Law – Full-time studies
|Name of studies||Law|
|Type of study||full-time|
|Language||Polish and English|
Majoring in Law at Collegium Intermarium is more than just studying law. It encompasses tutoring, classical humanities, international affairs, foreign languages, and economics. We educate lawyers equipped with broad knowledge in humanities, aware of the importance of the Latin culture, Christianity, and the heritage of classical antiquity in the history of Europe and the world. We explore a broad spectrum of information in international law and the most important economic principles and issues. We believe that only such a holistic model of education will prepare graduates to fulfill responsible social roles and occupy top positions in the world of law, business, science, politics, media, international organizations and public administration bodies. Referring to classical academic models, we provide individualized education based on a master-student relationship at each stage of studies.
Upon commencement of study, each student is assigned with a tutor to guide them through the learning process. The selection of tutors is based on the interests and intellectual needs of the student. Persons invited to take up the the duties of tutors are not formally connected with the university and they include experienced practitioners (advocates, legal advisers, judges, mediators, managers, social leaders) and Polish and foreign scientists. The lecturer, apart from teaching, will also strive to develop skills and interests among students in order to support them in their pursuit of excellence. We reject the mass education model, which is the main drawback of legal studies at most of universities, both public and non-public, reducing the quality of education, leading to reproductiveness, lack of argumentation skills and independent thinking. Instead of mass education, we offer education of real legal and international elites.
Legal studies at Collegium Intermarium provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge embedded in the context of philosophy, ethics, and culture. From the start of the first year, education of young lawyer sis focused on their responsibilities as individuals performing a profession of public trust. The knowledge of a law graduate must go far beyond the scope of regulations. Therefore, students will also be educated in the field of political and legal ideas, ethics, philosophy, and the functioning of international organisations from the beginning of their studies. A student who takes up these subjects in the following years will know and be able to interpret the surrounding reality, including ongoing legal, social, and political processes in Poland, Europe, and worldwide. Graduates of Collegium Intermarium will thus have all the qualities to become not only lawyers but intellectuals, able to impress others in the courtroom with their logical reasoning skills, culture, and knowledge that extends far beyond the provisions of law.
Unlike other universities, law students at Collegium Intermarium will be given opportunities to not only acquire knowledge, but also to apply it in practice. In addition to studying regulations, students will be taught to effectively use them in practice and understand their interpretation by the courts. As part of practical education, mock trials and other legal proceedings will be conducted in the course of studies, and students will have the opportunity to work with anonymised court files. Within the framework of the classes, students will acquire the skills of logical legal argumentation through written projects. The aim of this educational model is to prepare students for their postgraduate legal training in the best possible way. Every graduate of the Faculty of Law will also be prepared to successfully complete the traineeship entrance examinations.
The studies will comprehensively prepare students to take up traineeships in all possible fields (judge, prosecutor, advocate, legal adviser, bailiff, notary, diplomat, and consul), which will be ensured by an excellent staff consisting not only of Polish and foreign researchers and professors, but above all practicing lawyers (judges, advocates, legal advisers).
|Lp.||Nazwa przedmiotu||Semestr||Liczba godzin||Pkt ECTS|
|1||Wstęp do prawoznawstwa||I||30||30||5|
|2||Logika i argumentacja prawnicza||I||30||30||4|
|3||Filozofia i etyka||I + II||60||60||6|
|4||Prawo rzymskie||I + II||60||60||8|
|5||Historia prawa||I + II||60||60||8|
|7||Idee polityczne i prawne||I + II||60||60||6|
|8||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW||I||30||30||4|
|9||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW||II||30||30||4|
|10||Język obcy I||I + II||–||120||5|
|11||Język obcy II||I + II||–||120||5|
|12||Wychowanie fizyczne||I + II||–||60||n/d|
|1||Filozofia prawa||III + IV||60||60||8|
|2||Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne||III||60||30||6|
|3||Prawo konstytucyjne||III + IV||60||60||7|
|4||Prawo karne||III+ IV||60||60||7|
|5||Prawo administracyjne||III + IV||60||60||7|
|6||Prawo cywilne I||III + IV||60||60||9|
|7||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW (dwusemestralny)||III + IV||60||60||6|
|8||Język obcy I||III + IV||–||120||5|
|9||Język obcy II||III + IV||–||120||5|
|1||Prawo cywilne II||V + VI||60||60||8|
|2||Postępowanie administracyjne||V + VI||60||60||7|
|3||Postępowanie karne||V + VI||60||60||7|
|4||Instytucjonalne prawo Unii Europejskiej||V||60||30||6|
|5||Polskie i unijne prawo publiczne gospodarcze||V||30||30||5|
|6||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW||V||30||30||4|
|7||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW||VI||30||30||4|
|8||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW (dwusemestralny)||V + VI||60||60||6|
|9||Translatorium||V + VI||–||90||4|
|10||Dwie prace roczne||VI||–||20||3|
|12||Praktyki zawodowe I||–||–||5|
|1||Postępowanie cywilne||VII + VIII||60||60||8|
|2||Prawo prywatne międzynarodowe||VII||30||30||4|
|4||Proseminarium||VII + VIII||–||120||8|
|5||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW||VII||30||30||4|
|6||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW||VIII||30||30||4|
|7||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW (dwusemestralny)||VII + VIII||60||60||6|
|8||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW (dwusemestralny)||VII + VIII||60||60||6|
|9||Translatorium||VII + VIII||–||90||4|
|10||Dwie prace roczne||VIII||–||20||3|
|12||Praktyki zawodowe II||–||–||5|
|1||Seminarium magisterskie||IX + X||–||120||26|
|2||Alternatywne metody rozwiązywania sporów||IX||30||30||4|
|3||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW||IX||30||30||4|
|4||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW||IX||30||30||4|
|5||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW (dwusemestralny)||IX + X||60||60||6|
|6||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PPW (dwusemestralny)||IX + X||60||60||6|
|7||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW||IX||30||30||4|
|8||Przedmiot do wyboru z grupy PEW (dwusemestralny)||IX + X||60||60||6|
Classes conducted in English: International organizations, Public international law, Institutional law of the European Union, International system of human rights protection, proseminar and MA seminar on international law.
