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She graduated from the Ljubljana University Law School on 25 November 1970. She passed the bar exam in December 1972. In 1974 she became a teaching assistant of the Department for International Legal Studies of the Ljubljana Law School. There, she completed her graduate studies in international law and received a Master’s degree on 28 June 1976, and a Doctor’s degree in the field of the law of the sea on 9 April 1986. In the same year, she became the associate professor of international law at the Ljubljana Law School, where she has been teaching international law since 1993. In the period 1992-1998 she was the Head of the Institute for International Law and International Relations at the Ljubljana Law School. In the same period, Dr. Škrk was a legal advisor to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, a member of the Slovenian delegation for the negotiations on the succession of states issues to the former SFRY and a member of the expert group for the boundary negotiations between Slovenia and Croatia. In 1998 she was in the Slovenian delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. Dr. Škrk is an arbitrator of the Court on Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE and an (alternate) member of the Court’s Bureau. She is a member of the Slovenian Association of International Law and a member of the International Law Association’s (ILA) committee on the succession of states. She commenced the duties of judge of the Constitutional Court on 31 October 1998. She was Vice-President of the Constitutional Court  between 11 November 2004 and 10 November 2007.