Professor Adam Lazowski

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Dr Adam Lazowski is Professor of EU Law at the School of Law at the University of Westminster (London). He obtained a Masters Degree in 1999 and a PhD in 2001 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw. Between 1999 and 2003, he lectured at the University of Warsaw. During the next two years, he worked as a senior researcher in European law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague). His research interests include the law of the European Union as well as public international law. His research has so far led to a number of books, articles, contributions to edited volumes and conference papers. Adam publishes in English and Polish. His book on the preliminary ruling procedure was translated to Bulgarian and Estonian. His work is often cited by Polish courts, including the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court.

In November 2012 Adam gave oral evidence to the EU Select Committee of the House of Lords (an inquiry into the EU enlargement process). View the hearing on Parliament Live. In 2003, his monograph on non-judicial remedies in EU law received first prize in a nationwide competition for the best book on EU law organised in Poland by the Foundation for the Promotion of European Law. Since 1999, Dr Lazowski has actively participated in various EU law training programmes for practitioners inter alia in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Estonia. In Estonia, he served as a mid-term expert in an EU-financed biannual project. In that capacity, he provided extensive training to national lawyers as well as co-writing a distance-learning course combined with a series of case studies aimed at Estonian judges. Most recently he was involved in the training of Polish officials for the forthcoming Presidency in the European Union (2011). Over the past years Dr. Lazowski delivered guest lectures at University of Surrey, University of Sussex, University of Leicester, University of Rotterdam, University of Warsaw, University of Tartu, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, the European Law Academy (ERA) in Trier, University of Zagreb, University of Luxembourg, University of Basel.

Adam Lazowski teaches several undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

 UG Modules

  • LLB Competition Law

LLM Modules

  • Internal Market of the European Union

2016

Be careful what you wish for: the legal parameters of EU withdrawal (2016)
Lazowski, A.
Be careful what you wish for: the legal parameters of EU withdrawal in: Troubled Membership: Dealing with Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the European Union Cambridge Cambridge University Press
Inside but out? United Kingdom and European Union (2016)
Lazowski, A.
Inside but out? United Kingdom and European Union in: Jakab, A. and Kochenov, D. (ed.) The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States' Compliance Oxford Oxford University Press
EU Criminal Law and Enlargement (2016)
Lazowski, A.
EU Criminal Law and Enlargement in: Mitsilegas, V., Bergström, M. and Konstadinides, T. (ed.) Research Handbook on EU Criminal Law Edward Elgar pp. 507-531

2014

Flexibility and homogeneity: Two uneasy bedfellows (2014)
Lazowski, A.
Flexibility and homogeneity: Two uneasy bedfellows in: Blockmans, S. (ed.) Differentiated Integration in the EU – From the inside looking out Brussels Centre for European Policy Studies pp. 37-45
Between dream and reality: challenges to the legal rapprochement of the Western Balkans (2014)
Lazowski, A. and Blockmans, S.
Between dream and reality: challenges to the legal rapprochement of the Western Balkans in: Petrov, R. and Van Elsuwege, P. (ed.) Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union: Towards a Common Regulatory Space? Routledge pp. 108-133

2012

Advocates General and Grand Chamber Cases: Assistance with the Touch of Substitution (2012)
Lazowski, A.
Advocates General and Grand Chamber Cases: Assistance with the Touch of Substitution in: Barnard, C. and Gehring, M. (ed.) Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies: 2011-2012 Hart

2010

Learning the hard way: Bulgaria and EU law (2010)
Lazowski, A. and Yosifova, S.
Learning the hard way: Bulgaria and EU law in: Lazowski, A. (ed.) The application of EU law in the new member states: brave new world Oxford Oxford University Press
Poland: constitutional drama and business as usual (2010)
Lazowski, A. and Wentkowska, A.
Poland: constitutional drama and business as usual in: Lazowski, A. (ed.) The application of EU law in the new member states: brave new world Oxford Oxford University Press
It works! The European Union in the wake of fifth and sixth enlargements (2010)
Lazowski, A.
It works! The European Union in the wake of fifth and sixth enlargements in: Lazowski, A. (ed.) The application of EU law in the new member states: brave new world Oxford Oxford University Press

