|Title(s)||Lecturer on Law|
|Law school||Harvard Law School|
|Alma Mater||Harvard Law School|
Klemen Jaklic (born August 6, 1975) is a legal academic, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Teaching Fellow in Ethics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is among the world’s handful legal scholars who have concurrently completed both the Harvard and Oxford most advanced doctorate degrees in law: a D.Phil. from Oxford University and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.
At Harvard he is teaching on European integration, moral reasoning: justice, human rights, constitutional law, ethics, and the future of democracy. He is a recipient of repeated Harvard University teaching excellence awards and a scholar on Europe whose recent work “Europe as a Route to Humanity’s Third Historic Stage of Democracy” won the Harvard 2011 Mancini Prize ("best work in the field of EU law and European thought"). Over the course of the last decade he worked primarily with Frank Michelman from Harvard and Paul Craig from Oxford, who both have influenced this work in which Jaklic argues that the unique post-sovereign context of the new Europe has opened the possibility for humanity to initiate the “third historic leap” in our understanding and expansion of the concept of democracy. It is described as the leap comparable in its significance and breadth only to the first initiation of the city-state democracy in ancient Athens (the first leap), and to the improved concept of the nation-state democracy that came as the aftermath of the 18th century democratic revolutions (the second, and current leap). In 2005 Klemen Jaklic published the first translation of the United States Constitution into Slovenian language. Jaklic is also current member of the European Commission for Democracy Through Law (the Venice Commission), and an Affiliate of the Harvard University Center for European Studies.
- K Jaklic, "Democracy's Third Coming: Europe as a Route to Humanity's Third Historic Stage of Democracy", p 3, on file with the Lewis Law Library, Harvard Law School.
- Jaklic Klemen and Jurij Toplak. Ustava ZDA s pojasnili (The U.S. Constitution With Commentary). Ljubljana: Nova obzorja, 2005.