Rebecca Schmidt

Postdoctoral Fellow - Institutt for privatrett
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Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Academic interests and background

Rebecca Schmidt obtained a PhD from the European University Institute and an LLM in International and Legal Studies from New York University. Before starting her current position, she was an assistant professor in law at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. She has also held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin, and a research fellowship within the Transnational Business Governance Interactions Project (at Osgoode Hall Law School and at SUNY Buffalo). Moreover, during her PhD studies she was a visiting fellow in the GlobalTrust Project at Tel Aviv University. In her research Rebecca examines a key feature of globalisation, the rise of regulation beyond the state. She focuses on the emergence of transnational regulatory cooperation between public and private actors, and in particular the interaction between expertise-driven private regulation and more traditional political authority in multi-level transnational regulatory networks. Her monograph 'Regulatory Integration across Borders' is published with Cambridge University Press. As a member of the VIROS project Rebecca focuses on the interplay between public (particularly EU-level) regulation of robots and AI systems with privately developed regulatory regimes (as found in international technical standards, industry codes, as well as best practices).





  • Schmidt, Rebecca & Scott, Colin (2021). Regulatory discretion: Structuring power in the era of regulatory capitalism. Legal Studies. ISSN 0261-3875. 41(3), p. 454–473. doi: 10.1017/lst.2021.13. Full text in Research Archive
  • Schmidt, Rebecca (2020). The Carbon Footprint of the Games – International Climate Change Law and the Olympics . AJIL Unbound. doi: 10.1017/aju.2020.71. Full text in Research Archive
  • Schmidt, Rebecca & Fabbrini, Federico (2019). The Institutional Consequences of the Brexit Extension. European Journal of Legal Studies. ISSN 1973-2937. doi: 10.2924/EJLS.2019.004.
  • Fabbrini, Federico & Schmidt, Rebecca (2019). The Composition of the European Parliament in Brexit Times: Changes and Challenges . European Law Review. ISSN 0307-5400. 44, p. 711–725.
  • Schmidt, Rebecca (2017). Protecting the Environment through Sports? Public-Private Cooperation for Regulatory Resources and International Law. European journal of international law. ISSN 0938-5428. 28(4), p. 1341–1366. doi: 10.1093/ejil/chx063.

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  • Saplacan, Diana; Schmidt, Rebecca & Lintvedt, Mona Naomi (2021). AI, robots and their social impact.

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