W&L Hosts Jurij Toplak Toplak is a constitutional scholar and election law expert at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.
Washington and Lee University will host Jurij Toplak, a constitutional scholar and election law expert at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, on Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Toplak’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Are European Courts Becoming Authoritarian?”
“Dr. Toplak has written extensively on elections around the world and in Eastern Europe,” said Mark Rush, director of the Center for International Education. “His talk on European courts will offer unique perspectives on the region’s political and judicial development as well as the impact of the expansion of the European Union.”
Toplak also serves as co-chair of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Freedom of Expression research group.
Since 2006, he has been a board member of the International Political Science Association Political Finance and Political Corruption Research Committee. He is currently vice chair of the group.
“It is exciting to welcome such a globally oriented legal scholar to campus as we inaugurate the new Law, Justice, and Society program,” said Rush.