JUDr. Maxim Tomoszek, Ph.D.

Vice-Dean for Bachelor’s and Master’s Study Programmes
Assistant Professor at the Department of Constitutional Law

e-mail: maxim.tomoszek@upol.cz

Maxim Tomoszek started teaching at Law Faculty of Palacký University in 2004. Between 2008 and 2016, he was the head of the Centre for Clinical Legal Education. Since 2016, he serves as vice-dean for education. He obtained a Ph.D. in constitutional law in 2012. During his engagement at Palacký, Maxim has been teaching constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, human rights, various human rights oriented legal clinics (human rights clinic, patients‘ rights clinic, asylum law clinic, anti-discrimination clinic), professional ethics, legal skills and regularly coaches moot court teams for national and international moot court competitions. Since 2018, he also cooperates with Czech Judicial Academy on ethical trainings for Czech judges and consulted on the commentary to Ethical Code of the Union of Judges.

Maxim has been regularly teaching abroad: In 2014, he was a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University, School of Law, in Lexington, Virginia, USA, teaching about protection of fundamental rights in Europe. Since 2017, he teaches in the Master programme in Human Rights in Valencia; he conducted seminars on ethical issues related to students’ work in legal clinics at Warsaw University (2018) and University of Brescia (2019). Since 2017, he collaborates with four other European universities (Luxembourg, Brescia, Bucharest and Roma III) within the framework of the first Erasmus+ project dedicated to clinical legal education: Skills Transfer in Academia: A Renewed Strategy, where he is responsible for preparing the quality standards for legal clinics.

Maxim is dedicated to promoting clinical legal education on international level. Between 2013 and 2019, he was the president of the European Network for Clinical Legal Education, where he now serves as a treasurer. Since 2013, he represents Central and Eastern Europe in the steering committee of the Global Alliance for Justice Education.

He regularly presents at national and international conferences, and publishes about clinical legal education and professional ethics in the Czech Republic and abroad. He also regularly organizes conferences, workshops, trainings and other events related to clinical legal education.

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