Joasia Luzak

Joasia Luzak studied at the Law Faculty at the Warsaw University and graduated her law studies in 2004 cum laude with a specialization in private and consumer law. In 2003 she graduated with best results and the distinction merit from the ‘English and European Law Centre’ – a two-year course co-organized by Cambridge and Warsaw Universities. In the academic year 2003/2004 she received a scholarship of the Polish National Education Ministry for academic achievements. She worked for four years in the labor law department of a Polish law firm: SK&S Legal. She obtained her Dr. iur. degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2011 within the research institute: Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL). The title of her PhD is: ‘The implied duty of a service provider to warn about a risk of construction defects resulting from a contract with a third party, with emphasis on defects resulting from design failures. A case study on the precontractual and contractual duty to warn in English, German and Dutch law and in the Draft Common Frame of Reference’. Since September 2008 she is an Assistant Professor (UD) at the Institute of Private Law A, Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam. Since 2008 she taught the following subjects: European Consumer Law (coordinator and sole lecturer), Private Law and Internal Market, Dutch Contract Law, European Contract Law (coordinator as of 2011). Since 2012 she coordinates master thesis process for all private law masters (Dutch- and English-speaking) at the University of Amsterdam. In 2013 she was a visiting professor in the spring semester at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London), where she taught European Consumer Law and Introduction to Transnational Law (core course, co-taught with Prof. R. Caranta). In January 2014 she was a visiting professor at the University of Houston Law Center where she taught Introduction to Transnational Law.

In February 2010 she started a blog Recent Developments in European Consumer Law (http://recent-ecl.blogspot.com/) which she co-ordinates and is the main contributor thereof. In March 2011 she participated in the project of the Asser Institute and Dutch government: “Strengthening the Vietnam Competition Authorities in the field of enforcement of Consumer Law”, within which she trained employees of the Vietnamese Office for Protection of Consumers and Competition in European consumer protection methods. In 2012 she participated in two European Commission’s projects, preparing a Polish national report about the digital content’s regulation and a Dutch national report about the European Consumer Law’s implementation in the Netherlands. She is native speaker in Polish, and is fluent in English, Dutch and German.