Doctor habilitus of law, Professor and the Head of the Department of Private Law at the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw, judge of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court. The author of several dozens of publications on substantive and procedural civil law, transport law, economic law, commercial law and antitrust law. The author of commentary on the legislative act – Transport Law, editor and co-author of the commentary on the Code of Civil Procedure. Academic teacher and lecturer in i.a. the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution in Cracow and District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. He has been involved in the judiciary system for over 20 years and has experience in every position of the career path.
prof. dr hab. Roman Wieruszewski – professor and the Head of the Department of Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw. Since September 1, 2021 he has been occupying the position of Pro-rector for Education and Learning, former member and vice-chairman of the UN Human Rights Committee.
In 1969 he graduated from Faculty of Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 1973 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in political sciences at the same University. He habilitated in 1984 at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. On December 23, 2010 he received an academic title of Professor of the legal sciences.
Between 1969 and 1973 he worked as an academic teacher at the Adam Mickiewicz University. In 1975 he became a research associate at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
In 1988 as a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation scholarship he completed an academic internship at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. He delivered lectures at Universities in Munich, Bohemia, Mainz and others. He became an associate professor at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Since the late 80s he has been mainly focused on human rights issues. He was working with Tadeusz Mazowiecki when he was a special UN envoy to Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995. From 1996 to 1998 he was leading the United Nations High Commissioner’s mission dealing with human rights headquartered in Sarajevo. Between 1998 and 2000 and again between 2003 and 2006 he was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee and between 2003 and 2004 he was the vice-chairman of this Committee. He became the director of the Human Rights Centre in Poznań, OSCE expert on human rights, member of the editorial office in ‘Legal Studies’, Bioethics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, programme board of the ‘Panoptykon’ Foundation, programme board of the Strategic Litigation Programme. In 2017 he became a member of the programme board of the Wiktor Osiatyński Archive.
He is an author, a co-author and an editor of numerous scientific publications concerning human rights and international organizations dealing with this issue. He is a co-founder of the Polish Constitutional Law Association.
His main fields of interest are international system of human rights protection and constitutional law.
dr hab.Barbara Bajor – professor at the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw. She received the academic title of Ph.D. of legal sciences (thesis entitled: ‘A single member company as a legal form of conducting business’; thesis advisor Andrzej Bierć) and obtained a habilitation on the basis of her scientific work and postgraduate thesis: ‘Digital Banking. Legal Study.’
She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a professor of this institution in the Department of Private Law.
Between 1998 and 2003 she was a lecturer at the University of Information Technology, Management and Administration in Warsaw and in the European Banking Law Study Centre of the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 1999 she has been a lecturer in the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw. Between 2003 and 2007 she was a pro-dean dealing with the students’ issues at the European University of Law and Administration. From 2007 to 2014 she was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw.
She is an author of numerous scientific publications. Her main fields of research are private law, banking law and legal issues concerning the payment services market.
Slovenian political scientist; he received an academic title of Ph.D. in political sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1971. Since 1972 he has been associated with the University in Ljubljana where he works as a professor. For many years he was a permanent lecturer at the Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna; he was also a lecturer in various universities in North America, Europe and Asia. Since the ‘90s he has worked in diplomatic service, i.a. as the Slovenian ambassador to the UN. Since 2006 he has been a member of the executive committee of the International Political Science Association. He specializes in analyzing political systems, European security issues and relations between European countries, USA and Canada as well as world terrorism issues, defence issues and nuclear disarmament.
dr. Anna Gwiazda is a Reader of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Economy. Before joining King’s College London in September 2010 she worked in Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. She was also a recipient of a scholarship visiting European University Institute, Sussex European Institute, Australian National University and University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She received academic title Ph.D. from the Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, master degree in political sciences at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and a bachelor degree in economics at the University of Technology in Radom, Poland. Her current research focuses on women’s political representation, gender equality, the quality of democracy, democratization, European and Polish politics. In the past she also conducted research on the Europeanization of public policies. She is an author of numerous publications.
prof. dr hab. Artur Kotowski – affiliate of the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw, the Head of the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. A member of the Supreme Court Office of Research and Analysis. The author of several dozens of publications concerning theory and philosophy of law and criminal law.
Dr hab. Michał Kowalski – graduate and affiliate of the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw, professor at the Department of Constitutional Law at the Koźmiński University. In 2010 he obtained the academic title of Ph.D. of legal sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences and in 2019 he completed his habilitation at the Koźmiński University.
He is an author and co-author of several dozens of scientific publications including 4 scientific monographs, 1 academic course book, 3 publications in English language, around dozen of research papers in legal journals, commentary and multi-authored publications. He presented 9 papers at Polish and international scientific conferences. He participated in the research grant and was a postgraduate thesis subsidiary supervisor at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and at Koźmiński University. Since 2015 he has been the Head of the Institute of Comparative Law of EU States Legal Systems at the European University of Law and Administration and a supervisor of the Constitutional Law Scientific Research Club at the Koźmiński University in Warsaw. He conducted a series of lectures and open lectures for students of law in London, Brussels, Birmingham, Glasgow, Hague, Rome and Dortmund.
