Teaching and other events not related to research

Here I present lectures, seminars and other public appearances that are not of a research character. Research-related events can be found here.

Teaching at LSE

Other Academic Teaching

Lecturing to Practitioners

Lecturing to Judges

Other Public Appearances

Events I was invited to attend



Teaching at LSE

2010-2011: convenor and lecturer in the course "European Union: Law and Government" (EU420) – MSc programme, European Institute

2010-2011: lecturer and in Lent Term convenor in the course "Advanced Issues of European Union Law" (LL4B2) – LL.M. programme, Department of Law

2010-2011: lecturer in the course "Justice, Liberty and Security in the European Union" (EU464) – MSc. programme, European Institute

2010-2011: lecturer in the course "Law and Institutions of the European Union" (LL232), LL.B. programme, Department of Law


Other Academic Teaching

30 June 2011, Common Law Society, Letní škola srovnávacího práva, „Precedent“ anebo „ustálená judikatura“ ["Precedent" or "Established Jurisprudence"], 2 h.

4 April 2011, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, guest lecture within the course Kritická právní teorie [Critical Legal Theory], "Americký právní realismus" ["American Legal Realism"], 1,5 h.

31 January 2011: SciencesPo Paris, teaching in Joint Seminar Double Degree Masters in European Studies, seminar "Judicial Lawmaking and Precedent in the Court of Justice", 2 h

2010 - , University of Lund, Faculty of Law, visiting lecturing in LL.M. course, two seminar modules, Foundations of EU law and Enforcement of EU law (6 hrs each)

8 March 2010, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, guest lecture within the course Kritická právní teorie [Critical Legal Theory], "Americký právní realismus" ["American Legal Realism"], 1,5 h.

13 December 2009, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, guest lecture within the course Lidská práva a soudnictví [Human Rights and the Judiciary], "'Na dekrety nám nesahejte' aneb Uplatňování základních práv EU před českými orgány" ["'Do Not Touch the Decrees' or Application of EU Human Rights before Czech Authorities", 1,5 h.

9 November 2009, Department of Law, European University Institute, invited presentation on the Lisbon Treaty II decision of the Czech Constitutional Court, Advanced Course in EU Constitutional Law taught by Professors Maduro and De Witte

13 February 2009, seminar within the BCL/MJur course Constitutional Principles of the EU, "The Court of Justice as a Constitutional Court", 2 hours

2007-2008, Graduate Teaching Assistant in European Community Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, tutor at Magdalene College and Exeter College - FHS Course (undergraduate), EC Law

10 December 2008, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, co-teaching in a seminar in constitutional law focused on the Lisbon Treaty decision of the Czech Constitutional Court, together with Pavel Molek (the seminar's principal lecturer), 2 x 1,5 h.

Michaelmas Term 2008, tutor, New College, University of Oxford, FHS Course (undergraduate), EC Law

20 December 2007, Faculty of Law, Charles University, seminar "Kritika, editace, oponentura" ["Critiquing, Editing and Opposing"], together with Michal Bobek, course in academic legal writing, 1,5 h.

18 December 2007, Faculty of Law, Charles University, seminar "Jak (ne) napsat dobrý komentář rozhodnutí Soudního dvora ES" ["How (not) to write a good case comment of an ECJ's decision"], course in academic legal writing, 1,5 h.

24 April 2006, Charles University Law Faculty, Jak vyhrát spor s pomocí komunitárního práva [How to win a case with the help of EC law], guest lecture in the course "Law and Legal practice", 1,5 hours

19 April 2006, Možnosti a meze spolupráce ESD a národních soudů při zajišťování ústavní soudržnosti práva EU [Possibilities and limits of the cooperation of the ECJ and national courts in securing constitutional coherence of EU law] , guest lecture in the course "European constitutional law"", 1,5 hours


Lecturing to Practitioners

11 January 2010, Academy of Taxation of the Chamber of Tax Advisors of the Czech Republic and the Czech Bar Association, seminar "Aplikace práva Evropské unie aneb „Co, kde a jak“ v právu EU" ["What, where, and How in European Law; seminar in methodology"], 6 h.

