Peter Čuroš is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Private Law at the University of Oslo. In the project Judges under Stress: the Breaking Point of the Judicial Institutions, he is focused on the Czech Republic and Slovakia and researches the core concepts of the judicial profession, which are independence, accountability, impartiality, integrity, and competence. He investigates how different political regimes consider these concepts and what qualities of the judge they expect from their justices. Therefore, he looks into different regimes from Austro-Hungarian Empire to the entrance of both republics into the EU in 2004. August 2015- May 2016, he spent as a visiting scholar under the supervision of Vincent Bradford Professor of Law James Moliterno at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, with the research areas of Professional Ethics and Professional Responsibility. In 2016-2019, he was an Assistant Professor at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Law, where he presented his dissertationthesis on Right to Disobey: Civil Disobedience, and led mandatory courses on Legal Ethics and History of Legal Thought. His work in progress focuses on the institutional theory, legal education, and legal ideology in Central and Eastern Europe.
Area(s) of expertise: Sociology of Law, Critical Legal Theory, Legal History, Philosophy of Law, Professional Responsibility, Judicial Ethics