Dr Clara Rauchegger
Mag Mag (Innsbruck) LLM PhD (Cambridge)
Assistant Professor

Department of European Law and Public International Law
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

Room 3036
Tel.: +43 512 507-81507

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Mag. Mag. Dr. Clara Rauchegger, LLM (Cambridge)


Dr Clara Rauchegger is an Assistant Professor of EU law ("Universitätsassistentin") at the University of Innsbruck. Previously she was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence for two years.

She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she was a scholar of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council. She further holds an LLM in EU Law from the University of Cambridge (First Class Honours) and Magister degrees in Law and in French from the University of Innsbruck (both with Distinction).

Clara’s expertise lies in EU law, comparative constitutional law and law and technology.

Prior to her PhD, she worked at the Representation of Tyrol to the EU, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Research Interests

  • EU constitutional law, with a particular focus on the Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Relationship between EU law and national law of the Member States
  • Regulation of intermediary online platforms and digital technology in the EU
  • Automated processing of legal texts

Recent Publications

  • Rauchegger Clara/Wallerman Anna (ed), The Eurosceptic Challenge: National Implementation and Interpretation of EU Law (Hart Publishing 2019) (link).
  • Rauchegger Clara, Artificial Intelligence Approaches to the Analysis of Case Law: The Data-Driven Future of Empirical Legal Research, in Burger et al (ed), Recht und Sprache (Jan Sramek 2019) 23.
  • Rauchegger Clara, National Constitutional Rights and the Primacy of EU Law: M.A.S., Common Market Law Review 2018, 1521 (open access).
  • Rauchegger Clara, The Bundesverfassungsgericht’s Human Dignity Review: Solange III and its Application in Subsequent Case Law, in Lorenza Violini/Antonia Baraggia (ed), The Fragmented Landscape of Fundamental Rights Protection in Europe: The Role of Judicial and Non-Judicial Actors (Edward Elgar 2018) 94 (open access).


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