Professor Fryderyk Zoll, who holds dual academic appointments at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and the University of Osnabrück in Osnabrück, Germany, will teach a two-week, one-credit course on “European Contract Law: A Case Study in the European Union Law-Making and Harmonization Process,” at the Columbus School of Law from Sept.10-Sept. 23.
The visiting scholar’s academic credentials are impeccable. Earlier this year, he was appointed a Belvedere Professor by the President of Poland, the highest academic degree in the country awarded for outstanding contributions to research and training of young researchers.
Since 2005, Professor Zoll has been a member of the European Research Group on Existing European Community Private Law, commonly called the Acquis Group, which concentrates on discerning existing EC private law from the body of accumulated European Union law.
Professor Zoll also served as an expert on foreign law for proceedings in the English High Court, International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration, and the Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague. He is a member of the commission for revision of the Polish Civil Code constituted by the Polish Ministry of Justice.
Professor Zoll worked closely with Catholic University professors Catherine Klein and Leah Wortham in establishing the Jagiellonian University Legal Clinic with a structure that provided a model for many clinics established within the former Soviet sphere. Zoll continues to supervise students within the civil section of that clinic.
This is not the first stay on the Catholic University campus for the noted academic. Professor Zoll was a Fulbright Fellow at CUA in 2003-04. This time, he will be accompanied on his working visit to the United States by his 13-year-old son.