Marek Pivoda


Marek is an MPhil in Law candidate at the University of Oxford, Harris Manchester College (under the supervision of Sanja Bogojevic). He also pursues his PhD at Masaryk University, Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science (under the supervision of Robert Zbiral). Marek’s primary research interests include EU law, European Constitutionalism, Courts and Judges, Algorithmic Discrimination, and Human Rights more broadly. His current MPhil project concerns the topic of national courts’ treatment of the ECJ’s precedents; the PhD thesis then focuses on the connection between domestic courts’ discretion and the articulation of the ECJ’s precedents.

Prior Education: Masaryk University, Faculty of Law (Master’s degree, summa cum laude, under the supervision of David Kosar, 2014-2019); Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law (Juris Doctor, 2019-2020); University of New South Wales (visiting student, 2017)

Research Projects: DIALOGUE (Judicial Dialogue in EU Matters in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, 2022-2024); IGA (Masaryk University’s Internal Grant Agency, Constitutional Courts and EU Integration through Law: Beyond Preliminary References, 2021); InDivEU (Integrating Diversity in the European Union, Horizon 2020 funded research project coordinated by the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute, 2019, member of the Masaryk University’s coding team)

Professional Experience: Law Clerk at the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic (Justice Jaromir Jirsa, 2019-2021)

Research Visits: Maastricht Centre for European Law (under the supervision of Monica Claes, 09/2021); iCourts (Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts; PhD summer school)

Other Activities: Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology (editor, 2018); Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals; Council of Europe (tutor, 2020); Czech Society for European and Comparative Law (member); University Association for Contemporary European Studies (member, 2020)