Peter Čuroš, Ph.D.

Peter Čuroš, an adjunkt at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In previous years he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Private Law at the University of Oslo. From 2016-2019 he was an assistant professor at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Law, where he also presented his dissertation thesis on Right to Disobey: Civil Disobedience. August 2015- May 2016, he spent as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Vincent Bradford Professor of Law James Moliterno at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, with the research area of professional responsibility and constitutional law. He has published on critical legal theory, judicial reforms, legal ideology, the judiciary in CEE, judicial ethics, legal education. At PAN he is a member of the project Filling the gap – an empirical analysis of the complex relations between political parties, organized interests.

Research interests:
  • Interest groups
  • Political parties
  • Civil society
  • Judiciary
  • Critical theory

His most recent works are the Special Issue “Judges under Stress” in German Law Journal, published by Cambridge University Press, where he has been a guest editor. He has also published papers in the issue “Recent Attacks on Judicial Independence: The Vulgar, the Systemic, and the Insidious” (Moliterno, Curos), “Panopticon of the Slovak Judiciary – Continuity of Power Centers and Mental Dependence” (Curos), “Understanding Continuity and Discontinuity of Judicial Institutions of the CEE Countries” (Graver, Curos), a chapter “Using Institutional Theory in Legal Education” (Curos) in the book Thinking About Clinical Legal Education, Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives, published by Routledge, “On the Missing Discourse Concerning Legal Professions” (Curos) in Pravny obzor and “Independence Without Accountability: The Harmful Consequences of EU Policy Toward Central and Eastern European Entrants” (Moliterno, Berdisova, Curos, Mazur) in Fordham International Law Review. His current activities include papers focused on various interferences into judiciaries – “Attack or Reform – Systemic Interventions in the Judiciary in Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia” in Onati Socio-legal Series, and a research on lawyers’ ideology in “Educating Towards Subjects Instead Of Objects” for the book Biopolitics in Legal Education (Routledge, Giddens, Siliquini, eds.).

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