You can also write annual papers and do group projects in a foreign language under the supervision of foreign lecturers.
 Numeracja semestrów jest ciągła.
 WYK = wykład.
 ĆW = ćwiczenia (w przypadku zajęć z j. obcych – lektorat, w przypadku seminariów – zajęcia seminaryjne, w przypadku prac rocznych i projektów grupowych – konsultacje z odpowiednio opiekunem pracy lub projektu).
 PEW = przedmioty ekonomiczne do wyboru
 PPW = przedmioty prawnicze do wyboru
The admissions procedure for the Law – Full-time studies is held in two stages.
In the first stage, selection is based on the score obtained in the final exam conducted in secondary school. Calculation of awarded admission points is based on two selected subjects in which the candidate scored the highest (taking into consideration the examination level: basic or advanced) out of the following:
- Modern foreign language,
and two courses chosen by the candidate:
- Social Studies,
Each 1% in the final secondary school written exam at the basic level is equivalent to 1 admission point.
Each 1% in the final secondary school written exam at the advanced level is equivalent to 2 admission points.
The rules governing calculation of the score obtained for the “old” (held prior to the 2005) final secondary school examination format and other documents providing grounds for participation in the admissions procedure (such as foreign school certificates) are set forth in the resolution on the establishment of the conditions, procedure, and starting and closing dates for the admissions to the full-cycle Master programme.
Stage II involves an interview with candidates with the aim to evaluate the candidates’ aptitude for law studies, their ability to analyse social issues, and their knowledge of reasoning principles. All of the individuals who applied for participation in the admissions procedure and paid the application fee are invited to Stage II. The interview is held by a committee composed of at least 3 persons (Dean of the Faculty of Law, Rector or Deputy Rectors, and one member of the academic staff) at the time and venue to be determined by virtue of a separate regulation. Each interview will last at least 15 minutes but not more than 30 minutes.
In the course of the interview, the Committee assesses whether the candidate demonstrates sufficient culture of the language and knowledge of:
- General constitutional rules and the constitutional order of the Republic of Poland;
- General organisational structure of the judiciary in Poland (e.g. types of courts and tribunals, rules governing the appointment of judges);
- Current social and economic problems in Poland, and geopolitical issues worldwide (such as the conflict in Donbas, the role played by China in today’s world, the importance of mass migration processes).
Following the interview, each Committee member independently gives a grade to the candidate (ranging from 1 to 6) and, based on the grades given by all the Committee members, the chairperson calculates the average grade.
The points obtained for the interview are then multiplied by 10 and added in the course of the admissions procedure (in Stage II) to the points obtained for Stage I.
Outcome of the admissions procedure
Following completion of both stages of the admissions procedure, the Admissions Committee compiles a list of persons qualified for admission to study based on the total points scored in Stages I and II of the admissions procedure. Persons admitted to study are notified via the electronic system and should submit the required documents to the school. Then, the competent authority formally enrols the person as a student. As regards persons who were refused enrolment, the Committee issues an administrative decision on the refusal of enrolment. The decision may be appealed against to the Rector within 14 days of receipt thereof.
Having been notified of the enrolment, the candidate should file the following documents with the school by the due date and in the form specified in the timetable:
- Completed and signed personal data form printed out from the admissions system.
- A photocopy of the certificate of secondary school examination/completion of secondary education (or any other equivalent document) and a photocopy of an annex to the certificate if the candidate took resit final secondary school examination to improve the score, certified with the clause reading: “Certified as a true copy of the original document” and bearing the candidate’s handwritten and legible signature.
