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    IISL - Scientific Director 2013-2016


Adam Czarnota is an Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Network for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and also a Professor of Law at the University of Bialystok, Poland. He teaches philosophy of law and sociology of law as well as history of legal and political ideas and comparative law. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Collegium Budapest. He has also been a Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor in Central European University, Catholic University Leuven, Oxford University, University of Edinburgh, and the European University Institute, Florence. He has lectured at universities in Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, South Africa and Georgia.

Adam studied law and social sciences at N. Copernicus University, Poland. He received his LL.M in 1976 and Ph.D. in law in 1982. Adam has published extensively in Polish and English in fields of sociology of law, legal theory, philosophy of law and history of ideas, and political theory. Currently he is working on a book on legal strategies of dealing with the past in post-communist world and on project on law and collective memories.

Adam is already familiar with the activities of the Institute. He has taught previously on our Masters Programme, as well as attended a workshop. In addition, he has a close association with the RCSL. For instance, he has been a member of the Board of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law and Chair of the Working Group on “Transformation of law in post-communist societies.”

(Source: IISL official website, 2013: http://www.iisj.net/iisj/de/future-scientific-director-2013-2015.asp?nombre=7357&cod=7357&sesion=1347 )





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