Lecture: "Seeking Asylum at the Eastern Borders of the European Union" with Tomasz Sieniow


Location: Biolchini Hall of Law, Room 1315 (View on map )

Dr. Tomasz Sieniow, President of the Foundation Board, The Rule of Law Institute, Lublin, Poland, will present the lecture entitled "Seeking Asylum at the Eastern Borders of the European Union" on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. in room 1315 of the Biolchini Hall of Law. The event is free and open to the public.

Lunch will be available for attendees while supplies last.  

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Notre Dame Law School.

Sieniow Tomasz Bw

About the Speaker

Dr. Tomasz Sieniow is a graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin (MA in Law -1997) and Chicago-Kent College of Law – Illinois Institute of Technology (Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law – 2000). He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2004 on the basis of a doctoral dissertation entitled “Patent exhaustion in a comparative perspective “, written under the supervision of prof. dr hab. Ryszard Skubisz. He completed research internships at universities in Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the US. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Lublin, where he teaches European Union and migration law. His achievements include several dozen publications in the field of migration law, European Union, and IP law. He serves as a coordinator of the Refugee Legal Clinic of the Catholic University of Lublin.

Since 2002, he has been the president of the board of the Rule of Law Institute, where he was responsible for a number of projects financed, among others, by the EU, UNHCR, UNDP, USAID, EEA, the Batory Foundation, and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. In his practice, he represents foreigners in deportation and asylum proceedings. He conducts research on the implementation of European law on migration by Poland. He is a member of the Commission for Migrants at the Polish Ombudsman Office and a Consultor of the Migration Council at the Polish Bishops’ Conference. Since 2009, he has been coordinating the work of the Lublin Regional Immigrants’ Support Network. Dr. Sieniow previously served as a visiting scholar at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies during the 2007-08 and 2017-18 academic years.