Prof. Łukasz Gruszczyński

Department of International Law and European Union Law
Associate Professor

Professor Łukasz Gruszczyński teaches in the Department of International and European Union Law. His scientific work focuses on international economic law and international health law. He received his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence in 2008 and a post-doctoral degree in the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2016. In the past, he completed several scientific internships at such places as the University of Cambridge (as the Winiarski Fellow), the University of Michigan, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, and the National University of Public Service in Budapest. He won six competitions held by the Poland’s National Science Centre and is now implementing two OPUS grants regarding the transformation of international trade relations. Moreover, Professor Gruszczyński cooperates with the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences within a big European project on populism (DEMOS). His scientific achievements include two monographs issued by Oxford University Press and numerous publications in leading international scientific journals. His last book, The Regulation of E-Cigarettes: International, European and National Challenges, was published at the end of 2019 by Edward Elgar Publishing. He is also the managing editor of the Polish Yearbook of International Law in English.


Most significant academic achievements:

1) Teaching:

2017–2018 – teaching classes at the National University of Public Service in Budapest; subjects: Legal System of the EU, European Institutions – Law and Decision-Making (during a six-month research and teaching scholarship).

2016–2017 – teaching classes in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest; subject: EU Law 1: Institutions, Single Market Law, WTO Law (during a year-long research and teaching scholarship).

2017 – teaching classes as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Legal Studies at European University in Budapest; subject: WTO/GATT Law.

2014–2016 – teaching classes in the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich as a Visiting Professor at the Business and Human Rights – Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities Summer School; subjects: Trade Law and Labor Rights, Human Rights and Free Trade Agreements, International Economic Law and Right to Food.

2011–2020 – teaching classes in the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw within the Global MBA program (a joint program of the University of Warsaw, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China, and the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany); subject: European Business Law.

2010–2019 – teaching classes at Kozminski University for postgraduate International Commercial Law studies students; subjects: Introduction to EU Law, WTO/GATT Law.

2010–2017 – teaching classes at the European University of Law and Administration; subjects: Public International Law, International Organizations, EU Law.


2) student competitions:

2014–2015 – judge in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (rounds in Poland and Argentina).

2014–2015 – member of the European Law Students’ Association Academic Board responsible for supervision of the ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition. 2011–2016 – judge in the international ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition. 2010 – co-author of the legal problem in the international ELSA WTO Moot Court Competition.


3) other:

2017 – Third-Degree Award of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics Rector for excellence in teaching regarding the published handbook Międzynarodowe prawo gospodarcze (International Economic Law; Warszawa: C.H. Beck, 2016). 2016 – handbook publication with Ł. Gruszczyński, M. Menkes, Ł. Nowak, Międzynarodowe prawo gospodarcze (International Economic Law, Warszawa: C.H. Beck, 2016).

Publikacje w czasopismach naukowych: 

  • (wraz z: Melillo M.), "The Vaping Crises in the United States: A Regulatory Failure?", THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, 2020, Vol. 11, Issue 1, s. 131-140 

  • "The COVID-19 Pandemic and International Trade: Temporary Turbulence or Paradigm Shift?", THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, 2020, online 

  • (wraz z: Melillo M.), "The FCTC dilemma on heated tobacco products", GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH, 2020, online 

  • "Covid-19 et commerce international : turbulences temporaires ou changement de paradigme?", Revue européenne du droit - Le Grand continent, juin 2020, s. 38-41 

  • "The EU regime for e-cigarettes: A rationale compromise or regulatory failure?", JOURNAL OF HEALTH INEQUALITIES, 2018, 4 (2), s. 62-67 

  • (wraz z: Melillo M.), "The FCTC and its role in WTO law: Some remarks on the WTO plain packaging report", THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, 2018, vol. 9 iss.3, s. 564-574 

  • (wraz z: Lawrence J.) "Trump, International Trade and Populism", NETHERLANDS YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 2018, 49, s. 19-44 

  • "COPing with the global tobacco epidemic: FCTC COP7 and its implications", EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, 2017, vol. 8 iss. 2, s. 428-436 

  • "Tobacco and International Trade: Recent Activities of the FCTC Conference of the Parties", JOURNAL OF WORLD TRADE, 2015, vol. 49 iss.4, s. 665-684 


  • "Regulating Health and Environmental Risk under WTO Law. A Critical Analysis of the SPS Agreement", Oxford University Press, Londyn 2010 

Redakcja monografii: 

  • (red.), "The Regulation of E-cigarettes: International, European and National Challenges", Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2019 

  • (wraz z: Werner W.) (red.) "Deference in International Courts and Tribunals: Standard of Review and Margin of Appreciation", Oxford University Press 2015 

Rozdziały w monografiach: 

  • „The role of IEL dispute settlement bodies in reinforcing the sovereign rights of States in the field of tobacco control ", w: M.E. Gispen,  B. Toebes (red.), Human Rights and Tobacco Control, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2020, s. 190-207 

  • (wraz z: A. Pudło-Jaremek), "Regulating e-cigarettes at the EU level", w: Ł. Gruszczyński (red.), THE REGULATION OF E-CIGARETTES. International, European and National Challenges, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, s. 150-174 

  • (wraz z: Menkes M.), "Legality of the EU trade sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation under WTO law ", w: W. Czapliński, S. Dębski, R. Tarnogórski Wierczyńska  (red.), The Case of Crimea’s Annexation under International Law, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, Warszawa, 2017, s. 237-257