Doctoral Candidate and assistant at Cambridge Unversity
Researcher, Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law (CIDP)
Ana Júlia Maurício completed a Degree in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and a Master of Law (LLM) at the University of Cambridge. She is currently concluding a PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge.
During the Degree in Law, Ana Júlia Maurício received Merit Scholarships from the University of Lisbon, and her article on the principle of proportionality under European Union law was awarded the Prémio em Homenagem do Professor Doutor Jorge Miranda (Professor Doctor Jorge Miranda’s Prize).
Ana Júlia Maurício concluded the Master in Law (LLM) at the University of Cambridge with a European Union Law specialisation, obtaining the highest grade (First Class). She wrote a thesis for the Public Law course on the issue of administrative acts based on laws subsequently declared unconstitutional with generally binding force by the Portuguese Constitutional Court.
Her PhD research fits in the areas of European Union Law and Comparative Administrative Law (Portuguese, French and English), and she works under the supervision of Professor John Bell and Doctor Alicia Hinarejos. Ana Júlia Maurício examines the issue of Member States’ Public Administrations non-compliance with European Union law, using State aid as principal case study. The research project analyses this issue from a European Union law perspective, and it also explores how the issue is approached at the national level by the administrative authorities and courts. It aims to understand how these actors portray their role in applying European Union law. The Member States selected for the purposes of this project are Portugal, France and the United Kingdom, in which Ana Júlia Maurício has conducted interviews with the relevant actors. She was a visiting researcher at Sciences Po in Paris in 2013, conducting her research under the supervision of Professor Jean-Bernard Auby at the Chaire Mutations de l’Action Publique et du Droit Public.
Ana Júlia Maurício has received several awards, and has a Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia PhD Studentship. She has participated in many international conferences — for example, at the FIDE Congress in Copenhagen, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Trinity College Dublin, University of Maastricht, University of Luxemburg and University of Durham — and has published journal articles. Ana Júlia Maurício has been Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, teaching assistant in the Master of Law’s Competition Law course at the University of Cambridge, and she is a member of the Academic Review Board of the Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon Law Review).