Vilija is a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and a Weidenfeld Scholar. Her research interests include EU constitutional law, and the interplay between the Internal Market and social policy. Her DPhil thesis is concerned with the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union in shaping the EU’s constitutional order. It is supervised by Prof. Anne Davies and Prof. Stephen Weatherill.
Before commencing her DPhil, Vilija graduated from the Mjur with distinction in 2012 and MPhil in Law in 2013. She was awarded the Weidenfeld Scholarship for both degrees, as well as for her doctorate. Vilija's 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 Masters in International Law (2010) at the Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she graduated first in her class for both degrees.