Václav Janeček is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School. At the Oxford Law Faculty, Václav is currently completing his second doctorate which explores the role of public interests in the English law of damages (supervisor James Goudkamp).
Previously, Václav was a Research and Course Development Fellow in Law and Technology, working on the project ‘Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law’.
His first PhD examined the concept of legal responsibility from doctrinal, comparative, historical and philosophical viewpoints (supervisor Karel Beran).
Václav has postdoctoral research experience from the Institute of Law and Technology (Brno) and the Digital Ethics Lab (Oxford Internet Institute). He was also a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg), at the Institute for European Tort Law (Vienna), and at the European University Institute (Fiesole).
In 2018 and 2019, Václav served as an associate editor for the Oxford Business Law Blog.
Václav studied law and philosophy at Charles University and the University of Sussex. Earlier in his career, he practiced law in the Czech Republic for several years, specialising in private law, public procurement, and ICT law.