Magdalena Zabrocka is a teaching associate at the School of Law, University of Nottingham and a doctoral researcher at the School of Law, University of Aberdeen while she has also taught at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Essex Online & KOL, and acted as an Affiliated Lecturer at the Brunel Law School. Magdalena is a Visiting Lecturer at the School of International and Advanced Problems of Public Law, Faculty of Law & Administration, University of Gdańsk, Poland. Additionally, she has practical experience in the legal sector as well as varied Pro-Bono background.
Magdalena's core research focus concerns citizenship by investment ('CBI') schemes in the EU. Having completed her English law degree and the LLM in public international law & international relations with a focus on international human rights as well as socio-legal studies in Aberdeen, Magdalena's broader areas of expertise include European Union ('EU') law and international human rights while she has also worked extensively within the field of UK public law. Magdalena's recent research relates to strategic lawsuits against public participation ('SLAPPs') and continues after her co-authorship of a study commissioned by the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs ('JURI') on 'The Use of SLAPPs to Silence Journalists, NGOs and Civil Society' (Study, PE 694.782, European Parliament, Committee on Legal Affairs, June 2021). Magdalena is a member of the Anti-SLAPP Research Hub which she recently represented as a delegate during an expert seminar on legal and economic threats to the safety of journalists organised by the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights ('OHCHR') (April 2023).
Magdalena acts as the PGR (Postgraduate) Associate Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Constitutional and Public International Law ('ACCPIL'). She is a member of the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC), the International Law and Security Centre (ILSC) in Nottingham, several ECPR Standing Groups, as well as the Society of Legal Scholars, among other professional memberships.