Brief Bio

Dr. Joasia Luzak is an Associate Professor in Law (Education and Research) at the University of Exeter. She is also an External Researcher at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In December 2015 she has been awarded funding within the Open Research Area (ORA) to a 3-year project led by her: “The ABC of Online Disclosure Duties: Towards a More Uniform Assessment of the Transparency of Consumer Information in Europe” (see more under Research). She is the Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS).

Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Private Law A of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2008-2016). At this university, as of 2015, she was a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law, as well as the Director of the European Private Law LL.M program. Previously, she coordinated master thesis process in three private law LL.Ms (2012-2015).

She holds a PhD in Law (2011) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She obtained her LL.M degree in Law cum laude at the University of Warsaw, Poland (2004). She also graduated with distinction a two-year course on English and European Law co-organized by Cambridge and Warsaw Universities (2003).

She was a Visiting Professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London (2013); at the University of Houston Law Center, United States (2014); and at the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece (2014-2016).

Dr. Joasia Luzak is one of the editors of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML) (as of 2016), as well as of the Dutch Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & handelspraktijken (TvC) (as of 2018) and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Policy (JCP) (as of 2016).

She has participated in many projects of the European Commission, of the European Parliament and of the European Consumer Organization (BEUC). Most recently, she was part of the consortiums working on the “Economic study on consumer digital content products” and on the “Study on consumers’ attitudes towards terms and conditions” for the European Commission (both finalized in 2015).

Dr. Joasia Luzak is also a founder and an administrator of the popular blog on Recent Developments in European Consumer Law:

Courses taught at CTLS

  • European Consumer Law (Spring 2013)
  • Core Course: Introduction to Transnational Law (Spring 2013)