Dorjana Bojanovska Popovska

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Dorjana holds an LL. B. and LL.M. in Constitutional Law from the Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. She graduated in 2014, defending a thesis focusing on the principle of secularism and its emergent forms in contemporary constitutionalism.

Between 2011 and 2014 she held the position of Head Legal Advisor at Petreski&Partners Ltd. in Skopje, where she specialised in M&A negotiation and advisory. In 2016, after working as Legal Associate in DDK Attorneys at Law in Skopje she joined the Helsinki Committee for human rights of the Republic of North Macedonia as a Legal Advisor mostly focusing on minority and LGBTIQ+ rights. During her post she participated in study-visits to European Union and United Nations institutions.

In September of 2016 upon receiving a Masters Excellence Scholarship she was enrolled at the LL.M. program in Comparative Constitutional Law at the Central European University in Budapest. During her studies she was the recipient of the Grant for Students with Best Academic Performance. The grant supported her research visit at Europa Institute at Leiden Law School, University of Leiden in March 2017.

In September 2017, she joined the Legal Studies Department at the Central European University as an S.J.D Candidate in Comparative Constitutional. Under the supervision of Prof. András Sajó she is currently working on a dissertation focusing on the separationist model of constitutional secularism in Europe.

She is the recipient of the Central European University Academic Achievement Award for First-Year Doctoral Students (2018) and the Academic Achievement Award for Advanced Doctoral Students (2020).


LL.B. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Faculty of Law Justinianus Prim, Skopje
LL.M. in Constitutional Law, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Faculty of Law Justinianus Prim, Skopje Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University, Budapest