2009

The European arrest warrant and detention (2009)
Lazowski, A. and Nash, S.
The European arrest warrant and detention in: Keijzer, N. and van Sliedregt, E. (ed.) The European arrest warrant in practice Cambridge Cambridge University Press pp. 33-50
With but without you... the Europeanisation of legal orders of the neighbouring countries (2009)
Lazowski, A.
With but without you... the Europeanisation of legal orders of the neighbouring countries in: Ott, A. and Vos, E. (ed.) Fifty years of European integration: foundations and perspectives The Hague T.M.C. Asser Press & Cambridge University Press pp. 247-270
Towards the reform of the preliminary ruling procedure in JHA Area (2009)
Lazowski, A.
Towards the reform of the preliminary ruling procedure in JHA Area in: Braum, S. and Weyembergh, A. (ed.) Le contrôle juridictionnel dans l’espace pénal européen/The judicial control in EU cooperation in criminal matters Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles pp. 211-226
Poland: implementation without transposition (2009)
Lazowski, A.
Poland: implementation without transposition in: Weyembergh, A. and Santamaria, V. (ed.) The evaluation of European Criminal Law. The example of the Framework Decision on combatting trafficking in human beings Brussels Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles pp. 285-300
From EU with trust: the potential and limits of the mutual recognition in the third pillar from the Polish perspective (2009)
Lazowski, A.
From EU with trust: the potential and limits of the mutual recognition in the third pillar from the Polish perspective in: Vernimmen-Van Tiggelen, G., Surano, L. and Weyembergh, A. (ed.) 'The future of mutual recognition in criminal matters in the European Union / L’avenir de la reconnaissance mutuelle en matière pénale dans l’Union européenne Brussels Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles pp. 419-444
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights: limits and potential (2009)
Lazowski, A.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights: limits and potential in: Barcz, J. (ed.) Fundamental rights protection in the European Union Warsaw C.H. Beck

2008

Poland: implementation without transposition (2008)
Lazowski, A.
Poland: implementation without transposition in: Weyembergh, A. and Santamaria, V. (ed.) The evaluation of European Criminal Law: the example of the Framework Decision on combating trafficking in human beings Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles pp. 285-300
Box of chocolates integration: the European Economic area and Swiss model revisited (2008)
Lazowski, A.
Box of chocolates integration: the European Economic area and Swiss model revisited in: Blockmans, S. and Prechal, S. (ed.) Reconciling the deepening and widening of the European Union The Hague, Netherlands TMC Asser Press pp. 87-110

2007

Two sides of the same coin? Framework decisions and directives compared (2007)
Lazowski, A. and Kurcz, B.
Two sides of the same coin? Framework decisions and directives compared in: Eeckhout, P. and Tridimas, T. (ed.) Yearbook of European Law 2006 Oxford, UK Oxford University Press
The Polish parliament and EU affairs; an effective actor or an accidental hero (2007)
Lazowski, A.
The Polish parliament and EU affairs; an effective actor or an accidental hero in: O'Brennan, J. and Raunio, T. (ed.) National parliaments within the enlarged European Union: from 'victims' of integration to competitive actors? London, UK Routledge pp. 203-219
The Polish constitution, the European constitutional treaty and the principle of supremacy (2007)
Lazowski, A.
The Polish constitution, the European constitutional treaty and the principle of supremacy in: Albi, A. and Ziller, J. (ed.) The European Constitution and national constitutions: ratification and beyond Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands Kluwer Law International

