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Jakub Ciesielczuk

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Jakub Ciesielczuk is an Assistant Professor in English Legal System and Legal Skills. He obtained his LLB in English Law with German from the University of Dundee (2015). He also holds a LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University (2016). Jakub is currently preparing to defend his PhD in Public International Law at the University of Lincoln.

Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, Jakub was a Lecturer in Public International Law at Neapolis University Pafos (2022-2023) and worked as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Lincoln (2019-2022).

Jakub has also a background in immigration law. Jakub is OISC accredited immigration adviser specializing in both personal and business immigration. Jakub worked in NGOs dedicated to asylum and migration control in the Netherlands and Greece. He also worked in a leading immigration barrister chamber in Nottingham as a Case Manager. Jakub has experience in submitting various UK immigration applications (including human rights and outside-the-rules applications), judicial reviews, administrative reviews, and asylum claims.

Expertise Summary

Jakub's expertise covers environmental governance, with a particular focus on environmental legal regimes. Jakub has extensively researched the participation of various non-State actors (e.g., intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, indigenous groups, and individuals) in environmental legal regimes. Jakub also researches the issues related to the utilisation of marine genetic resources in the context of marine biodiversity. Given Jakub's practical experience in immigration, human rights and asylum, Jakub is also interested in the intersection between environmental law and human rights, more specifically, the impact of environmental degradation on indigenous people and vulnerable communities.

Teaching Summary

Introduction to Law & Legal Theory; Legal Skills

J. Ciesielczuk (2023) Defining Marine Genetic Resources - Navigating through the Sea of Uncertainties in Maria Platjouw and Alla Pozdnakova (eds.) The Environmental Rule of Law for Oceans: Designing Legal Solutions, Cambridge University Press

D. F. Akrofi, P. Shang, J. Ciesielczuk (2023) Setting the stage for non-State actors' participation in the international law-making process: the case for the future Global Plastics Treaty, European Journal of Legal Studies

J. Ciesielczuk and E.A. Kirk (2021) Sustainable Use of Marine Genetic Resources. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Life Below Water. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham

J. Ciesielczuk and G. Lopez (2021) Public Participation and the EscazĂș Agreement: Implementation Challenges for Vulnerable Groups Amid a Global Pandemic' 11 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Environmental eJournal 12-33

G. Lopez and J. Ciesielczuk (2021) Lessons learned from a constitutional controversy on the Mexican water management 11 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Environmental eJournal 8491

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