Marcin Romanowski, PhD – Head of the Institute of Justice
Dr Marcin Romanowski is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He also has a postgraduate LL.M. (Magister Legum) degree from the University of Regensburg. Dr Romanowski is a scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at the University of Regensburg, University of Greifswald, and Humboldt University in Berlin.
Marcin Wielec, PhD – Deputy Head of the Institute of Justice
Dr Wielec graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.
He defended his doctoral thesis “Prohibition of evidence related to secrecy of confession in criminal proceedings” in 2008 at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.
Since 2003, Dr Wielec has been a research and teaching assistant and since 2008 an assistant professor at the Department of Criminal Procedure of the Faculty of Law and Administration within the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He is the author and a co-author of several books and a number of academic papers on issues related to criminal procedure.
Professor Łukasz Pohl PhD – Head of the Section of Criminal Law
In 2000, Prof. Pohl graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He also completed doctoral studies (2004) and received a habilitation degree in legal sciences (2008) at the same faculty. His doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Aleksander Tobis, focused on the issue of staging an insurance accident, and his habiliation thesis discussed the sanctioned norm in criminal law (The structure of the sanctioned norm in criminal law. General issues, Poznań 2007). In 2015, Prof. Pohl received the academic title of professor of legal sciences.
Przemysław Sobolewski PhD – Head of the Section of Civil Law and Process
Dr Sobolewski is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the Centre for the Study of English and European Law. He earned a doctoral degree in legal sciences in 2009 based on a thesis entitled “Consent to a medical procedure”.
He is the author of over 50 academic publications in Polish and English and of special note are his extensive passages in the Commentary to the Civil Code edited by K. Osajda. He is also co-author of the monograph Statute of limitation for tortious claims. For a number of years Dr Sobolewski has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, where he taught civil and commercial law. Currently, he holds classes in civil law in English.
Jerzy Słyk PhD – Head of the Section of Family Law
Assistant professor of the Institute of Justice and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University of Warsaw. Member of the Bar.
Dr Słyk graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. In 2010 he defended his doctoral thesis, entitled “The liability of parents for damage caused by their child under civil law and the manner and extent of the exercise of their parental authority”. Dr Słyk has been employed at the Institute of Justice since 2011. He is a member of the Family Law Codification Committee, a body established by the Ombudsman for Children. Deputy Chair of the Bioethics Committee at the Children’s Memorial Health Institute. Secretary of the editorial team of Law in Action’s civil law section.
He is married and is father to a daughter.
Piotr Mostowik PhD – Head of the Section of Fundamental Rightsh
Adiunkt w Instytucie Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości oraz na Wydziale Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego.
Dr Mostowik works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Justice and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University in 1999. In 2005, Dr Mostowik defended a doctoral thesis entitled “Unjust enrichment in private international law”. In 2015 he earned a habilitation degree based on his dissertation entitled “Parental responsibility and care over a child in private international law” and his other research achievements. Between 2001 and 2005 he was a trainee legal counsellor. From 2015 until 2017 Dr Mostowik worked as a clerk to a judge of the Constitutional Tribunal. He has been employed at the Institute of Justice since 2017, when the section he is in charge of was established.
Paweł Ostaszewski, PhD – Head of the Section of Economic Studies of the Justice System
Paweł Ostaszewski is a doctor of legal sciences, has a master’s degree in political science in the area of social prevention and rehabilitation as well as a master’s degree in education. He also completed a postgraduate course in statistical analyses and data mining.
In 2006 Dr Ostaszewski was offered the position of research and technical expert in the Section of Statistical Studies and Research Implementation at the Institute of Justice and since 2014 has been working as the main research and technical expert. He defended his doctoral theses entitled “Fear of crime. Theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects”, prepared under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Siemaszko, PhD, at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His thesis received an award in the National Competition for the best habilitation and doctoral theses held by Państwo i Prawo (The State and the Law), a monthly magazine published by the Law Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences
prof. n. dr hab. Bogumił Szmulik – director of IWS Publishing