Allerhand Advocacy

Law in the public interest

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About the project

Allerhand Advocacy: law in the public interest” is the flagship project of the Allerhand Institute, which aims at identifying and researching laws that cause real problems for the citizens and require urgent reform. The project networks together the representatives of a wide array of professions, from advanced law students and trainees, to practising lawyers, academics, and law firms’ representatives, who are all guided by the common aspiration of improving the quality, transparency and effectiveness of Polish law.

The project involves groups of advanced law and economics students researching the relevant areas under the supervision of practising lawyers. This includes identifying, researching and suggesting proposals to legal anomalies; laws that are discriminatory, disproportionally costly, are causing substantial unfairness, or have fallen out of step with modern standards. Each working group will also be engaged in preparing and publishing research and working papers, in order to make systematic recommendations for consideration by the Polish lawmakers. The project also includes open for the public seminars, engaging consultations with top-notch specialists, as well as media presence and correspondence. As exciting as it sounds, there are scholarships awaiting for the best students taking part in the project. And all of this pro public bono!

What is a legal anomaly?

The project includes working groups identifying, researching and suggesting proposals to the so-called legal anomalies, or in other words, legal artifacts. Such laws can be identified as those that are discriminatory and disproportionally costly, are causing substantial unfairness, or have fallen out of step with modern social and economic standards.

The aim of the project

The project networks together the representatives of a wide array of professions, from advanced law students and trainees, to practising lawyers, academics, and law firms’ representatives, who are all guided by the common aim of improving the quality, transparency and effectiveness of Polish law. We are deeply concerned with the state of Polish substantive law, and as an independent body working closely with the best legal specialists, we aim to ensure that the law is fair, modern, simple and as cost-effective and intelligible for the citizens as possible.

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‘In Conversation: The Rule of Law, its meaning, understanding and significance’

Discussion: ‘In Conversation: The Rule of Law, its meaning, understanding and significance’ The Allerhand Institute is pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming interdisciplinary panel discussion entitled ‘In Conversation: The Rule of Law, its meaning,...
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