Towards invention of Dworkin’s Hercules?

10 July 2017
Maja Brkan in Law

How would a world look like in which judicial decisions would not be taken by judges, but by intelligent machines? Or where, at least, those machines would serve as a crucial decision support for judges – or perhaps even simply law clerks – to take judicial decision?

Maja Brkan

Maja Brkan is Associate Professor of EU law at the Faculty of law of Maastricht University.

She graduated in 2003 with distinction from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and obtained an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 2004. In 2007, she was awarded a PhD in EU law from University of Ljubljana. She also holds a Diploma of the Academy of European Law. Before moving to Maastricht, she worked as référéndaire at the Court of justice of the EU (2007-2013).

Maja Brkan's research interests comprise the fields of data protection and protection of privacy in an electronic environment and the impact of artificial intelligence on the society and on the role of the profession of lawyers. Her research approach seeks to analyse these fields from the perspective of EU fundamental rights as well as from the point of view of the interplay with other fields, such as private international law and consumer protection law in the EU. Her other research interests include EU constitutional law, competition law and EU procedural law. She published in reputed journals specialising in these topics and presented her work on conferences in Europe and USA (see video presentation at International Conference on Society and Information Technology in Orlando, Florida:

Maja Brkan is a scholar of the Maastricht Centre for European Law and a member of the Ius Commune Research School. She is a member of several professional associations, such as UACES and SECOLA, as well as a fellow and a Council member of the European Law Institute.

She is a coordinator for the course The Law of European Institutions at the University College Maastricht as well as a tutor for European Union Law: Foundations at Maastricht University and Hasselt University. In the past, she also taught European competition law, EU external relations law and Law of the internal market.She also coached students for the European Law Moot Court competition in academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 where the students achieved first and second places respectively.