- One photograph (meeting the same requirements as for the ID card, sized 35x45mm). The photograph is to show the person in the frontal facial position, without any head covering or spectacles with tinted glasses, looking straight at the camera with eyes open and not covered with hair, with a natural facial expression and the mouth closed. It should be taken against a plain light-coloured background and should reflect the natural skin tone, show in a visible way the eyes (in particular the pupils), cover the image from the head top to the upper part of the shoulders with the face occupying 70–80% of the total photograph area.
Once the documents are filed, the Admissions Committee enrols the candidate as a student.
Full-time studies in the field of Law:
This year’s recruitment is an opportunity to perform the highest-quality legal studies at a lower cost. Preferential financial conditions await studies commencing studies in the academic year 2021/2022. The entire time of studying at Collegium Interarium will consist in completing the device. Don’t hesitate, register now!
|One-time payment||8000 zł / 1766 EUR|
|Payment in 3 installments||8600 zł / 1898 EUR|
|Payment in 9 installments||9000 zł / 1985 EUR|
|Recruitment fee||85 zł / 30 EUR|
The Scholarship Fund was established with the support of the Donors of Collegium Intermarium. Thanks to it, the best applicants for studies will be able to study for free, and the next in terms of academic achievement and involvement in social life will benefit from a 20% reduction in tuition fees. If you wish to avail of tuition funding from the Fund’s resources, apply for the scholarship by listing it along with a description of your achievements, academic performance and community involvement in the cover letter attached to the registration form.
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Att. Bartosz Lewandowski, Ph.D.
Attorney-at-law, Ph.D. in Law, managing partner of Khanzadyan Lewandowski i Partnerzy, a legal practice in Warsaw. In 2012, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Between 2013-2014 he completed his general legal training at the National School of the Judiciary and Public Prosecution, during which he served his internship in prosecutor offices and common courts in Warsaw, getting acquainted with the specificity of work in law enforcement and administration of justice. From 2014-2016 he completed his legal training at the District Bar Association in Warsaw, and in 2017 passed the bar exam (Bar Association in Warsaw).
Ph.D in Law and a graduate of full-time doctoral studies at the Institute for the Study of State and Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, where he conducts scientific and educational activity in the field of sociology of law, political and legal doctrines, and theory of law. Author of publications on substantive and procedural criminal law, history of law as well as theory and philosophy of law, published in prestigious national (inter alia in Państwo i Prawo [State and Law] and Przegląd Sejmowy [Parliamentary Review]) and international scientific periodicals. In his scientific work he also focuses on the legal aspects of the position of expert witnesses in litigation practice, which is reflected in the book published under his editorship Pozycja i rola biegłego w polskim systemie prawnym [Position and role of the expert witness in the Polish legal system] (Warsaw, 2016). Author of the monograph Sąd Konstytucyjny Czechosłowacji w latach 1920-1939 [Constitutional Court of Czechoslovakia between 1920-1939] published by the Constitutional Tribunal Publishing House (Warsaw, 2020). Since 2013 he has been involved in non-governmental organizations focusing his activity on freedom of economic activity, freedom of speech, and protection of constitutional order.
Grégor Puppinck, Ph.D.
Director of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ).
In 2016, he was appointed member of the Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the OSCE/ODIHR, whose role is to support OSCE participating States in implementing their commitments on the right to freedom of religion and conscience.
Since 2000, he regularly serves as an expert representing the Holy See in committees of the Council of Europe, currently in the Committee of experts on the System of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC), under the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).
Between 2003 and 2012, Grégor Puppinck has given lectures on human rights as well as international and constitutional law at the Law Schools of the University of Mulhouse and University of Strasbourg.
He is the author of several books and numerous legal articles published in several languages.
Judge Dariusz Drajewicz, Ph.D.
Delegated to the Research and Analysis Department of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution and the Appellate Court in Warsaw, author of over 90 scientific publications in the field criminal law, including monographs. Editor and co-author of Komentarz do Kodeksu postępowania karnego (C.H. Beck, seria Duże Komentarze, 2020, t. I – ss. 1953, t. II – ss. 1136) [Commentary to the Code of Criminal Procedure (C.H. Beck, Big Commentary series, 2020, vol. I - pp. 1953, vol. II - pp. 1136)];
Filip Furman, Ph.D.
Sociologist, PhD in health sciences, graduate of Warsaw University and Beijing Language and Culture University. He defended his doctoral dissertation with honors at the National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene. He gained experience in the Ministry of Health and in non-governmental organizations dealing with health in a broad sense - both from the scientific and systemic perspectives. His professional interests include bioethics, sociology of health, and public health. Director of the Center for Social Sciences and Bioethics at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture.
Filip Ludwin, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, university lecturer, author of scientific publications, editor-in-chief of a scientific journal Kultura Prawna [Legal Culture], director of the publishing department at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, expert and analyst at the Confederation of Non-Governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland and at the Hipolit Cegielski Center for Legal, Economic and Social Analyses. His scientific and professional interests mainly concern history of political and legal thought, theory of political systems, civil society, constitutional law, agricultural law, philosophy,v and logic. In his doctoral dissertation he dealt with the influence of natural sciences, especially evolutionary biology, on contemporary political philosophy and philosophy of law. In his research work he also dealt with the principle of separation of powers, the issue of sovereignty of the people, the ideological foundations of European integration, the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Hans Kelsen and Antoni Peretiatkowicz.
