On Professor Marian Lech Klementowski’s ethos Cover Image

O etosie Profesora Mariana Lecha Klementowskiego
On Professor Marian Lech Klementowski’s ethos

Author(s): Mieczysław Sawczuk, Piotr Sawczuk, Marcin Konarski, Grzegorz Borkowski, Eryk Pietrusiński
Subject(s): History of Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Middle Ages, Modern Age
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej

Summary/Abstract: Professor Marian Lech Klementowski, an acclaimed law historian from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, has extensive expertise in the field of mediaeval law, in particular the mediaeval Germanic law. His scientific research focuses on the evolution of concepts behind the guarantee of personal freedom in the Germanic cultural environment, the guarantees of law and order, and the guaranteed personal freedom, also with regard to case law. Central importance in Professor’s studies is attached to the notion of subjective law which has undergone significant changes over the centuries. The analyses of legal sources, carried out by Professor Klementowski, from the early- mediaeval Germanic tribal laws to the French Revolution, show that the development of the concept of guaranteed personal freedom should be chiefly associated with the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789, and amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Both his academic achievements and personality – kindness, modesty and the sense of decorum in professional and private life – should serve as role models to every young lawyer.

  • Issue Year: 19/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 239-244
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish