Biography

Ondřej pursues his DPhil in Law under the supervision of Dorota Leczykiewicz. Ondřej’s research topic concerns the impact of Grand Chambers on case-law of multi-panel courts. In his DPhil, Ondřej further develops his Oxford MPhil thesis on the Role of the Grand Chamber in the Decision-making of the European Court of Human Rights, which he successfully defended in January 2019 (with distinction; supervised by Alison Young).

Ondřej obtained his first law degree in 2013 at Charles University (summa cum laude), where he also defended his doctoral thesis written under the supervision of Zdeněk Kühn (2019; the thesis, written in Czech, analysed, compared, and criticized the way how the Czech Apex Courts use different decision-making formations; published in 2019 from Wolters Kluwer). He also taught undergraduate legal theory class for two years during his doctoral studies. In the course of and immediately after his first master’s studies, Ondřej attended a US dual-degree program. After two years in the Sunshine State, he obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University (2014; Fl, USA, magna cum laude). 

From 2014 to 2019, Ondřej clerked at the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic. Since 2019, he is qualified to perform the duties of a judge in the Czech Republic.

Ondřej is also a member of Judicial Studies Institute, a hub for researchers studying domestic courts, international tribunals, and bodies involved in court administration.

Research Interests

  • legal reasoning
  • judicial decision-making
  • jurisprudence
  • socio-legal studies
  • public law
  • comparative law