Faculty of Law and Administration
European Society for Comparative
Partners and Patrons
Marshall of the
Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Gdańsk
Pomeranian Bar Association
of the City of Gdańsk
Pomeranian Park of Science
Pomeranian Centre for
Arbitration and Mediation
Saur Neptun Gdańsk
Olivia Business Centre
Regional Pomeranian Chamber of Commerce,
Fundation for the Development of the University of Gdańsk
On 28 and 29 June the conference will be held in the Old Town of Gdansk (the European Solidarity Center, the Artus Court and the Great Hall of the Main Town Hall), while on 30th June the debate will move to Gdynia (the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park). On 1st July the participants will meet at the Faculty of Law and Administration in Gdańsk-Oliwa. In order to prevent any inconvenience the organizers will provide transportation service between the conference sites.
Below you will find our recommendations for quality accommodation in the area of the Old Town of Gdansk and in Gdansk-Oliwa, in the vicinity of the premises of the University of Gdansk. The Organizers have negotiated preferential rates and made some bookings for the participants in these places.
information about hotels
Head of the Organising Committee
Full Professor of Law
Professor Tadeusz Maciejewski is a head of the Chair of History of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. His research interests revolve around the old municipal law, public law and history of administration. He is also interested in the topic of free European cities in the 19th and early 20th century.
Anna Klimaszewska, PhD, in her research focuses on issues from the field of the history of French law and on the influence exerted by the French law on the shape of Polish legal culture. In 2013, she completed two projects financed by the Joint Center for History and Economics of Harvard University & University of Cambridge: "Adoption of the French Commercial Code of 1807 in the Duchy of Warsaw as a Significant Factor in the Development of Commercial Law on the Polish Territories” and "How to Rebuild the Feudal World? The Backward Poland at the Turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries in Clash with the Western European Legal, Political and Economic Thought” (co-authored with M. Gałędek).
Michał Gałędek, PhD, in his research explores primarily issues connected to the history of administration and shaping of the Polish legal culture in the 19th century. He was the principal investiagor of the Joint Center for History and Economics of Harvard University & University of Cambridge project "How to Rebuild the Feudal World?The Backward Poland at the Turn of the 18th and 19th Centuries in Clash with the Western European Legal, Political and Economic Thought” (2013, co-authored with Dr A. Klimaszewska) and of the National Science Center, "Administrative Thought in the Kingdom of Poland 1814-1831"(since 2014).
Jacek Wadłoch is a lecturer in the Department of the History of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk.
Marcin Michalak is a research assistant in the Department of history of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk. His primary research area is history of American law. He is preparing a doctoral thesis on the evolution of liability for medical malpractice in the United States in historical perspective. Currently, conducting research on this issue, Marcin Michalak is doing his internship at Yale University.
Maria Lewandowicz, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of the History of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk.
Piotr Kitowski, PhD, is a deputy head in the Department of the History of Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk. Interests: medieval and early modern legal systems, especially land and urban law in Royal Prussia, material culture and past judical practice. Principal investigator in the project of National Science Centre: Inheritance succesion in the small cities of Royal Prussia in the second half of 17 and 18 century (Pomeranian Voivodeship). Awarded by Gdańsk Scientific Society (2014) and City of Gdańsk (Johann Uphagen Prize, 2013). Stipendist of The Educational Enterprise Foundation and The Polish-American Freedom Foundation (2004/2005; 2009/2010).
Grzegorz Grzegorczyk, PhD Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and Translation Department. His academic and research interests focus around the use of language in intersubjective communication in social contexts, primarily in various professional settings.
Tricity is a metropolitan area in Poland consisting of three cities in Pomerania: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot, as well as minor towns nearby them. They are situated adjacent to one other, in a row on the coast of Gdańsk Bay, Baltic Sea, in Pomerelia (Pomeranian Voivodeship), northern Poland. The Tricity metropolitan area has a population of over 1 million people. The name Trójmiasto was used informally or semi-formally only, until 28 March 2007, when the "Tricity Charter" (in Polish Karta Trójmiasta) was signed as a declaration of the cities' cooperation.
In 1918, having regained its independence - so very much desired after 150 years of partitions - Poland was still lacking direct access to the sea. It was only on 10th February 1920 that nuptials of Poland with the sea could be performed in Puck. It was a symbolic act meaning that our nation's dreams of regaining access to the Baltic, of having its own fleet, of being a sea power could start coming true. Under the Treaty of Versailles a small portion of the Baltic coast was granted to Poland.
A thousand-year history, a location at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions - all this makes Gdańsk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations. The first written mention of Gdańsk comes from 997. The defensive and urban complex as well as a port started to really form in the second half of the 10th century.
Sopot is a major health-spa and tourist resort destination. It has the longest wooden pier in Europe, at 515.5 metres, stretching out into the Bay of Gdańsk. The city is also famous for its Sopot International Song Festival, the largest such event in Europe after the Eurovision Song Contest. Among its other attractions is a fountain of bromide spring water, known as the "inhalation mushroom".
The University of Gdańsk is a dynamically developing institution of higher learning, and one that combines respect for tradition with a commitment to the new. We offer a very wide range of academic subjects, and an equally wide range of subjects that lead to professional qualifications in demand on the job market. An increasingly large proportion of students pursue their studies in state-of-the-art facilities on the University's Baltic Campus, which is one of the largest university complexes in northern Poland.
Founded on 5 December 2009 (St Nicholas' Eve) in The Hague, the European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) was born out of frustration with the narrow nationalism and geographical segregation of legal history in contemporary European scholarship and professional organisations.
Faculty of Law
There are almost 4,400 students who have taken up first and second cycle program at Faculty of Law and Administration. They are associated in numerous organizations and research circles. In particular, Students' Union Council representing interests of the majority of students should be mentioned, as well as European Law Students' Association, which is the biggest international non-political and non-profit organization open to students and young graduates of law.
Culture, Identity and Legal Instrumentalism
ESCLH 4th Biennial Conference - Gdańsk 2016