Ireneusz Kunicki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the University of Łódź; author of numerous publications in the field of civil procedure, in particular devoted to jurisprudence, enforcement proceedings, and international civil proceedings.
Krzysztof Wiak, Ph.D.
Lawyer, holder of a postdoctoral degree in criminal law and head of the Criminal Law Department at the Catholic University of Lublin. His main research interests are the legal life protection, counter-terrorism, crimes against the Republic of Poland. He is a judge of the Supreme Court, a member of scientific and expert institutions including the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, the Legislative Council and a member of editorial boards of national and international scientific journals, including "The Prison Systems Review", Przeglądu Legislacyjnego [Legislative Review], Kultury Prawnej [Legal Culture], "Issues of Combating Crimes". Author of more than 100 scientific publications, including Ochrona dziecka poczętego w polskim prawie karnym [The protection of the unborn child in Polish criminal law] (2001), Prawokarne środki przeciwdziałania terroryzmowi [Criminal Law Measures to Counteract Terrorism] (2009), "Terrorism and Criminal Law" (2012), Kodeks karny. Komentarz [The Criminal Code. Commentary] (7 editions, last: 2021, co-editor).
Volodymyr Burdin, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Law, professor, Doctor of Laws. Graduated from the Law Faculty of Lviv University in 1998. He completed his postgraduate studies from 1998 to 2001 and became Candidate of Law in 2002 through his publication, “Peculiarities of juvenile criminal responsibility in Ukraine” (2002). From 2001 – Assistant Professor, and since 2005 - Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2011 received his J.D. degree. Since 2014 – Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Att. Klaudia Gawlik-Bugańska, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, attorney-at-law, entered in the list of attorneys kept by the Distrit Council of Attorneys in Warsaw. She prepared her doctoral dissertation on labor law under the supervision of Prof. Dr hab. Jerzy Wratny. She completed her postgraduate studies in labor law and social insurance at the Łazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw.
She specializes in labor law, social insurance, personal data protection and company law. She has also conducted numerous trainings on labor law and personal data protection issues, taking into account the EU GDPR Regulation. She has several years of experience as a lecturer in individual and collective labor law and social insurance for students of law, administration and economy. She cooperates with law firms and runs her own law practice.
Maciej Łobza, Ph.D.
Graduate of the Poznań University of Economics (doctoral studies - economics, master's studies - international relations) and Poznań University of Technology (engineering studies - automation and management). His scientific interests include international finance and international economics. He is the author of a doctoral thesis on socially responsible investing, which was awarded by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Marcin Olszówka, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, Director of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department at the Government Legislation Center. His academic interests include religious law, constitutional law, and bioethics. Author of several dozen scientific publications, including several monographs, articles in high-scoring scientific journals and a co-author of a commentary to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, published by C.H. Beck Publisher.
Monika Brzozowska-Pasieka, Ph.D
She received a Ph.D. in Law with specialization in copyright law. Since 2015, expert/lecturer at the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, where she conducts trainings for judges from the V4 group in English. Since 2018 an expert of the Council of Europe in the HELP Programme. Her academic publications take into account changes in EU legislation and ECHR and CJEU jurisprudence. Her book publications cover press and public information law, copyright law and personal data protection.
Nazar Stetsyk, Ph.D.
National Expert within the Project “Support to the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Ukraine” (Council of Europe). Vice-Dean on Scholar Activity, Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Managing Editor of the Scholar Journal “Visnyk of Lviv University. Series Law” (Issues 67/2018, 68/2019, 69/2019). Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Laureate of the Lviv Regional State Administration and Lviv Regional Council Reward for Young Scientists and Researchers in 2018.
Robert Oscar Lopez, Ph.D.
Lopez holds a PhD from New York State University, Buffalo. He joined the faculty at California State University, Northridge in 2008. He became a tenured Associate Professor of English and Classics in 2013.
Lopez has served as the President of the International Children's Rights Institute since 2014. He testified against legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. He wrote an amicus curiae brief for the Supreme Court in the Obergefell vs. Hodges case about same-sex marriage.
In 2016, Lopez resigned from his position at CSUN and later became Professor of Humanities at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Robert Wyszyński, Ph.D.
Doctor in Sociology, specializing in the sociology of culture. His interests revolve around the transformations of the hospice movement and palliative care institutions in Poland and the problems of euthanasia. He conducted long-term research among exiles in Kazakhstan. He is a member of the Repatriation Council and a researcher of the indigenous groups in Siberia. He graduated from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, where he also defended his doctoral dissertation.
Stephen Nikola Bartulica, Ph.D.
