Vilija Vėlyvytė

British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow


Vilija is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law. Her research interests include EU constitutional and internal market law, public law, and human rights with a focus on socio-economic rights.

As a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford, Vilija has taught undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law and EU Law. She has also led seminars in Law and Public Policy for students reading for the MPP degree at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Previously, Vilija 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 (2017) at the University of Oxford, thanks to the Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholarship and Oxford Law Faculty funding. 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.

During her doctorate, Vilija held a lectureship in EU Law, teaching at five colleges at the University of Oxford. She also spent a semester at the University of Michigan as Michigan Grotius Research Fellow.

As a Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholar, Vilija graduated with Distinction from the Magister Juris (2012) and 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 at the top of her class for both degrees. After graduation, she held a position as a Lecturer of International Law at Mykolas Romeris University and later worked as a stagiaire at the Legal Service of the European Commission.

Vilija is also a mom of two little girls, who take most of her spare time. In the rare moments of being by herself, Vilija enjoys dancing, swimming and running.



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