Law on higher education & science

About the practice

The lawyers of the Law Firm – who are not only experienced practitioners, but also recognizable scientists with extensive experience in broadly understood academic life – offer support covering various areas of higher education law and science.

On several occasions in the past, we have advised or supported the process of establishing non-public universities. We have prepared numerous legal opinions, expert opinions, as well as drafts of normative acts for the ministry, universities and research institutes. We have many years of experience in the field of evaluation (parameterization) procedures. We have supported clients in proceedings conducted by the Polish Accreditation Committee, ministries, other controlling entities or during audits.

We have advised on competition proceedings, grant applications, their legal services and settlements. In the past, we have also been involved in disciplinary proceedings against students or university employees on numerous occasions – both as members of disciplinary bodies and as attorneys or legal advisers to the accused. We also have extensive experience in the field of promotion procedures, i.e. related to applying for academic degrees or titles, as well as good teaching standards at various levels of higher education institutions, including education in doctoral schools.

The Law Firm’s experts have many years of experience in cooperation with universities (Polish and foreign), polytechnics and other universities, research institutes, as well as other entities dealing with science and higher education (including, m.in the Ministry of National Education/Education and Science/Higher Education, the Polish Agency for Academic Exchange, the Polish Accreditation Committee, the National Science Centre, the Copernican Academy, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Research Łukasiewicz, the General Council for Science and Higher Education, the Central Commission for Degrees and Titles), as well as non-governmental organizations and entrepreneurs involved in the processes of internationalization of science or commercialization of scientific research results.

We are also – both senior lawyers of the Law Firm and junior lawyers who are doctoral students – academics with many years of extensive experience in the field of science, higher education, as well as the organization of universities and their financing system.

Services

  • Comprehensive legal services for higher education and science institutions, including universities, research institutes, public authorities and other public institutions, as well as entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations active in the field of science, popularization of science and its internationalization, academic didactics, as well as commercialization of scientific research;
  • Support in all administrative proceedings in the area of higher education and science (including, m.in the process of establishing higher education institutions, promotion procedures, evaluation procedures, inspections by the Polish Accreditation Committee or the ministry);
  • Legal advice in connection with the implementation of grant projects (including international ones) and their settlement;
  • Audits, in particular audits of internal law from the point of view of compliance with generally applicable law, as well as preparations for audits, inspections, supervisory proceedings;
  • Legislative support, including in particular legislative support in the drafting of internal law acts (m.in. statutes, regulations, resolutions, ordinances, templates of applicable contracts, etc.);
  • Advising on intellectual property rights and technology transfer in science and higher education;
  • Representation before courts, public administration bodies, including institutions awarding grants or other financial support, including representation in disciplinary proceedings or before other bodies of the university;
  • Trainings and courses covering selected issues in the field of higher education law and science.

dr hab. Krzysztof Koźmiński

  • Attorney-at-law
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  • Managing partner

Wojciech Kiełbasiński

  • Attorney-at-law
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  • Of Counsel

“Law on higher education and science for students and doctoral students – practical commentary”. – the latest publication edited by.…

We are proud to announce the publication of a book from the Commentaries & Case Law Line series of C.H.Beck Publishing, entitled “The…

ByKarolina Ptak29 November 2023

Individual Award of the Third Degree of the Rector of the University of Warsaw for dr hab. Krzysztof Koźmiński

We are pleased to announce that on November 27, 2023 The managing partner of Jabłoński Koźmiński Law Firm – dr hab. Krzysztof Koźmiński…

ByWojciech Kiełbasiński15 November 2023

Wojciech Kiełbasiński honoured with a special award in the 12th edition of the “Rising Stars Lawyers – Leaders of Tomorrow…

It is with great pride and joy that we announce that yesterday, during the gala, attorney Wojciech Kiełbasiński – Of Counsel of the…