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 (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.
- Fabbrini, Federico & Schmidt, Rebecca (2019). The Composition of the European Parliament in Brexit Times: Changes and Challenges. European Law Review. ISSN 0307-5400. 44, s 711- 725
- 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
- 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), s 1341- 1366 . doi: 10.1093/ejil/chx063
- Schmidt, Rebecca (2018). Regulatory Integration Across Borders Public–Private Cooperation in Transnational Regulation. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108667692. 238 s.
- Saplacan, Diana; Schmidt, Rebecca & Lintvedt, Mona Naomi (2021). AI, robots and their social impact.