- private law
- law of obligations
- law of remedies
- civil liability
- jurisprudence and legal theory
- private law theory
- public procurement
- EU law
- comparative law
- IT law
Václav Janeček (St Edmund Hall) is a research student in the Oxford Law Faculty. His work focuses on the philosophical foundations of private law, mainly the law of obligations and remedies. In his research, Václav looks at the distinction between the private and public law of obligations and at the ethics of non-compensatory damages (supervisor James Goudkmap).
Another area of Václav's research is digitalisation and its legal and ethical aspects. As a member of the Digital Ethics Lab he worked on the PETRAS (Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things) project. Within this project, he completed a research on ownership of personal data in the Internet of Things.
Before coming to Oxford, Václav studied law and philosophy (Charles University in Prague, University of Sussex). He was 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 his Prague PhD thesis (supervisor Karel Beran), Václav doctrinally, historically and comparatively dealt with liability in the Czech private law. Václav's doctoral research was also a basis for his book named Critique of Legal Reponsiblity. He is also a part-time research fellow at the Charles University where he works on a project focused on liability and transactions of juristic persons.
Václav has teaching experience in jurisprudence, legal theory, theory of digital legal resources, and moral philosophy.
Previously, Václav was active in legal practice. He served as an associate lawyer in a Czech law firm where he specialized in private law, public procurement, and ICT law.