Since 2010 he has supervised several dozens of master thesis at the Faculty of Law at the European University of Law and Administration in Warsaw and in London and bachelor thesis at the Faculty of Administration at the European University of Law and Administration in Brussels with subjects concerning constitutional law, administrative proceedings, judicial-administrative proceedings and human rights. To popularize the jurisprudence of administrative courts he published 200 texts in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Rzeczpospolita. Since 2018 he has been the secretary of the Committee and one of the reviewers of the created by the President of the Supreme Administrative Court contest for the best master thesis and postgraduate thesis aimed at popularization of the knowledge about administrative judiciary and promotion of exceptionally talented authors of master thesis and postgraduate thesis. He is a co-creator and an organizer of programme popularizing administrative judiciary among Polish and foreign students of law (within the ERASMUS programme) and high school students (Lesson in a Court programme), a Night of Museums at the Supreme Administrative Court and a programme of moot courts for the high school students. Every year he is involved in charity fundraisers for Poles in the east. He has 17 years of experience in the field of legal practice.
He is an author of nearly 200 projects of reasoning for the judgement of the Supreme Administrative Court. Since July 21, 2010 he has been a legal adviser registered by the Chamber of Legal Adviser in Warsaw under no. Wa-7125. Because of his employment in the Supreme Administrative Court his licence to practice as a legal adviser is suspended.
prof. dr hab. Roman Kuźniar – professor at the University of Warsaw, the Head of the Department of Strategic Studies and International Security at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies. In 1977 he graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science and is continuously connected with the Faculty through the Institute of International Relations. Between 1990 and 2015 he was also professionally active outside the University. In Ministry of Foreign Affairs he occupied the position of the Head of the Department of Policy Planning twice, a minister in the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in Geneva, the director of the Diplomatic Academy and PISM Academy (2005-2007), an advisor on international affairs of the President of the Republic of Poland (2010-2015). Furthermore, he was also a titular ambassador honoured with the French Legion of Honour. His passions are mountains and skiing. He was a founder and the editor-in-chief of the Strategic Yearbook published since 1996 and of the Consortium of Academic Departments of Strategic Studies and Security which has been operating since 2015. He is a Chairman of the Programming Boards of the Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation and of the W.B.Jastrzębowski Foundation We, the citizens of the EU. His main fields of research include modern history of international relations, state security issues, international protection of human rights and Polish foreign policies. He teaches these subjects and publishes expertise texts.
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Pałecki – professor and doctor habilitatus of political science, former Head of the Department of Sociology of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. Professor emeritus.
Participant, coordinator and leader of numerous empirical research ,i.a. concerning the political awareness of Polish society, the functioning of the political and legal institutions (especially those applying the law), the politics of law, the culture of law and politics, the political elite, the democratization and transformation of political regimes, processes of making legal decision. Some of the most important research that he has recently participated in are ‘Public opinion on the function of the Supreme Administrative Court’ (1996), ‘Axiological changes in the positive law and the practise of judicature’ (1998), research on the opinion of Polish society on the functioning of courts (2003), Polish-Swedish research ‘The influence of legal doctrines on the practice of executing the law’ and ‘Stressing Legal Decision’ (2004) and research conducted by the Global Development Network ‘Bridging Research and Policy’ (since 2004).
He is a member of numerous of Polish and international scientific associations, i.a. the International Political Science Association (vice-president, 1997-2000), the Research of Sociology of Law Committee of the International Sociological Association, the Political Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (between 1998 and 2004 the Chairman, currently a deputy chairman), the Legal Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Association of Political Science (1991-1994 the president, from 1997 until now deputy president), the Polish Sociological Society, a member of the Governing Body, the Global Development Network, co-founder of the Central European Political Science Association, a Regional Coordinator of the Central-Eastern European Universities Network. He is also a member of the editorial board of the ‘Polish Political Science Yearbook’ (between 1999 and 2004 the editor-in-chief) and a member of editorial committees of the ‘International Political Science Review’, ‘Central European Political Science Review’, ‘Transition Studies Review’ and others.
prof. dr hab. Jacek Sobczak – in 1975 he obtained an academic title of Ph.D. of legal sciences, thesis: ‘Provincial courts in the Greater Poland Voivodeship (Wielkopolska)’. In 1985 based on his professional career achievements and a postgraduate thesis ‘Legal status of the Tartar people in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania’ he received habilitation. During the period of Martian law in Poland as a second lieutenant of the Polish Army and a judge in the District Court in Poznań he was called to military service in the Air Force Court in Poznań. He took part in the panels of judges who sentenced members of the underground movement and people connected with the political opposition. He has neither presided over such a panel nor was he has been a reporting judge in such trials. Since 1995 professor of legal sciences. From March 1, 1999 to September 30, 2016 judge of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, scientific worker, until 2010 the Head of the Department of Media Systems and Press Law at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the Adam Mickiewicz University employed as a professor. He was the Head of the Department of Criminal Law at the Lazarski University and the Department of Constitutional Law at the School of Management and Banking in Poznań where he also occupied the position of pro-rector. Since October 1, 2009 to June 30, 2019 he headed the Department of the Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Social Science and Humanities in Warsaw. Since October 1, 2019 he has been working in the Institute of Legal Sciences of the University of Economic and Human Sciences in Warsaw. He specializes in press law, copyright law, criminal law, history of state and law and history of political and legal doctrines. He wrote commentaries to legal acts: Press Law and the Law of copyright and related rights. He supervised 62 doctoral dissertations on law and political sciences, reviewed 78 doctoral dissertations processes and 43 habilitations. He is a member of the II Department of the Poznań Society of Friends of Sciences, the Polish Historical Association (between 1989 and 2000 a member of the management board), the Society for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, the Polish Association of Sport Law, the Polish Association of Political Sciences, the Polish Association of Constitutional Law. He a founding member and the president of the Polish Scientific Association of Press Law.