Michał Krajewski is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He holds PhD in Law and LL.M. from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and Master’s degree in law from the University of Warsaw (Poland). Previously, he worked as a junior legal officer at a legal research unit of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal and was a trainee at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Legal Service of the European Commission.

Primary fields of research

European Union Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Judicial Review, Extra-Judicial Review, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Administrative Law, Judicial Independence

Current research

He is a member of the team of the ERC project ‘IMAGINE’ led by Professor Jan Komárek. Currently, he studies the Polish constitutional imaginary of discretion exercised by constitutional judges and lawyers interpreting and applying the constitution.

More broadly, his research interests concern the ability of public law to frame, constrain and orient the exercise of technical and political discretion through legal processes. His book regarding the capacity of extra-judicial review mechanisms – such as EU boards of appeals and the European Ombudsman – to compensate for shortcomings on judicial review by the EU Courts will be published in mid-2021 by Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury in the Modern Studies in European Law Series. His research approach consists in uncovering detailed institutional arrangements and procedural practices of courts and similar bodies, as evidenced by their procedural statistics, internal documents and interviews with their members and staff. The study of such arrangements and practices reveals underlying conceptions of legitimacy.

He has also published on EU responses to the undermining of domestic judicial independence.