2006

Bulgaria (2006)
Lazowski, A. and Yosifova, S.
Bulgaria in: Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.) The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration The Hague, Netherlands T. M. C. Asser pp. 207-246
Switzerland (2006)
Lazowski, A.
Switzerland in: Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.) The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration The Hague, Netherlands T. M. C. Asser pp. 147-184
EEA Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) (2006)
Lazowski, A.
EEA Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in: Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.) The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration The Hague, Netherlands T. M. C. Asser pp. 95-146
The European Union and its neighbours: questioning identity and relationships (2006)
Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A.
The European Union and its neighbours: questioning identity and relationships in: Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.) The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration The Hague, Netherlands T. M. C. Asser pp. 3-18
Conclusions: squaring the ring of friends (2006)
Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A.
Conclusions: squaring the ring of friends in: Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.) The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration The Hague, Netherlands T. M. C. Asser pp. 613-640

2016

Research Handbook on EU Institutional Law (2016)
Lazoski, A., Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.)
Research Handbook on EU Institutional Law Cheltenham Edward Elgar

2010

The application of EU law in the new member states: brave new world (2010)
Lazowski, A. (ed.)
The application of EU law in the new member states: brave new world Oxford Oxford University Press

2008

Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne [Public International Law] (2008)
Lazowski, A. and Zawidzka, A.
Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne [Public International Law] Warsaw C.H. Beck Publishers
Unia Europejska. Prawo instytucjonalne i gospodarcze 2008 [European Union. Institutional and Substantive Law 2008] (2008)
Lazowski, A. (ed.)
Unia Europejska. Prawo instytucjonalne i gospodarcze 2008 [European Union. Institutional and Substantive Law 2008] Kluwer Polska Publishers
Prawo Unii Europejskiej, testy, kazusy, tablice [EU law, tests, cases and tables] (2008)
Lazowski, A., Łabędzka, A. and Szpunar, M. (ed.)
Prawo Unii Europejskiej, testy, kazusy, tablice [EU law, tests, cases and tables] Warsaw C.H. Beck Publishers

2007

Unia Europejska: prawo instytucjonalne i gospodarcze 2007 (2007)
Lazowski, A., Kenig-Witkowska, M.M. and Ostrihansky, R. Kenig-Witkowska, M.M. (ed.)
Unia Europejska: prawo instytucjonalne i gospodarcze 2007 Warsaw Wolters Kluwer Polska
Eelotsusemenetluse – kaasusõpped [case studies on the preliminary ruling procedure] (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Eelotsusemenetluse – kaasusõpped [case studies on the preliminary ruling procedure] Tartu Estonian Law Centre Foundation
Prawo instytucjonalne Unii Europejskiej [Institutional law of the European Union] (2007)
Kenig-Witkowska, M.M., Lazowski, A. and Ostrihansky, R.
Prawo instytucjonalne Unii Europejskiej [Institutional law of the European Union] Warsaw, Poland C.H. Beck

2006

Prawo pochodne Unii Europejskiej. Wybor dokumentow [Secondary law of the European Union. Documents] (2006)
Kanska, K. and Lazowski, A. (ed.)
Prawo pochodne Unii Europejskiej. Wybor dokumentow [Secondary law of the European Union. Documents] Krakow, Poland Kantor Wydawniczy Zakamycze
Prawo Unii Europejskiej: testy, kazusy, tablice [EU law, tests, cases and tables] (2006)
Lazowski, A. (ed.)
Prawo Unii Europejskiej: testy, kazusy, tablice [EU law, tests, cases and tables] Warsaw, Poland C.H. Beck
The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration (2006)
Blockmans, S. and Lazowski, A. (ed.)
The European Union and its neighbours: a legal apraisal of the EU's policies of stabilisation, partnership and integration The Hague, Netherlands T. M. C. Asser

2015

The Importance of Being Earnest: Spelling of Names, EU Citizenship and Fundamental Rights (2015)
Lazowski, A., Dagilyte, E. and Stasinopoulos, P.
The Importance of Being Earnest: Spelling of Names, EU Citizenship and Fundamental Rights Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy 11 1-45 1845-5662
When Caveats Turn into Locks: Opinion 2/13 on Accession of the European Union to the ECHR (2015)
Lazowski, A. and Wessel, R.A.
When Caveats Turn into Locks: Opinion 2/13 on Accession of the European Union to the ECHR German Law Journal 16 (1) 179-212 2071-8322
The European Court of Justice blocks the EU's accession to the ECHR (2015)
The European Court of Justice blocks the EU's accession to the ECHR CEPS Commentary
"Darling you are not going anywhere": the right to exit in EU Law (2015)
Lazowski, A.
"Darling you are not going anywhere": the right to exit in EU Law European Law Review 40 (6) 877-894 0307-5400

