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J.a. (joasia) Luzak

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Faculty of Law
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands

J.a. (joasia) Luzak

Biography

In 2003 graduated with best results and the distinction merit from the English and European Law Centre - two-year course co-organized by Cambridge and Warsaw Universities. In 2004 graduated from the Law Faculty at the Warsaw University (cum laude). Received academic scholarships through the whole studies - in the academic year 2003/2004 received Scholarship of the National Education Ministry for academic achievements. Pursued and obtained a Doctor degree in law at the University of Amsterdam on the 29th of November 2011 within research institute Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) : "The implied duty of a service provider to warn about a risk of construction defects resulting from a contract with a third party, with emphasis on defects resulting from design failures. A case study on the precontractual and contractual duty to warn in English, German and Dutch law and in the Draft Common Frame of Reference". Since September 2008 Assistant Professor at the Insitute of Private Law A, University of Amsterdam. Professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) for the Spring Semester 2013. Teaching courses: European Consumer Law; Introduction to Transnational Law. Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Center in January 2014. Teaching course: Introduction to Transnational Law. Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University as of July 2014. Teaching course: EU Consumer Law for the students of the LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Research Interest

ince January 2002 until June 2005 worked in one of the biggest law firms in Poland - S. Sołtysiński, A. Kawecki & A. Szlęzak Legal Advisors - first as a paralegal, then as a junior lawyer. Since September 2007 - lecturer of "Private Law and the Internal Market", "European Consumer Law", "Contractenrecht"; "European Contract Law". Since September 2008 - Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Institute of Private Law, in the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law . In February 2010 started a blog Recent Developments in European Consumer Law ( http://recent-ecl.blogspot.com/ ). Co-ordinator and main contributor of this blog. In March 2011 participated in the project of the Asser Institute and Dutch government: "Strengthening the Vietnam Competition Authorities in the field of enforcement of Consumer Law". Trained employees of the Vietnam Competition Authorities in the field of inter alia protection against unfair contract terms.

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