Jan Komárek

Jan is a lecturer at London School of Economics and Political Science in its European Institute and Department of Law.

Jan holds degrees from University of Oxford (M.St. 2007, D. Phil. 2011), Stockholm University (LL.M. 2004) and Charles University in Prague (Mgr. 2001, JUDr. 2002).  He also obtained Diploma of the Academy of Euroean Law (EU Law Session) 2004, European University Institute in Florence and Central European University Diploma in Advanced European Union Legal Practice, magna cum laudem (CEU, Budapest).

His doctoral thesis, written under Professor Stephen Weatherill's supervision, was entitled Precedent in EU Law: Reasoning with Previous Decisions of the Court of Justice. Jan's work appeared in American Journal of Comparative Law, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Common Market Law Review or European Law Review; he also occasionally publishes in Czech newspapers and magazines on topics related to constitutional law and politics. He is a member of Editorial Board of European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst) and of Editorial Advisory Board of Review of European Administrative Law (REAL).

Jan is interested in EU law and politics in general, US constitutional law, judicial process and some aspects of legal reasoning.

In 2004-2006 Jan worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Department of Community Law as a legal counsellor to the Government Agent before the ECJ. In 2009-2010 Jan was a legal secretary to the President of the Czech Constitutional Court, he worked also in its Analytical Department (also in July-September 2008). In 2005 Jan spent two months as a trainee in the ECJ Judge Allan Rosas' Chambers.

In his "previous life" Jan won two bronze medals at the University World Championships in Flat Water Canoeing (1998) and was several times junior champion of the Czech Republic, won several medals at senior Czech Republic Championships and represented the Czech Republic at various international competitions. He likes sport, particularly running and skiing.

Professional bio can be found here: [pdf].


Jan Komárek
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
United Kingdom


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