Wojciech Sadurski is Challis Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney and a Professor of the University of Warsaw, Centre for Europe. He has previously held a professorship at the European University Institute in Florence (where he served as head of department of law in 2003-6), and he has taught most recently at New York University School of Law, Yale Law School, Cardozo Law School in New York, the University of Toronto, and the University of Trento. He is a member of a number of supervisory or program boards, including the Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), the Freedom of Press Observatory (Poland), and the Centre for International Affairs (Poland). Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Community of Democracies, he has written extensively on the philosophy of law, political philosophy, and comparative constitutional law. His most recent books include Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe (OUP 2012) and Equality and Legitimacy (OUP 2008).


Philosophy of Law; Political Philosophy; Comparative Constitutional Law; Constitutional Theory; Freedom of Speech; EU Law (in particular, the law of enlargement of the EU).


(for the full list, see

  • Giving Desert Its Due: Social Justice and Legal Theory, Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1985.
  • Moral Pluralism and Legal Neutrality, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1990.
  • Freedom of Speech and Its Limits, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999, (softcover edition 2002).
  • Equality and Legitimacy (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2008).
  • Rights Before Courts: A Study of Constitutional Courts in Postcommunist States of Central and Eastern Europe (Springer: Dordrecht, 2014; 2nd, fully revised and updated edition).
  • “On the Relevance of Institutions and the Centrality of Constitutions in Postcommunist Transitions”, in Jan Zielonka, ed., Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Institutional Engineering (Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 393-415.
  • “Règle majoritaire et égalité politique”, in: Denys de Béchillon, Pierre Brunet, Véronique Champeil-Desplats & Eric Millard, L’architecture du droit: Mélanges en l’honneur de Michel Troper (Economica: Paris, 2006): pp. 907-916.
  • “Reasonableness and Value Pluralism in Law and Politics”, in Giorgio Buongiovanni, Giovanni Sartor & Chiara Valentini, eds., Reasonableness and Law (Springer: Dordrecht, 2009): 129-146.
  • “To Each According to His (Genuine?) Needs”, Political Theory 11 (August 1983), pp. 419-31.
  • “Social Justice and Legal Justice”, Law and Philosophy 3 (1984), pp. 329-354.
  • “Distributive Justice and the Theory of Punishment”, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 5 (1985), pp. 47-59.
  • “Conventional Morality and Judicial Standards”, Virginia Law Review 73 (1987), pp. 339-397.
  • “Calderon’s Conundrums, or: Where Do You Draw the Line?”, Mosaic 28.2 (1995): pp. 23-42.
  • “Accession’s Democracy Dividend: The Impact of the EU Enlargement upon Democracy in the New Member States of Central and Eastern Europe”, European Law Journal 10 (2004): 371-401.
  • “Law’s Legitimacy and ‘Democracy-Plus’”, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 26 (2006): 377-409.
  • “Partnering with Strasbourg: Constitutionalisation of the European Court of Human Rights, the Accession of Central and East European States to the Council of Europe, and the Idea of Pilot Judgments”, Human Rights Law Review 9 (2009): 397-453
  • “The Idea of Public Reason Re-Revisited: Common Good and Respect for Persons”, Rivista del filosofia del diritto 2 (2014): 377-398.
  • “Supranational Public Reason: On Legitimacy of Supranational Norm-Producing Authorities”, Global Constitutionalism 4 (2015): 396-427.

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(2017, 2018)

Philosophy of Law
Constitutional Theory
Comparative Constitutional Law
Freedom of Speech