Member of the Croatian Parliament. He is an associate professor of political philosophy at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb. His scholarly interests include the relationship between religion and politics, ideologies and constitutional theory. He has served in positions at the highest level of government, most recently as senior foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković in 2016. He is the founder and president of the Center for Renewal of Culture, a Croatian NGO designed to educate young professionals in virtue ethics and leadership. This NGO was part of a coalition which successfully organized a national referendum on marriage in Croatia in 2013. Prof. Bartulica is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Miša Đjurković, Ph.D.
Undergraduate, Master and Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University. Ph.D. thesis: Liberalism and the State - Political Philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Research interests: political theory, ideology, bioethics, family legislation. Published or edited more than 20 books and collections of papers, served as an adviser to the Prime minister of Serbia, columnist in leading Serbian daily “Politika” for 20 years. Director of Institute of European Studies (Belgrade, Serbia).
Tomasz Banach, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, court enforcement officer. Graduated in administration from the University of Łódź and law from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He completed his court enforcement officer training at the Chamber of Court Enforcement Officers in Kraków and passed the professional exam there. His academic interests focus on Roman public law and the political thought of the Roman republic.
Att. Tomasz Strugalski, Ph.D.
Attorney-at-law, Ph.D. in Law, graduate of Łazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw and many postgraduate studies at various universities. Scientifically engaged in the issue of civil liability for personal injury, especially in sports and recreation, including in particular the issue of the function of such liability, but would preferably write his habilitation thesis on the dysfunctionality of legal norms and the legal system. He has been a diving instructor for many years and has published papers on teaching methodology, as well as safety and liability of participants and organizers of sports and recreational activities.
Att. Tymoteusz Zych, Ph.D.
Associate Professor / Rector
PhD in Law, attorney in law, Vice President of the Board of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, university lecturer. Vice President of the Confederation of Non-Governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland, an independent organization representing the civil society.
He defended his doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw where he previously obtained his master’s degree. A graduate of the Intercollegiate Individual Humanistic Studies in the Artes Liberales Academy at the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. His book W poszukiwaniu pewności prawa: precedens a przewidywalność orzeczeń sądowych w tradycji prawa anglosaskiego [In search of legal certainty: precendent and predictability of judgements in the common law tradition] (Toruń, 2017) was awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science.
Dr Zych serves as an expert in advisory bodies consulting on many areas of public policy, including human rights, the justice system, and the civil society. Former member of consultative councils operating in the Ministry of Justice and a former consultant to the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Victor Kostov, Ph.D.
Missionary and a lawyer. He is involved in public and theological debate on issues of freedom of conscience and church and state. Dr Kostov teaches Missiology and Introduction to Law at the faculty of one of the schools within the Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute. Editor and publisher of the almanacs Church-State Relations after the Fall of Communism (2013), Christianity and Politics: Cooperation or Conflict? (2015), and Christianity and National Security: Biblical, Historical, and Contextual View (2017). Founding editor of the website and online magazine SvobodaZaVseki.com, (Freedom for All) which addresses questions of church and state, faith and politics, freedom of religion, conscience and speech, and defending traditional family values since 2004. Dr Kostov has published articles in “Christianity Today”, “Christian Century”, “The Christian Post”, “Religion and Christianity”, and “Baptistic Theologies” in English, and also in Bulgarian academic and periodical media. Dr Kostov litigates for freedom of speech and religion in Bulgarian courts and before the European Court of Human Rights. He also helps lead a small church in Northwestern Bulgaria. He is married with three children, two of them adults.
Rev. Tomasz Rakoczy, Ph.D.
Doctor of jurisprudence in the field of canon law. Research interests: family and guardianship law, religious law, theory, human rights. Author of publications on the cooperation between the state and the Church in the field of family law, in which he conducts comparative analysis of key legal issues, such as marriage and its durability, child welfare, and protection of family rights.
Att. Jerzy Kwaśniewski
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
President of the Board and co-founder of the Ordo Iuris Institute, Chairman of the Foundation Council. Attorney at law and managing partner of Parchimowicz & Kwaśniewski law firm (founded in 2008). Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, scholarship holder at the University of Copenhagen, completed courses organized by the Ethics and Culture Center of the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of Leuven. He has many years of experience in civil and criminal proceedings in the field of protection of civil rights and freedoms, family rights, and children's rights. In his legal practice he advises national and international associations, foundations, ventures, and membership organizations. Until 2017, he was the president of the Polish Wine Council. He represents citizens and civil society organizations in many precedent-setting cases before national and international courts and tribunals. He regularly participates in consultations organized by various international bodies such as the Venice Commission and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. He was appointed to advisory boards of four ministers of justice. Member and Secretary of the Governmental Monitoring Team Against Family Violence of the 3rd and 4th term since 2017. In March 2019, he was appointed by the Polish Bishops' Conference to the Council of the Bona Fama Foundation. Member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (since 2017), the International Bar Association (including the Litigation Committee, the Arbitration Committee, the War Crimes Commission) and the IBA Human Rights Institute. Regularly cited as one of the most influential Polish lawyers. Ranked by "Politico" as one of the "28 most powerful people in Europe in 2021".
William L. Saunders, Ph.D.
