Members - Ewa Bagińska


Ewa BagińskaEwa Bagińska

University Professor in the Department of Civil Law
Faculty of Law and Administration, University in Gdansk, Poland
Member of the European Group on Tort Law.

Faculty of Law and Administration 
Gdansk University
ul. Jana Bazynskiego 6 
80-952 Gdansk 
tel. + 48 606 961 601
fax. +48 58 523 27 14
Curriculum vitae

Ewa Bagińska completed her PhD in law in 1999 and habilitated in 2006. She is a Professor in the Department of Civil and International Commercial Law at the Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun and holds the Chair of Civil Law at the University in Gdansk. Prof. Bagińska was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar (1998/1999) and NATO Science Fellowship grantee (2000/2001) at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Author of the book Odpowiedzialnosc za produkt w USA (Products liability in the USA), Torun 2000, Odpowiedzialnosc odszkodowawcza za wykonywanie wladzy publicznej (Public liability) Warsaw 2006 and several articles about civil liability, consumer protection and medical law. In 2007 she joined two teams of the Commission for the Codification of Civil Law working on the new civil code (tort liability and consumer contracts).


Post‐doctoral degree in law (“habilitacja”), Nicolaus Copernicus University 2006
The monograph presented for the degree: Odpowiedzialność odszkodowawcza za wykonywanie władzy publicznej [Public authorities liability], C.H. Beck Warszawa 2006. 

PhD in law, Nicolaus Copernicus University 1999 
Doctoral thesis: Odpowiedzialnośc za product w USA (Products liability in the US law) (published in 2000 by TNOiK).

The Regional Court in Toruń, Gdańsk Appellate Circuit
‐ 1995-1997 Judicial apprenticeship (aplikacja sądowa). The judge exams passed with honours. 

The Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence.
June -­ July 1996 - the VIIth Summer Session. Attended the general and special courses on the Law of the European Union, the Protection of Human Rights in Europe, European Corporate Law, and the New Frontiers of European Law.

European Summer School in Berlin/ Horazdovice by Centre International de Formation Europeenne and Free University of Berlin, "Democracy and European Integration", 12-­31 August 1996. 

MA in Law, 1995, Nicholas Copernicus University (primo loco)
Degree Master’s thesis: "The protection against misleading and unfair advertising in Polish law and European law". 

Additional European studies -­ University of Utrecht, NL(TEMPUS programme), Jan 1994 - June 1994

Professional Experience and Activities

Areas of expertise: civil law (civil liability, products liability, public liability, personal injury), consumer protection law, medical
law, comparative civil law; Author and co‐author of over 100 articles and other contributions.

Lectures and courses taught: general civil law, law of obligations, consumer protection and competition law, introduction
to American legal system, international business transactions, legal

International scholarships/fellowships:

  • NATO Science Fellowship – 2000-­2001, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC. Research project „Liability for damage caused by public authorities and absolute liability of the state”,
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar – 1998-­1999, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC. Research project: „Consumer protection in the USA”.

International activities:

  • Member of the European Group on Tort Law,
  • Fellow in the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law in Vienna (an author or co- author of national reports in several projects; a national reporter for the ECTIL Annual Tort Law Conference),
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the European Review of Private Law,
  • Lecturer at the CUA and Jagiellonian University International Trade and Business Law Summer Program in Cracow,
  • Visiting lectures in Washington DC, University of Coimbra.

