Jennifer Anna Sellin studied law at Maastricht University. In 2005 she obtained her bachelor in law and, in 2007, she obtained a master European Law School (cum laude) specialising in international and European law. During her studies she worked as a student-assistant for the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights (Maastricht University) and did an internship at FIAN International, a human rights NGO located in Heidelberg, Germany.
In 2007 Jennifer started working at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University as a PhD researcher with the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights. During her appointment she taught various courses at the Faculty of Law mainly in the field of international and European law. She completed her PhD thesis titled “Access to Medicines. The interface between patents and human rights. Does one size fit all?” in 2014 under supervision by Prof. Fons Coomans and Prof. Anselm Kamperman Sanders. In addition to her research and teaching, she was active as the vice-chairperson of the PhD Committee of the Law Faculty and ProVUM, the Maastricht University Ph.D. Association.
Since September 2012 she works full-time as a lecturer with the department of international and European law of the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. She teaches various courses in the field of international law and European at the Faculty of Law and Arts and Social Sciences (European Studies Programme) of Maastricht University and the Faculty of Law of the University of Hasselt. She has also taught the summer course “Law and Politics, Current Topics in the EU” at the Centre for European Studies, Maastricht.
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