Peter Curos

Postdoctoral Fellow - Institutt for privatrett
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Background and research

JUDr. Peter Čuroš, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo. He has been dealing with the issues of fundamental rights, Rule of Law, Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, moral philosophy, issues of an unjust law and innovative teaching methods. For study, teaching and research activity, he spent  long-term stay at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2010 and  he worked as a visiting scholar under supervision of Vincent Bradford Professor of Law James Moliterno at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2015/2016. Between 2016 and 2019 he was working as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Košice, where, in February 2017, he presented his dissertation thesis on the topic: Right to Disobey: Civil Disobedience.

Recently, Peter is involved in the project Judges under Stress at the Department of Private Law, where he is going to focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia and research the core concepts of judicial profession, that are independence, accountability, impartiality, integrity and competence. He will investigate how different political regimes consider these concepts and what qualities of the judge do they expect from its justices. 



  • Moliterno, James & Curos, Peter (2021). Recent Attacks on Judicial Independence: The Vulgar, the Systemic, and the Insidious. German Law Journal. ISSN 2071-8322. 22(7), p. 1159–1191. doi: 10.1017/glj.2021.63.
  • Graver, Hans Petter & Čuroš, Peter (2021). Judges under Stress: Understanding Continuity and Discontinuity of Judicial Institutions of the CEE Countries. German Law Journal. ISSN 2071-8322. 22(7), p. 1147–1158. doi: 10.1017/glj.2021.73.
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Panopticon of the Slovak Judiciary - Continuity of power centers and mental dependence. German Law Journal. ISSN 2071-8322. 22(7), p. 1247–1281. doi: 10.1017/glj.2021.62. Full text in Research Archive
  • Curos, Peter (2020). On the Missing Discourse Concerning Legal Professions. Právny obzor. ISSN 0032-6984. 103(special issue), p. 23–49.

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  • Curos, Peter (2022). Using Institutional Theory in Legal Education. Routledge. ISBN 9780429299247. 284 p.

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  • Curos, Peter (2021). Who Stands in Front of a Mirror and who Stares Back?
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Can Codes of Ethics Bring Us To a Better Tomorrow?
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Utopian Plans and Institutional Inertia Presented on Czechoslovakia in 1945-1953.
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Challenges of pro bono advocacy: Ethical dilemmas of the lawyers.
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Kelsen v. Schmitt: The Battle of the Century on Autonomy of Law.
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Attack or Reform – Structural Interventions in the Judiciary.
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Trustworthy Judiciary.
  • Curos, Peter (2021). Ethical Dilemmas in the Judicial Decision-Making.
  • Curos, Peter (2020). Challenges of education system in pandemic time.
  • Graver, Hans Petter & Curos, Peter (2020). Domstolsreformer er ikke uskyldige. Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Curos, Peter & Graver, Hans Petter (2020). Dissimilar Similarities Structural Reforms of the Courts in Norway and Slovakia. Verfassungsblog. ISSN 2366-7044. doi: 10.17176/20201126-123123-0..
  • Curos, Peter (2020). ENCLE - IJCLE 2019 A Necessity of Teaching Legal Ethics in CEE Countries.
  • Curos, Peter (2020). Too much independence or not enough accountability? .
  • Curos, Peter (2019). Understanding Continuity and Discontinuity of Judicial Institutions of CEE Countries. A Report from a Research Seminar. Právny obzor. ISSN 0032-6984. 102(special issue), p. 95–98.

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Published Mar. 22, 2019 11:19 AM - Last modified Aug. 26, 2019 9:43 AM