Dr Clara Rauchegger
Mag Mag (Innsbruck) LLM PhD (Cambridge)
Assistant Professor of European Union Law and Digital Technology Law

 University of Innsbruck, Innrain 15, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
 +43 512 507 39758

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Dr Clara Rauchegger is a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She joined the University of Innsbruck from the European University Institute in Florence, where she was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow for two years.

She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a member of Trinity Hall. At the University of Cambridge, Clara also served as Managing Editor of the Cambridge International Law Journal.

Clara’s expertise lies in European Union law, with a particular focus on fundamental rights protection and technology regulation. She is currently working on several projects on the governance of intermediary online platforms in the EU. Her project on online hate speech and disinformation won the Eduard Wallnöfer Award. She is a member of the Digital Science Center, a new research center at the University of Innsbruck that examines digital innovation from an interdisciplinary perspectve.

Prior to her academic career, Clara worked at the Representation of Tyrol to the EU, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Research interests

  • Fundamental rights protection (EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, ECHR, domestic constitutional rights)

  • Relationship between EU law and national law of the Member States

  • Governance of intermediary online platforms and digital technology in the EU

  • Interdisciplinary research on digital innovation

Selected publications

  • Symposium – The First Decade of the Binding EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (ed), Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2020, 205–300  (link).

  • European Fundamental Rights and Digitalisation (ed), Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 2020, Issue 6,  697–805 (with Maja Brkan and Monica Claes) (link).

  • "Injunctions to Remove Illegal Online Content under the eCommerce Directive: Glawischnig-Piesczek", Common Market Law Review 2020, 1495–1526 (with Aleksandra Kuczerawy) (link).

  • "The Charter as a Standard of Constitutional Review in the Member States", in: Michal Bobek/Jeremias Adams-Prassl (ed), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Member States , Hart Publishing 2020, 483–498 (link).

A full list of publications is available here.

A full list of presentations is available here.


  • COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (Global Digital Human Rights Network, Management Committee)

  • Austrian Science Fund (Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship)

  • UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (DTP Fellowship)

  • Austrian Academy of Sciences (DOC Fellowship)

  • Funding for various projects from Trinity Hall Cambridge, the Tyrolean Science Fund and Förderkreis 1669


Clara teaches European Union law, technology law and legal research methods for the Master degrees and the PhD degree in law. In addition, she teaches interdisciplinary courses on the law and governance of digital technology for the Minor in Digital Science and the Master in Data Science.

Since 2020 she is the is the scientific director of the winter school European IT Law and Digital Innovation.

She holds two teaching certificates: the Teaching Certificate of the University of Innsbruck and the Max Weber Teaching Certificate of the European University Institute and Humboldt University Berlin.

More information on her courses is available here.





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