Professor - Human Rights, Religious Liberty, Bioethics, Catholic University of America. He is Chair of the Religious Liberties Practice Group of the Federalist Society. He also holds the title of Professor and Director of the Program in Human Rights in the School of Arts & Sciences and is a Co-director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Columbus School of Law. Before joining the Catholic University of America, Mr. Saunders served as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel with Americans United for Life for ten years. From 1999 to 2009, he was Senior Fellow in Bioethics and Human Rights Counsel at the Family Research Council.
Mr. Saunders attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead scholarship. He obtained his degree in law from the Harvard Law School.
Mr. Saunders was featured in Harvard’s first Guide to Conservative Public Interest Law in 2003 and again in the 2008 edition. He served on Harvard’s Advisory Committee for its 2008 celebration of public interest law. A member of the Supreme Court bar, he has authored numerous legal briefs in state, federal, foreign, and international courts.
Andreas Kinneging, Ph.D.
Prof. Kinneging was educated at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (MA in political philosophy), and at the University of Leiden, where he received his doctorate in law. His academic interests lie in the fields of political, legal and moral philosophy, metaphysics and theology. He specializes in modern, medieval, and ancient philosophy.
Professor Dr. Princess Ingrid Detter de Frankopan
Head of the Department of International Law and International Relations
Princess Professor Dr. Ingrid Detter de Frankopan, Jagellonica Professor of International Law and of International Relations, Full Professor and Head of the Law Faculty and of the Department of International Relations, D.Phil. (Oxon); Jur. Dr. (Stockholm); Lic. en droit (Paris); Dipl. Diritto europeo (Turin); Senior Member of St Antony’s College, Oxford; Sometime Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and of St. Antony’s College, Oxford; Adviser on International Law to the Holy See; Honorary Professor of International Law at Åbo Academy in Finland; Lindhagen Professor Emeritus having held the Lindhagen Chair of Public and Private International Law and European Law at Stockholm University.
Professor Ingrid Detter de Frankopan is a former Fellow at Oxford, having lectured on International Law at Oxford University and taught as Tutor. For many years she was Head of the Course ‘The International Legal Order’, compulsory for all students in the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics. She was Adviser to Pope St John Paul II on International Law between 1984 and 2005 and later Adviser to the Vatican. She has been Adviser to various Governments during her long and distinguished career in inter-State conflict resolution.
Professor Detter de Frankopan has strong ties to Poland and has gained several Polish Awards and Nominations:
- Order of St Stanislas (2013); Jubilee Medal of St. Stanislas (2016)
- Great Seal of the City of Poznan (2013)
- Medal Labor Omnia Vincit awarded by Hipolit Cegielski, Society (2014)
- Medal of Wielkopolskie Bar Association (Wielkopolska Izba Adwokacka) (2014)
- Mrongovious Medal awarded by University of Warmia and Mazury (2017)
- Ambassador of The Family, awarded by the Foundation Voice for Life, Fundacja Głos dla Życia.
She was a Participant in the Polish-German Forum in Berlin in 2014, in the Warsaw Security Forum in 2015 and in the Great Jubilee - 1050 years of Baptism of Poland in 2016.
She is the author of 17 books:
Law Making by International Organizations; Stockholm, (Norstedt), 1965; Essays on the Law of Treaties, London, (Sweet & Maxwell), 1967; The East African Community and the Common Market, London, (Longman), 1970;Finance and Protection of Investments in Developing Countries, London, (Gower), 1974; 2nd ed. 1987; International Law and the Independent State, London, (Gower), 1974; 2nd ed.. 1987; International Adoptions and the Conflict of Laws, Uppsala, (Almquist & Wiksell), 1975; Bibliography of International Law, New York (Bowker), 1975; Ekonomisk integrationsrätt, Stockholm, (Almquist & Wiksell), 1976; International Law for Students, Stockholm, (Jagellonica), 1989; International Law, Stockholm, (Jagellonica), 1989; The Concept of International Law, Stockholm, (Norstedt), 1987; 2nd ed., 1995; The International Legal Order, London, (Gower), 1991; 2nd ed., 1995; The Law of War, Cambridge, (Cambridge University Press), 1987; 2nd ed. 2000; 3rd ed. by Ashgate, 2013; 4th ed. forthcoming; The Suicide of Europe (Montesa-Jagellonica), London, 2016; Philosophy of the Law of Nations, London, (Ordo Iuris & Montesa-Jagellonica), 2018; Philosophie de droit des gens, (forthcoming);
and of numerous articles among which may be noted:
‘The effect of Resolutions of international organisations’, Mélanges Krzysztof Skubiszewski, ed. Jerzy Makarczyk, (Nijhoff), 1996;. ‘Illegal combatants and the Law of War’, Law Journal of George Washington University, 2007;.‘Extraordinary rendition’, University of North Carolina Law Journal, 2008; and the important article on ‘New aspects of sovereignty and the Right to Protect – RP2’, published by St. Thomas More Institute, London, 2011, available at http://thomasmoreinstitute.org.uk/papers/1890/
Professor Detter de Frankopan is Barrister-at-Law with Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn in London and she has the right of audience in courts in Sweden, France, Germany, Italy and has appeared in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Graduate of Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu-National Louis University, Master of Business Administration Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for the Clean Air Programme. Journalist and publicist.
