Academic Researchers

Mag. David Gruber, LL.M.

Since March 2021, David Gruber works as a research assistant on the team of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bilyana Petkova, MSL (Yale). His main areas of interest/research are Law & Tech, Global Governance, Fundamental Rights as well as European Law and Constitutional Comparative Law.

David studied Law in Graz, after which he went to Maastricht University (NL) to study European Public Law and Governance. When he came back to Austria, he worked as a judicial trainee in the circuit of the Higher Regional Court Graz.


Mag. Laura Papasodaro

Laura Papasodaro is a research assistant in the teams of Professor Petkova and Professor Eisenberger in the field of Law and Technology, since October 2021. Prior to this, she has been a Data Protection Officer trainee at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and a research intern at UNIDROIT – International Institute for the Unification of Private Law. Laura has studied law and specialised in international, European and comparative law within the double degree program of the University of Milan and the Université Toulouse I Capitole. Her main research interests are in the field of law and technology, mainly data protection and fundamental rights.