Agata Czarnecka

2022-23 Visiting Fellow; Assistant Professor of Law at Nicolaus Copernicus University

Agata Czarnecka is an assistant professor of law at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. She teaches courses in jurisprudence, theory of law, sociology of law, and logic. Her primary research is in contemporary political philosophy and constitutional law. In her doctoral dissertation “The New Natural Law Theory and Contemporary Legal and Ethical Problems” she analyzed the revived theory of natural law and demonstrated its argumentative usefulness within public philosophy. She is the author of many articles about contemporary ethical and social problems from the perspective of the philosophy of law, concerning the issue of perfectionist dimension of law. While at Princeton, she will be working on a book about constitutionalism as a problem of legal and political philosophy.

She is a judicial clerk at the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland. She received her MA in sociology and an MA and PhD in law from the Nicolaus Copernicus University.