National Activities, including State organizations:
  • Editor-­in-­chief of Studia Iuridica Toruniensia,
  • Member of the General Council for Science and Higher Education – elected for the term 2010 – 2013,
  • The Commission for the Codification of Civil Law – participated in the works on a new civil code: the consumer contracts group and the torts group – 2007-2010,
  • Member of the Regional Commission for the Bar Examinations – 2008-­2010,
  • Member of the National Examination Commission for the General Apprenticeship – 2010,
  • Member of the PanEuropean Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL),
  • Member of the Polish Fulbright Alumni Association,
  • Member of the Toruń Scientific Society.
List of Major Publications
  1. Medical law in Poland, Wolters Kluwer 2011 (co-­author M. Nesterowicz, A. den Exter)- in English,
  2. Odpowiedzialność odszkodowawcza administracji, in: R. Hauser, Z. Niewiadomski A. Wróbel (eds.) System Prawa Administracyjnego, vol.12, CH Beck INP PAN Warszawa 2010 (co-author J. Parchomiuk),
  3. Odpowiedzialność odszkodowawcza za wykonywanie władzy publicznej [Public authorities liability], C.H. Beck Warszawa 2006,
  4. Odpowiedzialnośc za product w USA [Products liability in the USA], TNOiK Toruń 2000,
  5. Poland, Medical law, International Encyclopaedia of Laws, (gen. ed.) R. Blanpain, Kluwer Law International 1st ed. 2002, 2nd ed.2007, 3rd ed. 2011 (co-author M. Nesterowicz, A. den Exter) -­ in English.
Selected articles and book chapters in English:
  1. Damage in Polish law, in: B. Winiger, H. Koziol, B.A. Koch, R. Zimmermann (Eds.), Digest of European Tort Law, vol II: Essential Cases on Damage, National Court Practice and Tort Law series, Berlin de Gruyter 2011 (co-­‐author M. Nesterowicz),
  2. Chapters on Polish law in: H. Koziol, B. C. Steininger (Eds.), European Tort Law. Tort And Insurance Law Yearbook series, in the years 2001 – 2008 published Springer Wien/New York., in the years 2009 -­ 2011 published by De Gruyter Berlin,
  3. Medical malpractice in Poland, in: B.A. Koch (ed) Medical Liability in Europe. A Comparison of Selected Jurisdictions, Tort and Insurance Law series, vol. 29, de Gruyter Berlin 2011, 411-­449,
  4. Wrongful Birth and Non-­Pecuniary Loss: Theories of Compensation (2010) 2 Journal of European Tort Law, 171 – 203,
  5. A Polish Perspective on the House of Lords judgment in Corr v. IBC Vehicles LTD, (2010) 18 European Review of Private Law 3, 667-­679,
  6. Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in Poland, in: M. Habdas, A. Wudarski (eds.) Ius est ars boni et aequi. Festschrift für Stanisława Kalus, Peter Lang Frankfurt am Main 2010, 51-­65,
  7. Damage Caused by GMOs under Polish law, in: Bernhard A. Koch (ed.) Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms. Comparative survey of redress options for harm to persons, property or the environment, Tort and Insurance Law series, vol. 27, De Gruyter Berlin 2010, 445-­476,
  8. Aggregation and Divisibility of Damage in Poland, in: K. Oliphant (ed.) Aggregation and Divisibility of Damage, Tort and Insurance Law series, vol. 26, Springer Wien NewYork 2009, 295 – 329,
  9. Economic Loss Caused by GMOs in Poland, in: Bernhard A. Koch (ed.) Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms. Liability and Redress for the Adventitious Presence of GMOs in Non-GM Crops, Tort and Insurance Law series, vol. 24, Springer, Wien/New York 2008, 373 – 390,
  10. The liability for wrongful conception and wrongful birth in Polish law, Lex Medicinae. Revista Portuguesa de Direito da Saude no 10/2008, 39-­49,
  11. Overview of Polish private law. Tort law and property law, in: M. Bussani & U. Mattei (eds.) Opening Up European Law. The Common Core Project towards Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Sellier, European Publishers/Carolina Academic Press Durham/Staempfli Publishers 2007, 233-­244,
  12. Causation in fact in Polish law, in: B. Winiger, H. Koziol, B.A. Koch, R. Zimmermann (eds.), Digest of European Tort Law, vol I: Essential Cases on Natural Causation, National Court Practice and Tort Law series, Springer Verlag 2007 (co-author M. Nesterowicz),
  13. Civil liability for automobile accidents in Polish law, in: Essays on Tort, Insurance, law and society in honour of Bill W. Dufwa, vol. II, Stockholm 2006, 833-845 (co-­author M. Nesterowicz),
  14. Polish law of affiliations, Lex Medicinae. Revista Portuguesa de Direito da Saude (6) 2006, 81-­‐88,
  15. State liability in a comparative perspective, Boletim da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra (81) 2005, 851-­864,
