Janez Kranjc is full Professor of Law and the Head of International Forum, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He was born in Ljubljana, where he also obtained his law degree and PhD.
He was Research Fellow at Vienna University, Partridge Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Fitzwilliam College, and Humboldt Fellow at Cologne. In the academic year 2011-2012 he was research fellow at the Straus Institute for advanced Study of Law and Justice, NYU.
Since 1971, he has been teaching Roman law at the University of Ljubljana, and taught as a Visiting Professor in Poitiers (France), Graz (Austria) and Irkutsk (Russian Federation). His main areas of research are legal terminology and Roman law, its influence on modern law, in particular the Roman legal maxims and the impact of traditional Roman values on legal development. He has authored several books and papers in Slovenian, as well as some papers in German, French and English.