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Enhancing the Global Rule of Law

C|M|LAW Partners with the Republic of Slovenia

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will work with the Republic of Slovenia to enhance understanding of governmental systems and the rule of law and increase research and educational exchanges between the two nations.

John Plecnik, an associate professor of law at CSU, has been awarded a bilateral grant from the Public Research Agency  of Slovenia to support an international faculty and research exchange between CSU and the Graduate School of Government and European Studies in Ljubljana. The two-year project will focus on the rule of law in the constitutional systems of Slovenia and the United States, and will include faculty visits to each institution, presentations to students and community members on the latest research in the field and discussion of additional partnership opportunities between the two universities.

The effort will be conducted in partnership with Graduate School of Government and European Studies faculty members Matej Avbelj and Jernej Letnar Černič. Plecnik’s research focuses on the intersection of taxation and public policy, and his work on constitutional law has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States. Avbelj’s scholarship analyzes democracy and the rule of law with an emphasis on the European Union, while Černič’s focuses on political systems, constitutional law and international law.

The Republic of Slovenia was founded in 1991, following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.