Clara Rauchegger, Mag Mag (Innsbruck) LLM Ph.D. (Cambridge), is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Innsbruck. 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 Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall), where she also completed an LLM with First Class Honours. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the interaction of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and national constitutional rights.
Clara’s expertise lies in European Union law, with a particular focus on EU fundamental rights protection and technology regulation. She is currently working on several inter-related projects on the governance of intermediary online platforms in the EU. In 2019, her project on online hate speech and disinformation won the Eduard Wallnöfer Award. As a member of the Digital Science Center of the University of Innsbruck, she examines digital innovation from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Clara has published widely, including in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Common Market Law Review, the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, or the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. Her research has attracted awards from various institutions, including the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Austrian Science Fund, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
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.
Personal academic website: https://www.uibk.ac.at/theorie-recht/team/rauchegger/index.html.en
University of Innsbruck