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Katarzyna Anna Gracz (PhD)

Visiting Lecturer
External Relations of the European Union

Contacts

E-mail: office@rgsl.edu.lv

Education

European University Institute

  • 2008 – 2016, PhD in Law, European University Institute (Florence, Italy)
  • 2009 – 2010 LL.M. degree in Comparative, European and International Laws (LL.M.), European University Institute (Florence, Italy)

University of Warsaw, 2001-2008

  • MA degree in Sociology with the specialisation on negotiations, mediations, conflict resolution obtained with honours, 2006;
  • MA degree in Law obtained with honours, 2007;
  • MA degree in International Relations obtained with honours, 2008.

October 2005 – June 2007

  • University of Cambridge, Faculty of Continuing Education – faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University – Centre for the Studies of English and European Law – postgraduate studies in English and European law.

September 2005

  • University of Bonn, University of Cologne – Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University –  an intensive summer course in German law.

October 2004 – June 2005

  • University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw – postgraduate studies in Russian law.

Professional Experience

  • Since 2005  – member of the Association for the Legal Intervention (Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej) leading Polish legal NGO http://interwencjaprawna.pl/
  • January 2008 – June 2008 –  PriceWaterhouseCoopers Poland, Junior legal consultant
  • July 2006 – September 2007 – Intercultural Centre for Professional Adaptation
  • June 2005 – Polish Association for Legal Education
  • February – June 2005 – Faculty of Law and Administration of University of Warsaw – Polish Association for Legal Education – clinical street-law programme „Law for everyday”
  • May 2004 – June 2005 – “Academia Iuris” Association – legal assistance for indigent persons
  • March 2002 – February 2003 – “O.K!” Language School

Current research

  • „Copyright in decline? Systems theory, autopoiesis of law and the crisis of copyright in the digital era” under the supervision of Prof. Giovanni Sartor

Prizes and awards

Awarded an essay prize by the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property for the contribution titled ‘Bridging the gaps between the social and legal norms concerning protection of intellectual and artistic creations: on the crisis of copyright law in the digital era’ to be published in the Journal of World Intellectual Property. See: http://www.atrip.org/Essays

Publications

  • „Copyright in decline? Systems theory, autopoiesis of law and the crisis of copyright law in the digital era”,  (submitted for peer-review).
  • „A comparative human rights analysis of the protection of knowledge creation and diffusion.” (submitted for peer-review).
  • „Follow up to the Anti-ACTA protests in Poland. The Polish round-table on the role of copyright protection in information society”, (under peer-review in: Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law).
  • „Bridging the islands of social and legal norms concerning protection of intellectual and artistic creations or on the crisis of copyright law in the digital era”, (forthcoming in: Journal of World Intellectual Property).
  • „Explaining the divergence between the legal and social norms with regards to access to knowledge and culture or  why did the anti-ACTA protests start in Poland”, (forthcoming in the edited volume: “Copyright in Modern Europe – Tracing the Expansion of a Concept”).
  • „On the role of copyright protection in the information society. Anti-ACTA protests in Poland as a lesson of participatory democracy.”, (Forthcoming in: Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law).
  • „Follow-up to the anti-ACTA protests. The Polish round table on the role of copyright law in the digital era.” (Forthcoming in: Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law).
  • „Knowledge as a public or private good? A new twist to an old tale.” in a collective work edited by Alexandropoulou Tzeni & Bottis Maria “Proceedings, The 4th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics, Values and Freedoms in Information Law and Ethics”,  Publisher: NOMIKI VIVLIOTIKI, Athens, 2012.
  • Co-author of „Uchodźcy w Polsce. Kulturowo-prawne bariery w procesie adaptacji” (Refugees in Poland. Cultural and legal barriers in the adaptation process), Warsaw 2007.
  • „Cudzoziemcy na polskim rynku pracy. Zarys regulacji prawnych” (Foreigners on the Polish labour market. An outline of legal regulations) in the Information Package for Employers published by the Association for the Legal Intervention in co-operation with the Inter-cultural Centre for Professional Adaptation, Warsaw 2007.
  • „Społeczne uwarunkowania problemów z funkcjonowaniem przymusowych migrantów na polskim rynku pracy” (Social conditioning of problems of the forced migrants on the Polish labour market) in a collective work edited by Witold Klaus „Migranci na polskim rynku pracy. Rzeczywistość, problemy, wyzwania” (Migrants on the Polish labour market – reality, problems and challenges), Warsaw 2007.
  • „Praca, bezrobocie i działalność gospodarcza” (Labour, unemployment and economic activity) in a collective work edited by Witold Klaus „Prawne uwarunkowania integracji uchodźców w Polsce. Komentarz dla praktyków” (Legal conditioning of the refugees integration in Poland. A practical commentary), Warsaw 2006.
  • „From the divided Society of apartheid to the Rainbow Nation” in the post-conference materials from „South Africa – Poland. Papers presented at the Conference commemorating 10thFreedom Anniversary of the Republic of South Africa” edited by Andrzej Kapiszewski; Księgarnia Akademicka, Cracow 2004.
  • „Long road to the Rainbow Nation” an article on the modern history of the Republic of South Africa in a historical magazine „Mówią Wieki” nr 11/04 (539).

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