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AMU Faculty of Law and Administration
Wydział Prawa i Administracji UAM
Poznań Collegium Iuridicum 23.09.2011 p2.jpg
Collegium Iuridicum (2011)
TypeLaw school
AffiliationAdam Mickiewicz University
DeanRoman Budzinowski
Location, ,

AMU Faculty of Law and Administration (also known as Wydział Prawa i Administracji UAM or WPiA UAM) is one of the faculties of Adam Mickiewicz University located in Capital City of Poznań, Greater Poland. Founded in 1919, it is one the oldest continually-operating law schools and one of the most prestigious in Poland. The faculty is ranked first with the A+ category by the Academic Evaluation Committee.[1]


The Faculty in its original form was established in 1919, at the same time as the University of Poznań itself. Initially known as the Law Faculty, it subsequently transformed into the Faculty of Law and Social and Economic Studies, and from 1921, for over 40 years, it functioned as the Faculty of Law and Economics. In the late 1960s its name changed again, into the Faculty of Law and Administration, and has continued as such to date.[2]


Postgraduate courses[edit]


Notable people[edit]

Bohdan Winiarski
Hanna Suchocka


AMU's Faculty of Law and Administration prestige and large class size have enabled it to graduate a large number of distinguished alumni.

Hanna Suchocka, 5th Prime Minister of Poland, first woman to hold this post in Poland and the 14th woman to be appointed and serve as prime minister in the world, graduated from Faculty.[4] Additionally, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, the 12th Prime Minister of Poland and Roman Giertych, the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of National Education between 2006 and 2007, are graduates.

Bohdan Winiarski was one of the longest serving Judges of the International Court of Justice (1946−1967) and between 1961 and 1964 its President[5]. Additionally, Krzysztof Skubiszewski, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1989–1993), was the Judge sitting ad hoc on the Court (1993−2004), also Paweł Wiliński, Professor of Jurisprudence, Chair in Criminal Procedure, served as the Judge sitting ad hoc on the European Court of Human Rights for two terms (2010−2012, 2015−2016).

Three of the school's graduates, including Prof. Alfons Klafkowski (1985−1989), Prof. Mieczysław Tyczka (1989−1993) and Julia Przyłębska (since 2016), have served as the Presidents of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland. Three of the current fifteen members of the court graduated from AMU: Julia Przyłębska, Dr. Andrzej Zielonacki and Prof. Justyn Piskorski. Additionally, the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, refused to swear in Prof. Roman Hauser, former President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland and Prof. Krzysztof Ślebzak as the Tribunal's judges.

Many AMU alumni are leaders and innovators in the business world, as well as prominents in society and the arts. Its graduates include the former chairman and CEO of Kulczyk Holding, Jan Kulczyk and his former wife Grażyna Kulczyk, the creator of the Shopping, Arts and Business Center "Stary Browar"; composer Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Original Score (2004); film director Filip Bajon and literary critic and a music aficionado, Jerzy Waldorff.


Doctors honoris causa[edit]

Jan Nowak-Jeziorański on Radio Free Europe, 3 May 1952

Buildings gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ pw. "Wydział Prawa i Administracji - Wydział Prawa i Administracji UAM z kategorią A+". prawo.amu.edu.pl. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  2. ^ a b pw. "Faculty of Law and Administration - ABOUT US". prawo.amu.edu.pl. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ pw. "Wydział Prawa i Administracji - Nabór na pierwszy rok Kursu Prawa Brytyjskiego: Diploma in English Law and Practical Legal Skills". prawo.amu.edu.pl. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  4. ^ Skard, Torild (2014) "Hanna Suchocka" in Women of Power - Half a century of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide, Bristol: Policy Press, ISBN 978-1-44731-578-0
  5. ^ Winiarski received his Habilitation at the Faculty.

Category:Educational institutions established in 1919