Jiří Přibáň - Curriculum Vitae#

Education and Qualifications:
  • 1985 - 1989 Law Studies, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague
  • 1989 PhD in Law and Jurisprudence, Charles University, Prague
  • 2001 LLD (DrSc.) In Legal Theory and Sociology of Law, Charles University, Prague
  • 2002 Professor of Legal Theory, Philosophy and Sociology, Charles University, Prague (Appointed by Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic)
  • 2006 Professor of Law, Cardiff University

Major Prizes and Honours:

  • The Knight Antonín Randa Silver Medal awarded by the Union of Czech Lawyers for the outstanding contribution to constitutional democracy, legal culture and education, 2022
  • The Socio-Legal Theory and History Book Prize by the Socio-Legal Studies Association, 2016, for the book Sovereignty in Post-Sovereign Society: A Systems Theory of European Constitutionalism (Routledge, 2015)
  • Nominated by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s Gratias Agit Prize in 2015
  • The Torso of Hope Prize for contributing to the development of democracy and civil society; awarded by the Nadační fond angažovaných nestraníků [The Non-Party Activists Foundation]] with the National Library of the Czech Republic in 2014
  • The Hart Socio-Legal Article Prize by the Socio-Legal Studies Association, 2005, for the article ‘Reconstituting paradise lost: temporality, civility and ethnicity in post-communist constitution-making’ (2004) Law and Society Review 38(3), pp. 407–31
  • The Josef Hlávka Prize for early career scholars, Prague, the Czech Republic

Selected Scholarly Honours

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, United Kingdom, 2023
  • Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic, 2022
  • Member of the Council of Science, Research and Innovation of Government of the Czech Republic since 2016
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institut für Wissenshaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria, 2023

Non-Academic Invitations
  • Keynote speaker at the 30th Anniversary of the Czech Constitution conference, Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague, 2022
  • One of keynote speakers (with President of the CJEU Koen Lenaerts and other top judges of administrative courts of different countries of the EU) the Supreme Administrative Court's International Conference The Rule of Law as Value in Europe, Brno, the Czech Republic, 2022
  • The Freedom Festival, invited public speaker at the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution civil society demonstration, Prague, the Czech Republic, 2019
  • Invited speaker/commentator at the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 revolutions, the House of European History, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
  • Invited speaker at the Revolution Is Not a Garden Party event, BOZAR-Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 2019
  • Invited speaker (with former Prime Ministers of Austria and Slovakia Wolfgang Schüssel and Mikuláš Dzurinda and former President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering) at the Unity, Justice and Liberty in Europe: Preconditions and Legacy of the Political Upheavals of 1989 conference organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Leipzig, Germany, 2019
  • Invited speaker at The Athens Democracy Forum's 'Reinventing Democracy: New Models for our Changing World' conference, Athens, Greece, 2019
  • Keynote speaker at the Thirty Years After - Europe's Unfinished Revolution? conference, The Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) and the Czech Embassy, Vienna, Austria, 2019
  • The Czech ambassador and keynote speaker at the Leipzig International Book Fair, 2019
  • Invited speaker at the Margin of Appreciation conference at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, 2018
  • Invited speaker at the Václav Havel European Dialogues Series at the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 2016 (other speakers in the same panel: Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council, Ana de Palacio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, and Karel Schwarzenberg, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic)
  • One of keynote speakers at the international conference European Constitutionalism in the Context of Judicial Dialogue organised by the President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, Brno, the Czech Republic, 2015 (note: this was the highest academic and public recognition by the supreme judicial body of the country and one of the most influential constitutional courts in Central Europe)
  • Invited speaker at the international conference The Story of a Refugee organised by the Václav Havel Library and the Amnesty International, Prague, the Czech Republic, 2015
  • Invited expert and speaker to the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur and Regional Consultation on Transitional Justice for Europe and North America, Berlin, Germany, 2014

Selected Visiting Professorships and Fellowships:
  • Visiting professor, Universität Konstanz, 2024
  • Visiting fellowship at the Department of Law, the EUI, 2019
  • Jan Patočka senior visiting fellowship, Institute for Human Sciences [IWM]], Vienna, Austria, 2019
  • Fernand Braudel fellowship at the Department of Law, the EUI, 2014
  • Franz Weyr visiting fellowship at the Academy of Sciences, the Czech Republic, 2013
  • Visiting professor at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, since 2013
  • Visiting professor at New York University, Prague Office, since 2001
  • Visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, 2003, 2007 and 2011
  • Visiting professor at University of San Francisco in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011
  • Visiting professor at the Flemish Royal Academy, Brussels, Belgium 2009
  • Visiting professorial fellow, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 2008
  • Visiting professor at the ‘European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy, 2005
  • Visiting research fellow at University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2001

Selected Academic Association Membership:
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association; Research Committee on Sociology of Law; The International Society of Public Law; International Academy of Comparative Law

Editorial Board Membership:

Journal of Law and Society; Czech Sociological Review; The Lawyer Quarterly; Acta Universitatis Carolinae Iuridica; Jurisprudence; New Perspectives; Krytyka Prawa

Selected Research Grants:
  • since 2016 The Centre of Law and Society annual funding of GBP30,000
  • 2018 The Jan Patočka Senior Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Austria, EUR7,600
  • 2014 Fernand Braudel Fellowship, the EUI, EUR 12,000
  • 2009 Royal Flemish Academy, visiting professorship grant, EUR 3,000
  • 2008 University of New South Wales, AUS$ 4,000
  • 2001 University of Pretoria Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Pretoria, South Africa, project ‘Law, Justice and Time’, 65,000ZAR
  • 2001 The Arts and Humanities Research Board Grant and Cardiff Law School Research Grant, project ‘Central European Systems of Justice in Transition’ (with James Young), £6,500

Selected Distinguished Publications:

  • 2021 Constitutional Imaginaries: A Theory of European Societal Constitutionalism, Routledge
  • 2017 The Defence of Constitutionalism. University of Chicago Press/Karolinum
  • 2015 Sovereignty in post-sovereign society: A systems theory of European constitutionalism, Routledge
  • 2007 Legal symbolism: on law, time and European identity, Ashgate Publishing
  • 2002 Dissidents of law: on the 1989 velvet revolutions, legitimations, fictions of legality and contemporary version of the social contract, Ashgate Publishing

Edited volumes:
  • 2023 Political Constitutions in Transnational Society: Socio-Legal and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Wiley
  • 2020 Research Handbook on the Sociology of Law, Edward Elgar Publishing
  • 2018 Societal Constitutions in Transnational Regimes, Wiley
  • 2017 Main Currents in Contemporary Sociology of Law, Wiley
  • 2016 Self-Constitution of European Society: Beyond EU politics, law and governance, Routledge
  • 2007 Liquid Society and Its Law, Ashgate
  • 2003 Systems of Justice in Transition (edited with J. Young and P. Roberts), Ashgate
  • 2001 Law’s new boundaries: the consequences of legal autopoiesis (edited with D. Nelken), Ashgate
  • 1999 The Rule of Law in Central Europe (edited with J. Young), Ashgate

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