2014

The Seventh EU Enlargement and Beyond: Pre-Accession Policy vis-à-vis the Western Balkans Revisited (2014)
Lazowski, A. and Vlasic Feketija, M.
The Seventh EU Enlargement and Beyond: Pre-Accession Policy vis-à-vis the Western Balkans Revisited Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy 10 1-37

2013

Editorial Note: It was a good year....wasn’t it? (2013)
Lazowski, A.
Editorial Note: It was a good year....wasn’t it? Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy 9 VII-XIV
Children of the Lesser Law: A Commentary on Joined Cases Ziółkowski and Szeja (2013)
Lazowski, A.
Children of the Lesser Law: A Commentary on Joined Cases Ziółkowski and Szeja European Law Review 38 (3) 404-418
Decoding a Legal Enigma: the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and infringement proceedings (2013)
Lazowski, A.
Decoding a Legal Enigma: the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and infringement proceedings ERA Forum 14 (4) 573-587

2012

Withdrawal from the European Union and alternatives to membership (2012)
Lazowski, A.
Withdrawal from the European Union and alternatives to membership European Law Review 37 (5) 523-540 0307-5400
European Union do not worry, Croatia is behind you: a commentary on the seventh accession treaty (2012)
Lazowski, A.
European Union do not worry, Croatia is behind you: a commentary on the seventh accession treaty Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy 8 1-39 1845-5662

2011

Visionary behind the iron curtain: Cezary Berezowski on european integration (2011)
Lazowski, A.
Visionary behind the iron curtain: Cezary Berezowski on european integration International Community Law Review 13 43-57 1871-9740
Treaty of Lisbon and EU’s absorption capacity (2011)
Lazowski, A.
Treaty of Lisbon and EU’s absorption capacity Polish Quarterly of International Affairs 19 56-78 1230-4999
Half full, half empty glass: the application of EU law in Poland (2004-2010) (2011)
Lazowski, A.
Half full, half empty glass: the application of EU law in Poland (2004-2010) Common Market Law Review 48 (2) 503-553 0165-0750

2008

Poland: Constitutional tribunal on the preliminary ruling procedure and the division of competences between national courts and the Court of Justice. Court of Justice of the European Communities Order of 19 December 2006 (2008)
Lazowski, A.
Poland: Constitutional tribunal on the preliminary ruling procedure and the division of competences between national courts and the Court of Justice. Court of Justice of the European Communities Order of 19 December 2006 European Constitutional Law Review 4 (1) 187-197 1574-0196
Enhanced multilateralism and enhanced bilateralism: Integration without membership in the European Union (2008)
Lazowski, A.
Enhanced multilateralism and enhanced bilateralism: Integration without membership in the European Union Common Market Law Review 45 (5) 1433-1458 0165-0750

2007

Rozporządzenie jako źródło prawa Wspólnot Europejskich [Regulations as Source of EC Law] (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Rozporządzenie jako źródło prawa Wspólnot Europejskich [Regulations as Source of EC Law] Europejski Przegląd Sądowy 3 12-19 1895-0396
Propozycje reform procedury pytań prejudycjalnych w obszarze wolności, bezpieczeństwa i sprawiedliwości [The proposed reforms of the preliminary ruling procedure] (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Propozycje reform procedury pytań prejudycjalnych w obszarze wolności, bezpieczeństwa i sprawiedliwości [The proposed reforms of the preliminary ruling procedure] Europejski Przegląd Sądowy 9 18-25 1895-0396
Poland: constitutional tribunal on the surrender of Polish citizens under the European Arrest Warrant. Decision of 27 April 2005 (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Poland: constitutional tribunal on the surrender of Polish citizens under the European Arrest Warrant. Decision of 27 April 2005 European Constitutional Law Review 3 (1) 148-162 1574-0196
And then they were twenty-seven... a legal appraisal of the Sixth Accession Treaty (2007)
Lazowski, A.
And then they were twenty-seven... a legal appraisal of the Sixth Accession Treaty Common Market Law Review 44 (2) 401-430 0165-0750

