Meet our Team

We are based at the Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Our team consists of specialists with expertise in i.a. theory and philosophy of law, law & cognitive science, empirical legal research, intellectual property law, data law, law & technology, law & AI, sociology of law, contemporary Islamic law, psychology and ethics.

Ewa Laskowska-Litak

Ewa Laskowska-Litak, dr hab., LL.M.

Intellectual Property Law; Law and Internet; Copyright Law; EU law

Habilitated doctor, LL.M. (Heidelberg); former research postdoc visitor at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge; WIPO expert and active member of international scientific associations (ALAI, EPIP, ATRIP).

Awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science (2016), Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2018-2020), Polish Patent Office (2016). PI of several research projects funded by the Polish National Science Center (2012, 2017), DAAD (2012-2013), Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2017).

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Bartłomiej Kucharzyk, PhD

Evidence, Cognitive science, Empirical research

Bartek holds a PhD in law and a MA in psychology. His research interests include law of evidence, law & cognitive science and empirical legal research. As a former CEO of the Copernicus Festival he also takes care of FLL’s activities outside the Academia.

photo by: Adam Walanus

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Assistant Professor

Ewa Górska, PhD

Contemporary Islamic Law, Legal Systems in the Middle East, Law and Society, Law and Culture

Ewa holds a PhD in Law and a MA in Middle Eastern Cultural Studies. She currently works as an Assistant Professor in Future Law Lab and in Department of Sociology of Law at the Jagiellonian University.
Her research is focused on contemporary islamic law, bioethics in Islam, critical legal geography, and legal Orientalism. She authored a book, “Contemporary Dynamics of Islamic Law regarding bioethical problems”. She was a PI in research project funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (“Diamond Grant” 2014-2018). Currently she is an investigator in ongoing projects: “EMPATHY: Let’s Empower, Participate and Teach Each Other to Hype Empathy. Challenging Discourse about Islam and Muslims in Poland”, financed by the European Union (CERV-2021-EQUAL) and “Political Dimension of Violence AgainstCities: Urbicide in Palestine—A Case Study”, financed by National Center for Science. Awardee of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) scholarship.
Ewa is a science communicator and hosts two podcasts: „Reorient” focused on cultural studies, and Future Law Lab’s “Law of the Future”.

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Kamil Mamak
Assistant Professor

Kamil Mamak, PhD & PhD

Criminal Law; Ethics, Philosophy and Law of AI/Robots/Technology

Kamil Mamak is a philosopher and a lawyer. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the RADAR: Robophilosophy, AI ethics and Datafication research group at the University of Helsinki and an assistant professor at the Department of Criminal Law at the Jagiellonian University. He is also a Member of the Board of the Cracow Institute of Criminal Law.

He holds PhDs in law (2018) from Jagiellonian University and philosophy (2020) from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow. He has authored 3 book monographs and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed chapters. His works were published in international journals, including the European Journal of Criminology; Ethics and Information Technology; International Journal of Social Robotics; AI & Society; Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy; Science and Engineering Ethics; European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice; Frontiers in Robotics and AI. He received a research grant from the National Science Center in Poland. He was awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science (2022-2025).

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Assistant Professor

Przemysław Pałka, PhD

Law and technology, Consumer law, Data law

Przemysław Pałka is an Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, where serves as the PI for the Project “Private Law of Data: Concepts, Principles, Practices and Politics” funded by the Norway Grants. He is also Affiliated Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale.

His research interests encompass the intersections of law, technology, and social justice. In particular, Pałka’s interested in private law, consumer law, data law, law’s automation, and legal aspects of AI, virtual objects and interoperability. Before joining the Jagiellonian University in January 2021, Pałka was Yale’s Fellow in Private Law (2018-2020), and a Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (2016-2018). He holds a PhD (’17) and an LLM (’14) from the EUI, and an MA (’13) from the University of Warsaw, Poland. Blogs at

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Prof. Bartosz Brożek

Bartosz Brożek is a Full Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He holds PhDs both in law (2003) and philosophy (2007). He has authored or co-authored over twenty book monographs, co-edited over twenty collections of essays and published almost 100 peer-reviewed articles or contributed chapters. His research interests include legal philosophy, philosophy of mind, theories of reasoning, moral and mathematical cognition, as well as history of ideas.

