David Kosař earned his M.A. in Law at Masaryk University, LL.M. in Human Rights Law at Central European University, and J.S.D. at New York University School of Law. He clerked for a Justice and then the Vice-President of the Supreme Administrative Court, and for a Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. In 2016 he was awarded the ERC Starting Grant to study the effects of judicial self-government (“JUDI-ARCH – The Rise of Judicial Self-Government:Changing the Architecture of Separation of Powers without an Architect”, 2016-2021).
He is the author of “Perils of Judicial Self-Government in Transitional Societies” (CUP, 2016). David has published in American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, European Constitutional Law Review, Hague Journal of the Rule of Law, German Law Journal, and International Journal of Refugee Law. He is a member of several learned societies (ASIL, ESIL, LSA, ICON-S, ECPR) and the inaugural co-chair of ICON-S CEE Chapter (2018-2021). David’s research interests include constitutional theory, comparative public law, judicial studies, international human rights law, refugee law, and transitional justice.