prof. JUDr. Jan Kuklík, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Academic Appointments

+420 224 491 111

Rectorate of Charles University

Ovocný trh 560/5

116 36 Prague 1


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  • Accreditation of Habilitation and Appointment Procedures

  • Extraordinary, Emeritus, Visiting Professors

  • Medals of Charles University, Josef Hlávka Award, editorial activities

  • Agendas related to CTS and the CU Museum

Professional profile:

Graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University (Doctor of Law in 1989). From 1991 to 1992 he studied at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. In the late 1990s, he was Head of the Chancellor's Office at Charles University. After receiving his Ph.D., he habilitated as an associate professor of Czech and Czechoslovak legal history in 1999. Subsequently, in 2005 he was awarded a professorship. He was first a vice-dean, then for two terms from 2014 to 2022 also dean of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. He is the author of many monographs and cited works in legal history.

Work experience:

  • since 2022 - Vice-Rector of Charles University for Academic Qualifications

  • 2014 to 2022 - Dean of the Faculty of Law at CU

  • 1999 to 2014 - Vice-Dean of Faculty of Law, CU

  • 1996 to 1999 - Head of the Rector's Office

  • from 1995 - successively assistant professor, associate professor and professor at the Faculty of Law, CU


  • 2005 - Professor (Legal History, Charles University)

  • 2001 - DrSc. (Doctor of Law)

  • 1999 - Associate Professor (Czech and Czechoslovak legal history, Charles University)

  • 1995 - Dr. (Legal History and Theory of Law, Faculty of Law, CU)

  • 1989 - Mgr. and JUDr. (law, Faculty of Law, CU)

Teaching activity:

At the Faculty of Law of Charles University, he has long been lecturing on the historical foundations of Czech law and compulsory elective courses focused on Czechoslovak legal history and the development of English law.

Foreign internships:

The most important recent foreign internship was a lectureship at the University of San Francisco Law School (USA) during the autumn semester in 2014.

Publication and creative activities:

He is the author or co-author (mostly with Assoc. Prof. Jan Němeček) of 20 monographs and nine editions of documents on the history of Czechoslovak foreign policy and the Czechoslovak government-in-exile in 1939-1945, author of more than 100 scientific articles and teaching texts.

Popularization activities:

➤ Appearances in several episodes of History.cs and Hyde Park Civilization (ČT24)

➤ series of reconstructions of political show trials from the 1950s as part of the Mene Tekel festival

Selected grants:

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of 14 grant projects of the GA ČR (the last one dedicated to "Records of the Czechoslovak Government in Exile in London in 1945"), TAČR, NAKI I and II (on the legal status of minorities), OPPA project - Law for Practice and Principal Investigator of the Progress Q05 programme dedicated to minority and migration issues.

Scientific profile (ORCID):


Our graduating class at Prague's Na Vítězné pláni gymnasium chose Socrates' Scio me nihil scire - "I know that I know nothing", to which I can subscribe with perhaps even greater understanding today.

Interests, hobbies:

Literature, film and travel, and especially England - from history, to culture, to black tea, to the Premier League

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