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Associate Professor

dr hab. Marta Soniewicka, prof. UJ

philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, bioethics, law and emotions

Marta Soniewicka is Associate Professor at the Department of the Philosophy of Law and Legal Ethics, at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She holds PhD in both Law and Philosophy, and Habilitation degree in Law. Her research interests concentrate on the philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, including bioethics. She authored numerous articles, chapters and books including: Granice sprawiedliwości, sprawiedliwość ponad granicami (Boundaries of Justice, Justice Beyond Boundaries) 2010; Human Genetic Selection and Enhancement: Parental Perspectives and Law (2019), co-authored with W. Lewandowski; After God. The Normative Power of the Will from the Nietzschean Perspective (2017). She is also an editor of several volumes, and co-editor, together with P. Hellwege, of a series Krakauer-Augsburger Rechtsstudien. She is a member of an Editorial Board of the CEE Forum Legal Theory Yearbook; editorial staff of the journal Forum Prawnicze, as well as the Team working on Research Ethics in Life Sciences within Rector’s Committee on Research Ethics at the Jagiellonian University. She is a laureate of numerous scholarships and awards, among others: the prize of the Magazine POLITYKA for young scholars (2011), and a Fulbright scholarship at the Boston University in the USA (2011). Currently, she is working on a research project on law and emotions.

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Assistant Professor

Marek Jakubiec, PhD

Marek Jakubiec holds PhD in legal philosophy from Jagiellonian University, Kraków, where he is currently an assistant professor. His research interests embrace legal philosophy, cognitive science (especially embodied cognition), and philosophy of mind. He is a coordinator of the first Polish MOOC platform Copernicus College and a member of the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Kraków.

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Scientific Researcher and teaching assistant

PhD Konrad Gliściński, LL.M.

PhD in Law. Researcher at the Department of Intellectual Property Law at the Jagiellonian University. Legal advisor to the Board of the Jagiellonian Center of Innovation. Intellectual property expert at Centrum Cyfrowe. Lecturer at the H. Grotius Center for Intellectual Property Rights. He collaborates with the Kalecki Foundation. He completed doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and post-graduate studies in company law at the Warsaw School of Economics. He holds an LL. M. of the University of Turin in the field of intellectual property law. A graduate of the Top500 Innovators program at Stanford University on management and commercialization of scientific research. Laureate of the 2010 Minister of Science and Higher Education award for best master’s thesis organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland. Author of “All rights reserved. The history of disputes over copyright. 1469 – 1928”. Co-author of the commentary to the Industrial Property Law Act (2016) and the Copyright and Related Law Act (2019).

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PhD candidate

Krystyna Mokrzycka

A second year PhD Student at Jagiellonian University Doctoral School of Social Sciences (enrolled in the interdisciplinary ‘Society of the future’ programme). She has a Master’s degree in Law (2022) and a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science (2022). Currently, she is finalizing her Master’s studies in both Cognitive Science and Philosophy. Her academic interests oscillate around the intersection of legal philosophy, ethics and cognitive neuroscience.

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PhD candidate / official DJ

Karolina Sikora

Karolina is a PhD candidate in the JU Doctoral School of Social Sciences (the Interdisciplinary Programme “Society of the Future.”) She holds a master’s degree in law and is currently in progress of obtaining a master’s degree in sociology.

Her research is focused on migrations, multiculturalism, and their relation to criminal law. She’s currently preparing a PhD thesis about Polish policies of multiculturalism, with a specific stress on aspects connected with criminal law and criminology. She’s also interested in anti-discrimination law and the phenomenon of criminalization in its social aspect, as well as the policies of equality and inclusivity in academia.

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Assistant Professor

Dawid Juszka, BEng PhD & PhD

Law and ICT issues, Quality of Experience of Multimedia, security of web and mobile applications

PhD of Law (Jagiellonian University, 2019) and PhD in Telecommunications (AGH-UST, 2019), Assistant Professor in the Institute of Telecommunications, AGH Universyty of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland.

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Administrative Specialist

Anna Dragan

HR, accounting and finance

Anna Dragan is an administrative employee at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University, heading the dean’s office for doctoral studies for 10 years. She graduated from the Faculty of Management and Marketing at the Jagiellonian University and postgraduate studies in Accounting and Finance and Human Resource Management.

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PR Manager

Anna Żołnik, PhD

Editor, PR Specialist, Coordinator

Anna Żołnik is a technical employee at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. Since 2009 working as commissioning & creative editor an digital marketing manager. She graduated from the Comparative Studies at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Polish Studies. She got a PhD in Literary Anthropology.