Master's degree in psychology, graduate of Postgraduate Studies in Administration and Postgraduate Studies in Organized Crime and Terrorism at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, and doctoral studies at the Faculty of National Security of the Academy of Military Art. She conducts scientific research on the system of preventing and combating the financing of terrorism in Poland. Her scientific interests include security sciences and psychology. For many years she worked in the media and currently is involved in marketing. Since 2019, she is the Director of the Office of Public Relations and Marketing in Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A [Industrial Development Agency].
Lawyer, Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. In her research she focuses on the influence of contemporary political and legal ideas in international law. Her interests also include sociology of law, philosophy of law and family policy. Author of numerous reports, analyses, and expert opinions in the field of international law. Director of the Center for International Law at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture. She is working on her doctoral dissertation on the evolution of the concept of reproductive and sexual rights in international law.
Lawyer, PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź in the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law. Speaker at international and national scientific conferences. Author of several scientific publications including the monograph Finansowanie związków wyznaniowych ze środków publicznych w Polsce. Fundusz Kościelny [Financing religious associations from public funds in Poland. The Church Fund]. Graduate of the Leaders of Law Program and the Academy of Leaders of the Republic of Poland. Three-time holder of the scholarship granted by the Rector of University of Łódź.
Appointed as Undersecretary of State and Chief Public Financial Discipline Ombudsman on April 16th, 2020. He graduated in law from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Founder of the Lublin branch of the Students for the Republic of Poland Association, member of its Main Board and the Audit Committee. In 2016, he became an honorary member of this organization.
Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Polish Economic Institute. He was a member of the Political Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance. Subsequently, he became an advisor to the current Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki. In 2016, he worked in the Legal Office of the Ministry of Energy. From 2018 to 2020, he was Director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Department at the Office of the Prime Minister. In January 2020, he was appointed the government's Regulatory Impact Assessment Coordinator. Piotr Patkowski is also a participant of the Government Work Programming Team.
Lawyer. His scientific interests concern philosophy of the state and jurisprudence. Over 30 years of practice in the field of corporate management, business management, and managing systems of organizations.
Ligia Castaldi, LL.M.
LL.M., 2004, Harvard Law School
LL.M. in International Law and the Law of International Organizations, 2001, University of Groningen
Lic. en C. J. y Soc., 1999, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Areas of Expertise
Bioethics, International Law, International Human Rights Law
Ligia De Jesús Castaldi is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on prenatal rights in international human rights law, particularly, in Latin America and the Caribbean. Courses taught by her include International Law, Family Law and Protection of Human Life in Law and Public Policy.
Before joining Ave Maria School of Law faculty, Professor Castaldi worked for several international and governmental human rights agencies, including UNICEF’s regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She was also a legal advisor to the National Congress of Honduras on human life and family issues.
Professor Castaldi is a board member of the International Solidarity and Human Rights Institute (ISHRI). She received LL.M. degrees from the University of Groningen and Harvard Law School.
Key Works: works.bepress.com/ligia_dejesus/
Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Head of Department of State Studies
He is Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute and former Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Howard University (1987-1992, 1997-2005) and Palacky University in the Czech Republic (1992-1997), plus Fulbright Scholarships. He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on radical religious movements and sexuality. He is the author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family(Cumberland House, 2007). His other books include Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; full expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, 2018).
Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women's Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis, Insight, World Net Daily, Whistleblower, The Family in America, Family Policy Review, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, Liberty, the Sunday Independent, LewRockwell.com, The New Presence, MovieGuide.com, and others. His work has also been published by major public policy “think tanks,” including the National Center for Policy Analysis, Institute for Policy Innovation, Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, and the Heartland Institute.
He has appeared on national and international radio and television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, CNN, Court TV, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, Janet Parshall’s America, the Albert Mohler Radio Program, and others.
He has been featured in profiles and write-ups in Human Events, Reason magazine, the Gannett newspapers, Men’s News Daily, Fathering Magazine, the Washington Times, Townhall.com, the Ottawa Citizen, the Royal Gazette (Bermuda), El Visitante (Puerto Rico), and elsewhere.
He is an adviser to the Men’s Health Network and serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization that monitors gender-specific atrocities. He has served as managing editor for the International Journal for Religious Freedom.
A complete list of his publications is available here.
Rafał Zgorzelski, Ph.D.
Manager with over twenty years of experience working in private companies in the logistics, energy and armaments sectors. He has experience in working in supervisory and management bodies of companies. Currently, he is a member of the managing body of a leading Polish transport company. In the past he managed the work of units responsible for the implementation of purchasing processes in key organizations on the market. He has excellent knowledge of business processes, which translates into efficiency in the implementation of strategy, organization and professionalization of companies, as well as the ability to develop and implement solutions for process optimization, including purchasing processes in companies. Doctor of Humanities in the field of history - graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Postgraduate Studies in Management and Postgraduate Studies in Sales Management in Practice at the WSB University in Toruń. He also holds an Executive MBA degree. Author of many publications, articles and analyses, including those on historical, socio-cultural, and business issues.