  16. Multiple Tortfeasors under Polish Law, in: W.V.H. Rogers (ed.), Unification of Tort Law: Multiple Tortfeasors, Kluwer Law International 2004, 151-­165 (co-­‐author M. Nesterowicz),
  17. Contributory Negligence under Polish Law, in: U. Magnus, M. Martin-­Casals (eds.), Unification of Tort Law: Contributory Negligence, Kluwer Law International 2004, 149-­162 (co‐author M. Nesterowicz),
  18. Liability for damage caused by others under Polish Law, in: J. Spier (ed.), Unification of tort law: Liability for damage caused by others, Kluwer Law International 2003, 185-­198, (co-author M. Nesterowicz),
  19. Liability of Public Authorities for Damage to Individuals: Is Article 77 of the Polish Constitution a Model Solution?, in A. Bodnar, M. Kowalski, K. Raible, F. Schorkopf (eds.), The Emerging Constitutional Law of the European Union - German and Polish Perspectives, Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht 163, Max-Planck-Institut, Springer 2003, 185-­208,
  20. Strict liability in Poland, in: B.A. Koch, H. Koziol (ed.), Unification of tort law: Strict liability, Kluwer Law International 2002, 257-268 (co-author M. Nesterowicz),
  21. Non-pecuniary loss under Polish law, in: H. Rogers (ed.), Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss in a Comparative Perspective, Springer, Wien/New York, 2001, 173-191 (co-author M. Nesterowicz),
  22. The Polish solution of realising the right to health care in view of the changes in the political and social system, in: A. Den Exter and H. Hermans (eds.), The right to health care in several European countries, Kluwer Law International, The Hague -­ London-­ Boston 1998, 115-125 (co-­‐author M. Nesterowicz)
Selected Contribtions in Polish:
  1. Działalność wojewódzkich komisji do spraw orzekania o zdarzeniach medycznych a wykonywanie władzy publicznej, in: E. Kowalewski (red.), Kompensacja szkód wynikłych ze zdarzeń medycznych. Problematyka cywilnoprawna i ubezpieczeniowa, Toruń TNOiK 2011, 145-163,
  2. Zdarzenie medyczne a problem przyczynowości, in: E. Kowalewski (red.), Kompensacja szkód wynikłych ze zdarzeń medycznych. Problematyka cywilnoprawna i ubezpieczeniowa, Toruń TNOiK 2011, 229-257 (co-author K. Krupa – Lipińska),
  3. Odpowiedzialność Skarbu Państwa za szkody wyrządzone przez wydanie niezgodnego z prawem orzeczenia sądu, Transformacje Prawa Prywatnego (3) 2011, 1-17,
  4. Jednostka a władza sądownicza. Realizacja zasady odpowiedzialności odszkodowawczej państwa za naruszenie prawa unijnego w polskim porządku prawnym, Gdańskie Studia Prawnicze t. XXV/2011, 33-45,
  5. Umowy o udzielanie świadczeń zdrowotnych zawierane między NFZ a świadczeniodawcami (Rozdział IV § 13, pkt III), in: W. Katner (red.), System Prawa Prywatnego, t. 9, Prawo zobowiązań - umowy nienazwane, C.H. Beck INP PAN Warszawa 2010, 362-382,
  6. Klauzula rebus sic stantibus – współczesne zastosowania, Gdańskie Studia Prawnicze t. XXIV/2010 (red. J. Warylewski), 177-185,
  7. Rozdział XII, XIII, XIV, in: E. Bagińska, M. Śliwka, M. Świderska, M. Wałachowska, Ustawa o prawach pacjenta i Rzeczniku Praw Pacjenta: komentarz pod red. M. Nesterowicza, Warszawa, Instytut Problemów Ochrony Zdrowia, 2009, 250-318,
  8. Odpowiedzialność osobista i regresowa funkcjonariusza za szkody wyrządzone przy wykonywaniu władzy publicznej (w prawie porównawczym), Gdańskie Studia Prawnicze t. XXI/2009 (eds. J. Ciszewski, E. Bagińska), 115-130,
  9. Zmiany regulacji umów zawieranych w okolicznościach nietypowych na tle projektu dyrektywy o prawach konsumenta, Europejski Przegląd Sądowy (5) 2009, 4 – 9,
  10. Teoretyczne aspekty umów konsumenckich na tle prawnoporównawczym (Theory of consumer contracts in comparative perspective), in: Europeizacja prawa prywatnego, t. I, (eds.) M. Pazdan, W. Popiołek, E. Rott-Pietrzyk, M. Szpunar, Wolters Kluwer, Warszawa 2008, 15-44,
  11. Rola i ewolucja punitive damages (odszkodowania karnego) w prawie porównawczym, in: Księga jubileuszowa Profesora Tadeusza Smyczyńskiego, Toruń, TNOiK 2008, 511-527,
  12. Projekt unifikacji europejskiego prawa czynów niedozwolonych, Państwo i Prawo (6) 2004, 32-46,
  13. Zasady odpowiedzialności odszkodowawczej państwa (władz federalnych) w USA, Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego (1) 2003, 53-80,
  14. Odszkodowanie karne (puntive damages) w prawie amerykańskim, Państwo i Prawo (9) 2001, 79- 88,
  15. Procesy odszkodowawcze przeciwko producentom broni palnej w USA, Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego (2) 2001, 293-310,
  16. Nowe unormowanie odpowiedzialności cywilnej za produkt, Przegląd Sądowy (9) 2000, 40-61,
  17. Procesy tytoniowe w Stanach Zjednoczonych, Państwo i Prawo (6) 2000, 75-85.

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