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Biography

Dominik Dworniczak is a lawyer and historian whose research covers European private law, consumer protection, contract and tort law, financial law and legal history. At present, he focuses on his PhD research entitled “Ordering Legal Reality: A Comparative Study of Judicial Law-Making in Consumer Contract Law” combining interdisciplinary approaches to consumer contract law and conducted at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Mathias Siems. 

He holds a law degree (magister) from the University of Wroclaw (Poland) and an LLM degree from the EUI (Florence, Italy), as well as a BA degree (licencjat) and an MA degree (magister) in history, both from the University of Wroclaw. Throughout his studies within the interdisciplinary unit at the University of Wroclaw (The Interfaculty College of Inter-area Individual Studies), he also took classes in Philosophy, German philology, French philology and Sinology. Dominik speaks Polish, English, German and French fluently and Italian at the conversational level. 

Dominik gained practical experience working in a law firm with a focus on consumer contract law prior to joining the EUI. During his prior studies, he participated in the Erasmus+ exchange at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg (Austria) and did an archival internship at Haus Schlesien (Königswinter, Germany). At the EUI, he has assisted research projects on Start-Up Corporate Law and on national implementations of the Temporary Protection Directive. 

For his historical studies in Wroclaw, he conducted research on the historiography of the French Revolution that resulted in the publication of two articles (both in Polish, see below). One of them was published in a double-blind peer review journal, highly ranked in Poland. His magister (law) thesis dealt with the development of the doctrine of abuse of rights in the case law of French courts at the end of the 19th century based on the available primary sources. It is one of the first contributions of this type in Poland.

 

Publications: 

Dominik Dworniczak (2018) Classics have another quality too (…) they do not need to be true – o rewizjonizmie Williama Doyle’a [Classics have another quality too (…) they do not need to be true—on revisionism of William Doyle], Academic Journal of Modern Philology, issue 7, pp. 179-194. 

Dominik Dworniczak (2017) “Historia wszystkich dotychczasowych społeczeństw jest historią walk klasowych” – o modelu genezy rewolucji francuskiej w syntezach historyków szkoły ortodoksyjnej (Mathiez, Lefebvre, Soboul) [The History of All Hitherto Existing Society is The History of Class Struggles – On The Model of Causes of The French Revolution in The Orthodox School’s Syntheses (Mathiez, Lefebvre, Soboul)], Prace Komisji Nauk Filologicznych Oddziału PAN we Wrocławiu, vol. X, pp. 47-68.

 

Languages:  

English (near native – C2) 

French (excellent command – C1) 

German (excellent command – C1) 

Italian (proficient reader and conversational level – B1) 

Polish (native speaker)