14 September 2007, Chamber of Tax Advisors of the Czech Republic, seminar "Co, kde a jak v evropském právu; metodologický seminář" ["What, where, and How in European Law; seminar in methodology"], together with M. Bobek, 4,5 h.

26 June 2007, publishing house C.H. Beck, Co, kde a jak v evropském právu; metodologický seminář [What, where, and How in European Law; seminar in methodology], together with M. Bobek, 4,5 hours

5 January 2007, Chamber of Tax Advisors of the Czech Republic, Principy aplikace práva EU na vnitrostátní úrovni [Principles of application of EU law on the national level], 4 hours

29 June 2006, publishing house C.H. Beck, Vymáhání komunitárního práva II – vnitrostátní úroveň [EC law enforcement II - national level], together with J. Passer, judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, 4,5 hours

26 May 2006, publishing house C.H. Beck, Vymáhání komunitárního práva I – evropská úroveň [EC law enforcement I - EC level ], together with D. Petrlík référendaire at the ECJ, 4,5 hours 

19 May 2006, law office Salans, Informační zdroje práva EU na Internetu [Where to find EU law on the Internet] , 3 hours 


Lecturing to Judges

30 March 2006, Regional Court for the Central Bohemia, Právo ES v akci [EC law in action] , together with P. Bříza, Director of the EU Department, Ministry of Justice, 5 hours

21 March 2006, Supreme Court of the Czech Republic, Zastupování České republiky před komunitárními soudy, judikatura Evropského soudního dvora a Soudu prvního stupně s důrazem na její význam pro české obecné soudnictví [Representation of the Czech Republic before the Community Courts, Case Law of the Court of Justice with an Emphasis on Its Influence on the Czech Judiciary] , together with T. Boček, Czech Government Agent before the ECJ, 2 hours

14 February 2006, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic,  Zastupování České republiky před komunitárními soudy a judikatura komunitárních soudů Representation of the Czech Republic before the Community courts and the case law of the Court of Justice] , together with T. Boček, Czech Government Agent before the ECJ, 2 hours

1 November 2005, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, Komunitarní právo v akci: porušení práva ES na ochranu životního prostředí před českými správními soudy [EC law in action: breaches of EC environmental law before Czech administrative courts] , Forum "Directives in the field of the environment and Czech administrative judicature, organized by Public Interest Lawyers Association (PILA) in coopperation with the Association of Judges of the Czech Republic, together with J. Passer, judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic, 1 hour

12 October 2005, Academy of the Judiciary, Základy práva Evropské unie [Foundations of EU law] , lecture for judges and trainee judges, 3 hours

6 October 2005, Academy of the Judiciary, Kolik soudů má Evropská unie? Základy soudního systému EU [How many courts does the EU have? Foundations of the EU judicial system , lecture for judges and trainee judges, 2 hours

6 October 2005, Academy of the Judiciary, Anatomie předběžné otázky [Anatomy of the preliminary ruling procedure]lecture for judges and trainee judges, 2 hours


Other Public Appearances

9 September 2008, Brno, Debatní úterý (public debate), "(Ne)reformovatelnost studia práv" ["(Non)reformability of Legal Education"], together with Filip Melzer (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law, Palacký's University), photos from the event available here

2 August 2008, Radio broadcast "Člověk a demokracie" ["A Human and Democracy"], Český rozhlas, guest, record available here: mp.3

10 September 2007, Secondary Grammar School of J.K. Tyl, Hradec Králové, Jak na Oxford a co tam? [How to Get to Oxford and What to Do There?], 1,5 hours


Events I was Invited to Attend

16 September 2008, U.S. Embassy Prague, conference "Judicial Reform: Toward an Accountable Society"

1-3 July 2008, The Mentor Group Prague, conference "Forum for EU-US Legal-Economic Affairs"


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