In 2000, Sebastian Nerad graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. For a short period after graduation he worked as a judicial intern at the High Court in Ljubljana. After becoming a Lecturer at the same Faculty of Law at the end of 2000, he concluded his internship at the High Court as an unpaid intern. He passed the state legal examination in 2004. From December 2000 to July 2008 he was a Lecturer at the Department of Constitutional Law of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. During this period his primary field of research was constitutional courts. In 2003, he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Law by the Faculty of Law on the basis of his thesis entitled “Pravne posledice in narava odločb Ustavnega sodišča v postopku ustavnosodne presoje predpisov” [Legal Consequences and the Nature of Constitutional Court Decisions in the Procedure for the Constitutional Review of Regulations]. He was also awarded a Doctorate in Law by this Faculty in 2006, following the completion of his doctoral thesis entitled “Interpretativne odločbe Ustavnega sodišča” [Interpretative Decisions of the Constitutional Court]. In 2007, he worked for six months as a lawyer-linguist at the European Parliament in Brussels. In August 2008, he was employed as an advisor to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia. In this position he mainly worked in the areas of state and administrative law. In 2011, he went on a one-month study visit to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has published several articles on constitutional law, particularly on the functioning of the Constitutional Court. He is also the co-author of two monographs (Ustavno pravo Evropske unije [Constitutional Law of the European Union], 2007; Zakonodajni referendum: pravna ureditev in praksa v Sloveniji [The Legislative Referendum: Regulation and Practice in Slovenia], 2011), and co-author of Komentar Ustave Republike Slovenije [Commentary on the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia] 2011. He has been a member of the Constitutional Law Association of Slovenia since 2001. He was appointed Secretary-General of the Constitutional Court on 3 October 2012.