public Policy for students reading for the MPP degree at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
Previously, she was Emile Noël Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017–2018) at the Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law.
Vilija completed her DPhil in EU Law in 2017 at the University of Oxford, thanks to the Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholarship and Oxford Law Faculty funding. During her doctorate, she also held a lectureship in EU Law, teaching at five colleges at the University of Oxford.
Vilija's research interests include public law and EU constitutional law. Her DPhil thesis examined the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union in shaping the EU’s constitutional order. It was supervised by Prof. Stephen Weatherill and Prof. Anne Davies.
As a Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholar, Vilija graduated with Distinction from the Magister Juris (2012) and from the MPhil in Law (2013). Her MPhil thesis focused on the status of the right to strike in the EU after accession to the European Convention on Human Rights.
Vilija completed her Bachelor of Laws (2008) and Master in International Law (2010) degrees at the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she graduated first in her class for both degrees.