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Magdalena Tulibacka

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

EU law; Consumer law; Product liability law; EU and comparative civil procedure, access to justice and ADR; Polish law


EU Law I, EU Law II


Dr. Tulibacka holds a PhD in Law (2004, Westminster University, London) and a Magister Iuris degree in Polish Law (1998, University of Nicolas Copernicus, Toruń, Poland). After completing her PhD studies in London, she started a post-doc at the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and later became research fellow at the centre. She continues to work with the centre and is currently programme affiliate of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on civil justice systems there.

Dr. Tulibacka taught EU law, product liability law, consumer law, access to justice, ADR, and business law at the University of Oxford, the University of Westminster, the Warsaw and Cracow Universities in Poland, the Academy of European Law in Trier, and other academic institutions. She wrote, co-wrote and edited a number of books on product liability law, class actions, costs of litigation, and Polish tort law. Her other academic publications cover EU law, EU consumer law, EU product liability law, Polish law, harmonization of civil procedures by the EU, and ADR. She participated in pan-European and global comparative research projects, spoke at international legal and corporate conferences, trained European civil servants, advised the European Parliament and European Commission on civil procedure, consumer law and collective redress, and advised multi-national corporations on European Union law and policy.

In 2019, she was co-author of a report on appointment procedures to senior civil service posts in the European Union, commissioned by the European Parliament. In 2016 she wrote a report on the potential for establishing EU-wide common minimum standards in civil procedure for the European Parliament. She designed and led European Commission and BEUC training sessions for European officials and personnel of European consumer organizations in the areas of substantive and procedural EU consumer law and collective redress. She is a member of a group of scholars writing a commentary to the Polish civil code. In 2008 she was an invited expert on consumer law at a meeting of the European Parliament’s IMCO committee. As a Polish law expert, she was a member of several groups of academics working on foundations for harmonized EU law: the Common Core group (product liability law), the University of Bielefeld Consumer Acquis Study, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law Unfair Commercial Practices Study. She was a member of the Comparative Law Committee of the Civil Justice Council (advisory body to UK Ministry of Justice), and member of the advisory panel of UK Government’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (review of English consumer law).

Her research involves: EU law; EU and Central European (especially: Polish) consumer law and product liability law; EU and comparative (US-EU) civil procedure, access to justice and ADR; Polish tort law and contract law; collective redress and class actions in Europe; and European harmonization of laws.