Dr Jowanka Jakubek-Lalik

Doctor of legal sciences (PhD), political scientist (MA), adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. A graduate of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and political science at the Institute of Political Sciences of the University of Warsaw, she also studied at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (doctoral level) and at Middlesex University in London (undergraduate level).

Dr Jakubek-Lalik specializes in administrative law and proceedings, local government law, constitutional and European Union law; public management, public sector coordination, public administration reform and civil service regulation. She is the author of several dozen publications in the field of legal and systemic aspects of Poland’s membership in the European Union, the functioning of territorial self-government, reforming public administration, management by results and institutional learning of public organizations. She also lectures at foreign universities, including Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands), Agder University College in Kristiansand (Norway), Ivan Franko University in Lviv (Ukraine).

Dr Jakubek-Lalik has extensive experience in working as a consultant for central and local government, as well as non-governmental institutions (ministries, central and provincial offices, municipalities, foundations). She also worksas an expert in interdisciplinary research teams and projects, i.a. “Ministries as Learning Organizations (MUS) – a set of tools for diagnosis and support of organizational mechanisms of learning, key for evidence-based public policies”, in which she dealt with theoretical research and practical improvement of learning abilities of the Polish government administration, as well as in the Polish Chancellery of the Prime Minister’s project “Processes, Goals, Competences – integrated management in the public administration”, where she advised the government institutions on how to improve management by results and management control.

Dr Jakubek-Lalik teaches students at several levels of study (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate), provides expert training for judges, translators working in EU institutions and public administration officials, advises on legal and procedural issues to local government units and represents them in legal disputes, collaborates with international organisations (UNDP, Astana Civil Service Hub). She actively participates in numerous national and international scientific conferences, and co-organizes scientific symposia, including an international conference on judicial cooperation in the European Union. She is fluent in English, and also speaks Russian, French, Spanish and German.