Dr Aleksandra Cavoski

Birmingham Law School

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Aleksandra Cavoski’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of Environmental and EU law. She has particular interest in EU accession countries.


  • LLB - University of Belgrade, School of Law
  • MSC European Studies - London School of Economics
  • PhD in Law - University of Belgrade, School of Law


Aleksandra Cavoski joined the Birmingham Law School in September 2012. Previously she was Professor at Union University School of Law in Belgrade, Serbia and a Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia and at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. She has worked in the Ministry of Justice in Serbia and as a consultant for the World Bank, European Commission and the OSCE.


  • Environmental Law - Module leader
  • LLM Environment and Energy Law – Module leader
  • LLM Research methods - Co-ordinator
  • Legal Foundations European Union Seminar leader
  • Land Law Lecturer

Postgraduate supervision

Aleksandra Cavoski is happy to supervise postgraduate research students interested in Environmental and EU law, particularly:

  • the enforcement of EU environmental law and how it differs from the challenges of enforcement at the international level;
  • the intersection between law and science and law and language, especially in the field of environmental law.

Potential students are invited to contact Dr Cavoski via email to discuss their research proposals prior to submitting official applications.


Dr Cavoski's principal research interests are in the field of environmental law and EU law, including certain aspects of public international law. She is particularly interested in the comparative experiences in Western Balkans countries as they undergo the accession process in environmental law and policy. Aleksandra’s research interests also include the process of legal translation in the EU and challenges of translating in multilingual environments.


  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “An Assessment of Compliance Strategies in the Environmental Policy Area”, European Law Review (forthcoming in the first half of 2016);
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Interaction of Law and Language in the EU”, JoSTrans (forthcoming in July 2016, issue 26), pp. 1-18;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “A post-austerity European Commission: no role for environmental policy?”, Environmental Politics, 2015, Vol. 24, pp. 501-505;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “The Environmental Challenges of EU Enlargement: Implementing the Waste Acquis in Serbia”, Journal of European Environmental and Planning Law, Volume 11(1), 2014, pp. 49-68;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Perceptions of the European Union in Serbia”, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung dossier ‘Europe – the Final Countdown or Resurrection Time?’ within the EU “Europe for Citizens” project, June 2013.
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Revisiting the Convention on Nuclear Safety: Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident”, Asian Journal of International Law, Vol. 3(2), 2013, pp. 365-391;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Development of Environmental Law and Policy in Serbia” in Public Law in Serbia: Twenty Years After edited by Violeta Besirević, European Public Law Series, Volume CI, Esperia Publications Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 259-283;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Groundhog Day in Serbian Public Administration: Another Year of Reform”, European Review of Public Law/Revue Européenne de Droit Public, Vol. 23(4), winter/hiver Annual Review 2011, pp. 1487-1506;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Transposition of Acquis – Challenges and Difficulties Facing the Serbian Administration”, European Review of Public Law/Revue Européenne de Droit Public, Vol. 22(4) winter/hiver  Annual Review 2010, pp. 1179-1197;
  • Besirević, V and Cavoski, A, “Administration without Frontiers? Serbian Migration Law and Policy from the European Perspectives”, European Review of Public Law/Revue Européenne de Droit Public, Vol. 21(1) spring/printemps Annual Review 2009, pp. 462-503;
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, “Organisation of Public Administration in Serbia” European Review of Public Law/Revue Européenne de Droit Public,, 2008, Vol. 20(4), pp. 1589-1608.

Aleksandra also published extensively in Serbian language.

Books (selected publications)

  • Aleksandra Cavoski and Mario Reljanović, Idea of Creating EU Criminal Law, Association of Prosecutors and Deputy Prosecutors of Serbia, Belgrade 2011, 138 pages; ISBN 978-86-87259-17-1
  • Aleksandra Cavoski, Foundations of EU Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, Union University and Sluzbeni glasnik, Belgrade 2007, 162 pages; ISBN 978-86-7549-745-5