Tomas Dumbrovsky

Tomas Dumbrovsky is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School and Assistant Professor at Charles University in Prague. Before coming to Yale, Tomas held the Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He studied both law and political science and earned his LL.M. from the Yale Law School in 2011. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2012, Tomas defended his Ph.D. thesis, which examined how the interactions among constitutional courts in the European Union are shaping the content of the common European constitution. Tomas was also admitted to the Czech Bar and has represented clients before the Czech Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, among others.

Tomas’ fields of interest include European Union constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, constitutional and democratic theory, and European Union decision-making processes. He has also been involved in European private law projects ranging from torts to antitrust matters. His J.S.D. dissertation, titled Conflictual Constitutionalism, revises the prevailing narrative on European Union constitutional developments, advancing a new model of constitutional transformation centered on the positive role of conflict. The main argument is that the conflict between EU and Member States’ constitutional actors taking place in the public sphere can increase the democratic features of the regime.

Doctoral Committee
Professors Bruce Ackerman (chair), Jack M. Balkin (reader), Jed Rubenfeld (reader), and Miguel Poiares Maduro (reader)

Ph.D. (Constitutional, International, and European Union Law), Charles University, 2012
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2011
M.A. (International Relations and European Studies), Charles University, 2007
LL.M., Charles University, 2005
B.A. (Political Science), Charles University, 2002

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