Maxim Tomoszek

Maxim Tomoszek


Education and professional experience

Maxim Tomoszek got his Master degree in Law (2002) and Ph.D. in Constitutional Law (2012) at the Law Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic. Since 2004, he is a teacher at the Department of Constitutional Law, in years 2008-2015, he was also the director of the Centre for Clinical Legal Education. Since 2016, he serves at Palacký Law School as the vice-dean for teaching and students affairs. He teaches Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Professional Ethics, Human Rights Clinic and Patients' Rights Clinic. He has published several articles in the area of human rights, positive obligations of states and constitutional review of such rights. He regularly participates in local and global conferences focusing on human rights and clinical legal education and has co-organized several international conferences focusing on clinical legal education or professional ethics. Since 2011, he is a member of Global Alliance for Justice Education (currently serving as a member of its Steering Committee), and since 2013 he is the president of European Network for Clinical Legal Education.

Selected publications

Tomoszek M. The Growth of Legal Clinics in Europe – Faith and Hope, or Evidence and Hard Work? International Journal of Clinical Legal Education. 2014.

Tomoszek M. Das Verfassungsrecht Tschechiens und der Slowakei – eine Bilanz 20 Jahre nach dem Zerfall der Tschechoslowakei. Osteuropa-Recht. 2013.

TOMOSZEK M. The Czech Republic. How Constitutions Change : A Comparative Study. 2011.

Tomoszek M., Tomoszková V. A New Dawn in the Czech Clinical Movement. In ALEMANNO A., KHADAR L. (Eds.) Reinventing Legal Education: How Clinical Education Is Reforming the Teaching and Practice of Law in Europe. 2018.

Tomoszek M. Legal clinics and social justice in post-communist countries. In MCKEOWN P., ASHFORD C. (Eds.) Social Justice and Legal Education. 2018.

Tomoszek M. Reflections on New Trends in Clinical Legal Education in Continental Europe. In THOMAS L., VAUGHAN S., MALKANI B., LYNCH T. (Eds.) Reimagining Clinical Legal Education. 2018.

Tomoszek M., Kopa M. The Czech Republic: The State of Liberal Democracy. In ALBERT R., LANDAU D., FARAGUNA P., DRUGDA Š. (Eds.) The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law. 2018.

Kopa M., Tomoszek M., Červínek Z. Developments in Czech Constitutional Law: The Year 2016. In Albert R., Landau D., Faraguna P., Drugda Š. (Eds.) The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2016 Global Review of Constitutional Law. 2017.

Tomoszek M. Constitutional Responsibility in EU Member States - Symbolic Proclamation or Effective Element of Rule of Law? Obywatel – państwo – społeczność międzynarodowa. 2014.

Tomoszek M. Changes of Constitutional Regulation of Responsibility of the President, Government and Members of Parliament in the Czech Republic. Liability of Public Officers - Selected Issues. 2013.

TOMOSZEK M., MADLEŇÁKOVÁ L. Legal Pluralism – Reflection of Multiculturalism and Globalization in Law? Human rights, Spiritual Values and Global Economy. 2011.

TOMOSZEK M. Decision Making of Administrative Authorities and Limiting the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. In HORÁKOVÁ M., TOMOSZKOVÁ V. (Eds.) Formalized Procedures of Administrative Authorities. 2010.

TOMOSZEK M. The legal regulation of political parties at the European level - a way to reduce the democratic deficit of the European Union? The Constitutional Treaty – A Critical Appraisal. 2007.