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Anna Wallerman Ghavanini

Senior Lecturer

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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Anna Wallerman Ghavanini

Anna Wallerman is an associate professor of EU Law at the University of Gothenburg and a senior lecturer in procedural law. She holds an LL D from the University of Gothenburg (2015), and has previously held positions at the European University Institute and the University of Zurich as well as visiting professorships at the universities of Vienna and Bern. Anna specializes in civil procedure and EU law. Her research interests lie in the interrelation between the European and national judiciaries, and she is particularly interested in judicial decision-making and the role of courts and judges in modern democratic society. Anna is the convenor of the research group on procedural law at the Law Department at the University of Gothenburg. Her teaching includes procedural and EU law at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as the supervision and examination of master theses in these subjects.

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Research areas

  • Civil procedure
  • EU law
  • Legal Empirical Studies
  • Judicial Politics

Research in progress

  • Separation of Powers in 21st Century Europe (SepaRope), 2020-09 – 2023-08 The CJEU Database Project, 2019-01 - 2024-08
  • IUROPA (the CJEU Database project), 2019-01 - 2024-12
  • Judicial Politics in Scandinavia, 2020-01 - 2022-12
  • The Scandinavian Rights Revolution, 2018-01 - 2021-12
  • As you sow, so shall you reap? The influence of the referring court in the preliminary reference procedure, 2017-09 - 2021-05

Teaching areas

  • Procedural law
  • EU law

Selected publications

C Eckes, P Leino Sandberg and A Wallerman Ghavanini, ‘Conceptual framework for the project Separation of Powers for 21st Century Europe (SepaRope)’ Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2021-01, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No 2021-06,

A Wallerman Ghavanini, ‘Power Talk: Effects of Inter-Court Disagreement on Legal Reasoning in the Preliminary Reference Procedure’ 5 European Papers – A Journal on Law and Integration 2020, pp 887–910,

A Wallerman Ghavanini, ‘Procedural Autonomy in Sweden: Is Materielle Prozessleitung the Answer?’, in B Krans and A Nylund (eds), Procedural Autonomy Across Europe. Intersentia 2020, pp 203–227,

U Šadl and A Wallerman, ‘’The Referring Court Asks, in Essence’: Is the Court of Justice’s Reformulation of Preliminary Questions a Decision Writing Fixture or a Decision-Making Approach?’, 25 European Law Journal 2019, pp 416–433,

A Wallerman, ‘Can Two Walk Together, Except They Be Agreed? Preliminary References and (the Erosion of) National Procedural Autonomy’, 44 European Law Review 2019, pp 159–177,