Professor dr. habil. Marian Grzybowski
Phone: +48 12 663 19 37
Office hours: Monday, 12.00 AM - 1:00 PM
Marian was the first head of the chair, presently he is professor emeritus. Marian was born on the 9th of March 1945 in Prądnik Korzkiewski near Kraków. In 1962 he graduated from Jan III Sobieski Secondary School No. 2 in Kraków. In 1967 completed legal studies at the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University. In the same year he began his academic work as a professor assistant. Initially, he was working at the Chair of Civil Procedure and after a year he was employed at the Chair of State Law. The venerable Jubilarian developed his scientific career under the supervision of Professor Witold Zakrzewski and was also influenced by preeminent law professors such as Władysław Wolter, Konstanty Grzybowski, Stefan Grzybowski, Kazimierz Przybyłowski, Kazimierz Opałek, Wacław Ossuchowski and Adam Vetulani. In the years 1968-1970 he completed a judicial training and then passed a judge's exam. He also acquired the license to practice as a legal counsel. Professor Grzybowski defended his doctorate in 1976 under the supervision of the
aforementioned Professor Witold Zakrzewski and in 1982 he obtained a habilitation. In 1990 he received the title of Professor of legal sciences. Since 1994 he has been working at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University as a full professor.
Marian completed many research internships and study visits abroad, i.e. at the universities in Oslo and Bergen (1978-1979), Umeå (1982), Turku and Helsinki (1984), in the Institute of European Studies in Wien (1989/90) and in the Brookings Institution in Washington (1990/91). He also visited i.e. the Columbia University in New York (1993), the University of Buffalo (1993), the University of Rochester (1997), the Swedish Institute in Stockholm (1998) and the Danish University Consortium (1999).
In 1990 he became a member of the Committee for Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Committee on Legal Sciences of the Kraków Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In the years 1991-1994 he was a member of the team of Constitutional Law and Law Making of the Legislative Council. In 1996-1997 he worked in the Permanent Team of Experts of the Constitutional Committee of the National Assembly. For his involvement in the creation of the draft Constitution he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland of 3 May 1997.
In the years 2005-2010 he was the chairman of the Executive Board of the Polish Association of Constitutional Law. In 2001 he was selected by the Sejm as a judge of the Constitutional Tribunal.
In 1983 Marian became the director of the Department of Contemporary Constitutional Systems of the Jagiellonian University, which was converted into a chair in 1990. In 1996-2001 he served as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. He was the head of the Chair in Comparative Constitutional Law at his home Faculty until 30 September 2015 .
Marian's scientific achievements are very reach and diverse. They include nearly 300 publications released both in Poland and abroad. In his research our stately Jubilarian has always tried to combine the research methods used in legal and political sciences with a reflection on the current practices of the political systems. The Professor's range of interests is very broad and covers many important issues of Polish and comparative constitutional law. The subject of the system of government in the contemporary state is particularly close to Marian. He is also a prominent specialist in the field of political systems of the Scandinavian states.