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E-mail: maciej.pach@uj.edu.pl

Phone: +48 12 663 19 36 (tylko podczas dyżuru)

Duty hours: Wednesday 9.45-10.45

Biographic information

Maciej graduated from the Jagiellonian University (master’s degree in law, 2012) and Tischner European University in Kraków (bachelor’s degree in international relations, 2009). He was awarded the 1stprize in the „Przegląd Prawa Konstytucyjnego” ("Constitutional Law Review") competition for the best master thesis on constitutional law and political systems defended in the academic year 2011/2012. The awarded thesis entitled Wotum nieufności i wotum zaufania na gruncie Ustawy Zasadniczej Republiki Federalnej Niemiec z 23 maja 1949 r. oraz Konstytucji Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z 2 kwietnia 1997 r. Rozważania w kontekście racjonalizacji systemu parlamentarnego (“Vote of No Confidence and Vote of Confidence in the Light of the 1949 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany and the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of Poland. Considerations in the Context of Parliamentary System’s Rationalisation”) was written under the supervision of Professor dr habil. Krzysztof Wojtyczek, who is also the supervisor of Maciej’s PhD thesis. Maciej from 2017 to 2019 was an assistant professor in the Chair in Constitutional Law of the Jagiellonian University. 

Maciej’s research interests include: the principle of separation of powers, governmental systems, comparative constitutional law, German constitutional law, the concept of militant democracy and constitutional review. His scientific achievements encompass numerous articles in such journals like i.a. “Państwo i Prawo” (“State and Law”), “Przegląd Konstytucyjny” (“Constitutional Review”), “Przegląd Prawa Konstytucyjnego” (“Constitutional Law Review”) and “Przegląd Sejmowy”(“The Sejm Review”), contributions in joint publications and papers presented at domestic and international scientific conferences, including two foreign conferences at the University of Vilnius (2013, 2014). He is a co-investigator in the research project Teoria argumentacji a rozumowania prawnicze w konstytucyjnym państwie prawa (“Theory of argumentation and legal reasoning in the constitutional rule-of-law state”) financed by the National Science Centre (grant holder: Professor UJ dr habil. Andrzej Grabowski, Department of Legal Theory). Since the beginning of 2016 he continues to work as a free journalist dealing with constitutional topics, currently most frequently publishing on the websites “konstytucyjny.pl” and “OKO.press”. His texts were also published by “Rzeczpospolita” and “Gazeta Wyborcza”, Polish top newspapers.

In his private life Maciej is a speedway fan. For 7 years he was a speedway correspondent of one of the Polish sports websites. He is a lifelong fan of Tomasz Gollob, the 2010 Speedway World Champion.