Dafina Bucaj


Dafina Bucaj is currently a Doctor of Juridical Sciences Degree (JSD) candidate at LMU Loyola Law School (2018-2021). She holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelor degree in Law (Summa cum laude), from the University of Prishtina. In addition to that also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism (Suma cum laude) from the University of Prishtina. She has worked as an Assistant lecturer on the Department of International Law by the University of Prishtina – Faculty of Law (Kosovo), since 2013. Her work experiences include working as a Legal Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Kosovo as well as Legal Expert working with international organizations (OSCE, UNDP, USAID) and local CSO’s.

Throughout the years her research interests have included a variety of field such as public international law, international criminal law, legal policy and most recently the law on cyberspace.  These interests have been displayed in various publications and conference participations the most recent being a chapter contribution in an edited book published by Rutledge Publishing house on Statebuilding in Kosovo. She has worked with the Academy of Nuremberg Principles in Nuremberg as a Research Fellow in projects related to transitional justice, concluded with chapter contributions in two book editions (published in 2016 and 2017), as well as presented on conferences in Florence, Athens (Georgia), Regensburg on different topics of International Law.


Dafina Bucaj research focuses on “Responsibility of States for harmful activities by non-state actors in cyberspace – enhancing preventive measures or regulating active defense”. 

Faculty Advisor: David Glazier