23 October 2017

Joanna Jemielniak awarded a habilitation

Associate Professor Joanna Jemielniak has been awarded habilitation in juridical sciences in a procedure conducted under the auspices of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles in Poland. The procedure was concluded on October 19, 2017 before the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz.

The degree has been granted on the basis of Joanna Jemielniak’s monograph Legal Interpretation in International Commercial Arbitration, published at Ashgate/Routledge, and other research achievements after the doctorate.

From the publishing reviews of the monograph:

’It is impossible to fully understand the nature of legal interpretation in arbitration without taking into account the context in which arbitrators operate, including their legal training, and the panoply of legal traditions they are faced with. This book successfully incorporates these elements into analysis, which makes it a truly valuable contribution to the discussion about the subject.’

Marek Safjan, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and former President of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland; Professor, University of Warsaw   

’This book combines academic thinking and practical insight. This combination is particularly powerful in the section on the comparative method where the book provides guidance for different ways to use comparative analysis which has become part of the advocacy tool kit in international commercial arbitration. The role of comparative analysis is explained for different theoretical representations of international commercial arbitration (as an emanation of national, pluralistic or autonomous legal order). I recommend this book to legal scholars as well as practising lawyers.’

Anton K. Schnyder, Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland