Verica Trstenjak is a professor of European law at the University of Vienna and an external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law.

Since 2013 Professor Trstenjak is also an interim judge (juge par intérim) of the Civil Service Tribunal of the EU and member of the Council of the ELI. From 2004 to 2006 she was a judge at the General Court of the European Union and from 2006 to 2012 an Advocate General of the European Court of Justice. She has published several books and more than 250 articles.

Professor Trstenjak is a member of the editorial board of several important legal journals (European Law Review, EUVR, EJCCL, Ecolex and others). She is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a member of Academia Europaea as well as a founding member of the ELI.