Mag. Marija Krisper Kramberger graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1970. After graduating, she was employed as an intern at the District Court in Ljubljana, and subsequently passed the state legal examination in 1973. At the same Faculty she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Lawon 21 November 1980. Thereafter she was employed at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia as a legal advisor, where she remained until 1985, when she became deputy state attorney. In 1991 she was elected judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, as a member of the civil law panel. She was elected judge with life tenure in 1999. While still a fourth-year student in the academic year 1968/69, she was awarded a French scholarship to study international public law in Nancy, France. In 1993 she was a visiting researcher for one month at the Court of Cassation in Paris, and subsequently also at the MEDEL Association (European Judges for Democracy and Freedom) for the same period of time. In 1996 she studied for one month at the UNIDROIT Institute in Rome. For a three-year period ending in 1999, as an expert in civil law she was a representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the Committee of Experts for the Improvement of Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights. Her bibliography includes fifty-five publications (mainly in the fields of civil law and the law of property in the public domain). She occasionally lectures at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, and participates in various professional consultations and seminars. For a number of years she has been a member of the state legal examination commission for civil law. As a member of an expert group at the Faculty of Law, she took part in the creation of the new civil law legislation and the regulation of property in the public domain. She is a member of the editorial board of the legal journal Pravnik. She commenced duties as judge of the Constitutional Court on 25 May 2002.