Jan Komárek is IMAGINE’s Principal Investigator and since 2017 Professor of European law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and iCourts – the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts.

Jan worked at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2006), the Czech Constitutional Court (2009-2010 – legal secretary to the Court’s president) and the LSE (2010-2017, assistant and in 2016-2017 associate professor).

Jan earned DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2011. He obtained other degrees from the Charles University in Prague (Mgr., JUDr.) and Stockholm University (LL.M.). He also holds diplomas from the University of Cambridge, Academy of European Law of the European University Institute in Florence (Course in EU Law, 2004) and Central European University in Budapest (Total Law course, 2006).

Jan is the member of the Editorial Board of European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst), European Law Open, Jurisprudence (Journal of the Charles University Law Faculty), and of the Advisory Board of the Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht (Journal of Public Law, ZöR).

Jan’s research is primarily concerned with normative questions of European constitutionalism and constitutional theory. He is further interested in broader questions of adjudication and legal reasoning, both in the EU and in the comparative constitutional context. Jan’s work was published in e.g. American Journal of Comparative Law, Common Market Law Review or International Journal of Constitutional Law.

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