Dr Clara Rauchegger
Mag Mag (Innsbruck) LLM PhD (Cambridge)
Senior 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 Senior Assistant Professor of EU Law and Digital Technology Law. 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 her Habilitation project on the governance of intermediary online platforms in the EU. At the University of Innsbruck, she is a member of the Digital Science Center, a new research center that examines digital innovation from an interdisciplinary perspectve.

Clara has won several prestigious research awards, including the University of Innsbruck France Focus Award, the Eduard Wallnöfer Award and the Research Award of the City of Innsbruck.

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

  • EU constitutional law (EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, general principles of EU law, relationship between EU law and national law, judicial protection)

  • Implementation and interpretation of EU law in the Member States, in particular by national (constitutional) courts

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

  • Interdisciplinary research on digital innovation

Publications and Presentations

A list of publications is available here.

A list of presentations is available here.


  • ERA-PerMed - ERA-Net for personalised medicine (ArtiPro consortium)

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

  • Austrian Science Fund FWF (Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship)

  • UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (DTP Fellowship)

  • Austrian Academy of Sciences ÖAW (DOC Fellowship)

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


  • Research Award of the City of Innsbruck

  • Eduard Wallnöfer Award

  • Rotary Club Innsbruck Award for outstanding academic achievements

  • University of Cambridge St Edmund’s College Award for First Class LLM degree

  • University of Innsbruck France Focus Award

  • Winner of the Austrian Federal Language Competition in French


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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