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Katarina Emeršič graduated at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 2014 with the thesis »Argument of human dignity in slovene (constitutional) jurisprudence« under the mentorship of akad. prof. dr. Marijan Pavčnik. In 2016, she completed postgraduate studies with honors at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana defending her master thesis »The right to water in international law« under the mentorship of prof. dr. Vasilka Sancin. In 2015 and 2016, she also received three awards and commendations for her outstanding achievements in extracurricular activities awarded only to the best students by the Senate of the Faculty of Law.

During her studies she spent a winter semester in the 4th year at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense. She was a member of the Faculty of Law’s team at the international competition Concours européen des droits de l’homme René Cassin held entirely in French, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She was also a member of the team at the World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which was carried out in English and French at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Both teams were in the semifinals of the competitions. Last but not least, she also received two awards at the competition Model United Nations, which was held at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN in Rome.

In 2015, she was working as a legal adviser at the EU delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and was among other things responsible for reporting on developments in the committees of legal experts and issued judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. In 2016, she was a legal adviser at the interstate organization Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean in Malta. During this time she also participated in the LGBT legal counseling office, where she advised LGBT persons and provided them with information on their legal status and legal channels to assert their rights. In November 2016, she joined the Law Firm Pirc Musar & Partners.

Katarina is fluent in English, French and Italian.