SMUL Council
prof. Urška Velikonja, Georgetown University Law, President

Urška VelikonjaProfessor Urška Velikonja graduated first in her class at the University of Ljubljana School of Law in 2002. After graduating, she went to the University of Harvard, USA, where she received her LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 2003. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009. Upon completion of her PhD, she worked at various academic positions at the University of Maryland and at the Emory University in Atlanta. Later she received invitations for guest lectures with two schools - the University of Chicago during the Fall 2015 term and the Duke University during the Spring 2016 term.

She is currently a full-time professor at the Law School of the University of Georgetown, Washington, USA. There she teaches economic and contract Law, while investigating the field of economic crime, in particular as regards the public prosecution of violations of capital trading rules. She writes primarily about securities regulation and enforcement. Her researches are published in the best US legal journals, including the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and many other journals. Professor Velikonja’s work is regularly discussed by regulators and has been featured in major newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Financial Times and other media.

In June 2017, Professor Velikonja was elected the Inaugural President of the University of Ljubljana Global Alumni and Associates Network (SMUL). The key motivation behind her involvement in SMUL is the recognition of the importance of internationalisation and networking in Higher Education and Research. As an alumnus of the University of Ljubljana, Professor Velikonja is eager to engage in an increasingly global network of its current and past staff and students.