Kamil Sorka, Ph.D.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, where he also earned his doctorate. He is interested in Roman law and European legal tradition. A recipient of the Diamond Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He completed the prestigious postgraduate studies Corso di alta formazione in diritto romano at La Sapienza University in Rome.
Graduated from law studies at the University of Wrocław, professionally associated with the Office of the Ombudsman for Small and Medium Enterprises. The areas of his interest include influencing business activity legislation and entrepreneurs' rights. Author of many reports and studies on entrepreneurship and commercial law, including the SENT System. Problems of imposing fines on entrepreneurs or the reform of the business registration system in Poland.
President of the Board of the European Centre for Forensic Science Initiatives Foundation , former director of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Polish Police Headquarters, leading expert on forensic science during the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, lecturer;
Rev. Jarosław Krzewicki, Ph.D.
He completed his theological studies at the University of Opole, studies in Canon Law at the Gregorian University in Rome with a PhD in Church Public Law, studies in Moral Theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome with a PhD, studies in Secular Law at the European School of Law and Administration in Warsaw.
Marcin Kulczyk, Ph.D.
Graduated in international relations at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and political science at University of Strasbourg, where he defended his doctoral thesis on Polish view of the birth of European Union diplomacy. He has held professional internships in European institutions (European Parliament, Council of Europe) and Polish diplomatic missions in Strasbourg and Brussels. His academic interests include modern history, legal and institutional aspects of European integration, and human rights in the perspective of Christian social ethics.
Doctoral student at the College of Economics and Social Science at Warsaw School of Economics, graduate of Grand Valley State University (MPA diploma), Cracow University of Economics and Newcastle Business School. Co-founder and former President of the Management Board of Instigos Economic and Consumer Institute. Former research fellow at the School of Public and Non-Profit Administration at Grand Valley State University in the USA. An expert and manager in numerous non-governmental organizations, he also has business experience in banking, energy and media.
Att. Dariusz Lasocki
Local government official (Warsaw councilor in the years 2010-2020), member of the State Electoral Commission. Member of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw, where he completed his practical training. In 2015 he took part (as one of 20 persons) in the competition "Lawyer Pro Bono" organized by the University [of Warsaw (?)] Legal Advice Clinics Foundation and the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita, promoting lawyers providing free legal assistance to people in need.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the British Centre for the Study of English and European Law (University of Cambridge). During his legal studies he attended a law clinic where he worked with the Warsaw office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Recipient of foreign research fellowships: Institute of International Public Law and International Relations (Thessaloniki, Greece), International School of Nuclear Law (Montpellier, France), Institute for Studies on Economics and Employment (Iseo, Italy), Duke Law School - Duke Geneva Institute in Transnational Law (Geneva, Switzerland). Recipient of a scholarship for the conference at The Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) and Salzburg Global Seminar (Bank of Austria scholarship). Student of the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law (The Hague, Netherlands).
Graduate of the School for Civil Society Leaders (2013). Participant of the first edition of the Leadership Academy for Poland organized by the Center for Leadership (2016).
Recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund in the United States (2016-2017). He has completed a management course at the ICAN Institute as well as the EY Academy of Business and management training at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Att. Marta Pietrzyk, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Pietrzyk has graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in Law from the same institution. She is a graduate of the Center for American Law at the University of Florida and the University of Warsaw and the Global Food Law and Quality program at Tuscia University. In 2015, she completed her legal training at the Warsaw Bar Association. Since 2016, attorney-at-law, member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. She gained her professional experience in law firms, in the European Parliament and in public administration. In 2016, she served as a permanent advisor to the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. She specializes in food law, agricultural law and administrative law. Personally, she is a wife and mother of three sons.
Master of Science in Law. Graduate of the University of Białystok. MBA studies at the executive level. Since 1998, associated with the public procurement sector. He started his professional career in the Legal Department of the Public Procurement Office. In 2000, he started work at the Ministry of Finance, and from 2008 he was managing its department of procurement planning and coordination. Course lecturer on public procurement and public finance discipline for employees of the Ministry of Finance units, including Customs Service Officer training courses for members of the Interministerial Adjudicatory Commission on Infringement of Public Finance Discipline.
In addition, he has conducted public procurement training for commercial entities. Since 2009, a member of the Ministerial Adjudicatory Commission for Public Finance Discipline Cases at the Minister in charge of public finances. In 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Interministerial Adjudicatory Commission in charge of public finance discipline at the Ministry of Finance and continues to perform this role in the current term of office. Since 2018, he has been active in the sector of State Treasury companies, where he manages organizational units in the area of transactions and management. He is especially interested in leading consolidation and centralization processes in the area of transactions and public procurement.