2014

EU Criminal Law: a Challenge or Nightmare for Lawyers? (2014)
Lazowski, A.
EU Criminal Law: a Challenge or Nightmare for Lawyers? Legal Profession Before and After Accession, 12th Jean Monnet Seminar, Dubrovnik, University of Zagreb 15 Apr 2014
Europe of Different Speeds: Panacea or Threat to European Integration? (2014)
Lazowski, A.
Europe of Different Speeds: Panacea or Threat to European Integration? Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw 25 Apr 2014
Inside but out: United Kingdom in the European Union (2014)
Lazowski, A.
Inside but out: United Kingdom in the European Union Enforcing EU Law Against Recalcitrant Member States Berlin, WZB Berlin Social Research Center 10 Jul 2014
Social assistance in times of economic crisis: at the crossroads of EU legislation on free movement and EU legislation on social security (2014)
Lazowski, A.
Social assistance in times of economic crisis: at the crossroads of EU legislation on free movement and EU legislation on social security Recent Trends in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union: What Directions for the Future? Luxembourg, EIPA 01 Dec 2014

2013

Restrictions to movement rights imposed by the Member States on their own citizens (2013)
Lazowski, A.
Restrictions to movement rights imposed by the Member States on their own citizens Recent Trends in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union: What Directions for the Future?, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) Luxembourg 05 Dec 2013

2007

The instruments of the European neighbourhood policy (2007)
Lazowski, A.
The instruments of the European neighbourhood policy Neighbourhood Policy: Noaberschap in Europe Twente, The Netherlands 20 Apr 2007
What procedural reform to improve the contribution of the European Court of Justice to the European Penal Area? (2007)
Lazowski, A.
What procedural reform to improve the contribution of the European Court of Justice to the European Penal Area? The Role of the ECJ in the establishment of a European Penal Area Brussels, Belgium 09 Feb 2007
The Reform Treaty: a paradise for lawyers and jigsaw puzzle for EU citizens (in Polish) (2007)
Lazowski, A.
The Reform Treaty: a paradise for lawyers and jigsaw puzzle for EU citizens (in Polish) Quo Vadis Europe II Warsaw, Poland 05 - 06 Oct 2007
Free movement of workers: transitional periods for the new member states (in Polish) (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Free movement of workers: transitional periods for the new member states (in Polish) Recent Developments in Free Movement of Workers and Services (in Polish) Gródek nad Dunajcem, Poland 28 May 2007
European criminal law as a challenge for the ECJ: towards the reform of the preliminary ruling procedure (2007)
Lazowski, A.
European criminal law as a challenge for the ECJ: towards the reform of the preliminary ruling procedure Which jurisdictional control in the European penal area? Luxembourg 09 - 10 Nov 2007
Enhanced bilateralism and multilateralism: integration without a membership (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Enhanced bilateralism and multilateralism: integration without a membership 50 Years of European Integration: Foundations and Perspectives Maastricht 23 - 24 Mar 2007
Engaged elites or kings of dreams: businesses as enforcers of EU law in Central and Eastern Europe (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Engaged elites or kings of dreams: businesses as enforcers of EU law in Central and Eastern Europe First Central and Eastern European Rule of Law Symposium: The Judicial Reforms and the EU Accession Sofia, Bulgaria 16 Jun 2007
Application of EU law in the new Member States: per varios usus artem experentia fecit (2007)
Lazowski, A.
Application of EU law in the new Member States: per varios usus artem experentia fecit Federalizing the EU: Why Do It? Athens, Greece 19 May 2007

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