Mgr. Martina Grochová, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the Centre for Clinical Legal Education
Martina Grochová obtained her PhD in Constitutional Law in 2019 at the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University where she defended her Doctoral Thesis titled Access to the New Forms of Parenthood as Part of the Right to Respect Family and Private Life. During her doctoral studies, she got involved in the teaching of skills-oriented courses and organising other extracurricular activities for students at Masaryk University. She coached the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition teams in Brno in academic years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019; in both years the teams ranked among top ten worldwide and in 2019 the MUNI team won the best written submission award. Martina also introduced in Brno the Street Law Moot Court Competition, a competition for high school students founded at the Faculty of Law of the Palacký University, as well as a clinical course Legal Aid for Victims of Crime. In 2014-2016 Martina was part of the organisation team of the national round of the Jessup Moot Court Competition and of the MjUNI workshop, a play-based human rights workshop for primary schools. Since 2014 she also assists with the organisation of the National Human Rights Moot Court Competition (Lidskoprávní Moot Court).
Martina believes in benefits of connecting academic and practical career and, thus, worked at the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Judicial Academy. Those work experiences helped her to deepen and broaden her knowledge in the fields of her expertise – Human Rights and Children Rights – and enabled her to put her theoretical knowledge in a more practical context. In 2020 Martina got accepted to the University of Oxford MSt programme in International Human Rights Law, a part-time degree designed for young human rights professionals who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights. Martina is a member of the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law, the Global Alliance for Justice Education and the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. She is an expert guarantor of the Judicial Academy’s grant project on the access of vulnerable groups to justice. She gives lectures for the Judicial Academy both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and presented in numerous domestic and international conferences. She publishes mainly in the area of Human Rights, Children Rights, Family Law and gender equality.