High Court Justice Andrzej Wróbel
Born July 18th, 1953 in Bodzechów/Bodzechowo. He graduated from Faculty of Law and Administration at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In 1976 was employed by the university at the Department of Administrative Law. Received PhD in 1982 and in 1991 completed his habilitation. Was appointed university professor in 2002. He specializes in public law (including the administrative law) and European law. He has conducted parts of his research abroad, among others in Heidelberg and Lviv. He has taught at University of Catania, Warsaw University and others. He has authored over 160 publications, including monographs, academic textbooks, articles, reviews and unpublished expert judgements.
Between 2002 and 2006 he was a member of the advisory council by the Prime Minister (Pol. Rada Legislacyjna), he presided over the program council of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution. Professor at University of Social Sciences and Humanities and at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Science.
In 2004 he was appointed High Court justice in the Labour Law, Social Security and Public Affairs Chamber.
Andrzej Wróbel collaborated with a coalition of organizations which were active in a project Civic Monitoring of Judge Candidates, by sharing information on his publications and professional career. Is fluent in German and speaks English, Russian and Italian.
In 2010 was recommended by SLD (Democratic Left Alliance) for the Constitutional Tribunal (supported also by members of Parliament representing other parties, among others PO, the Civic Platform), but was not chosen. In 2011 he was recommended again and chosen in place of Ewa Łętowska.
In December 2016 he announced his decision to step down as the Constitutional Tribunal judge and to return to the High Court, motivating this decision by his objections about how PiS Law Order is treating the Constitutional Tribunal.
He was appointed High Court justice by President Andrzej Duda on January 24, 2017.
Since 2005 he is the main editor of „Europejski Przegląd Sądowy” as well as of „Państwo i Prawo”.