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Dr Zuzana Vikarska

Visiting Professor in European Constitutional Law, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Rule of Law and European Values CRoLEV, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus

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+357 24694000


PhD in Jurisprudence (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 2018)

MPhil in European Union Law (University of Oxford, UK, 2018)

MJur in Law (University of Oxford, UK, 2015)

Master in Law and Jurisprudence (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 2012)


Constitutional Law, European Union Law, Medical Law, Human Rights

Employment Track

Assistant Professor in Constitutional Law, Masaryk University, Czechia (2017-present)

Principal Investigator, Project DialogUE, funded by the Czech Grant Agency (2022-2025)

Assistant Professor in European Union Law, Palacký University, Czechia (2019-present)

Attorney At Law, Member of the Czech Bar Association (2022-present)

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Czech Society for European and Comparative Law
  • Czech Bar Association
  • Common Law Society

Research Interests

National identity, constitutional identity, mutual trust, preliminary reference mechanism, law and religion, law and technology, medical law and ethics, moot courts, legal clinics.

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Visiting Professor in European Constitutional Law, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Rule of Law and European Values CRoLEV, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus

Guest Lecturer, LLM module EU Law and Governance

Selective Publications 

  • VIKARSKÁ, Zuzana and Kamil BARANÍK. Slovakia from Constitutional Enthusiasm to Constitutional Blindness. In Stefan Griller, Roman Puff. National Constitutions and EU Integration. 1st ed. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2022. p. 699-726. ISBN 978-1-5099-0676-5.
  • VIKARSKÁ, Zuzana and Michal BOBEK. Slovakia: Between Euro-Optimism and Euro-Concerns. In Anneli Albi, Samo Bardutzky. National Constitutions in European and Global Governance: Democracy, Rights, the Rule of Law. The Hague: Springer (T.M.C. Asser Press), 2019. p. 835-886. ISBN 978-94-6265-272-9. doi:10.1007/978-94-6265-273-6_18.
  • DŘÍNOVSKÁ, Natálie and Zuzana VIKARSKÁ. Evropská zletilost českých (nejvyšších) soudů aneb prvních 18 let předběžných otázek z Brna [Coming of Age of the Czech (Supreme) Courts, or the First 18 Years of Preliminary References from Brno]. Časopis pro pravní vědu a praxi. Brno: Masaryk University Press, 2023, XXXI, No 1, p. 9-45. ISSN 1210-9126. doi:10.5817/CPVP2023-1-1.
  • VIKARSKÁ, Zuzana and Natálie DŘÍNOVSKÁ. Evropský zatýkací rozkaz ve stínu krize právního státu: dům postavený na písku [European Arrest Warrant in the Shadow of the Rule of Law Crisis: a House Built on Sand]. Pravnik. Praha: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of State and Law, 2022, vol. 161, No 12, p. 1176-1195. ISSN 0231-6625.
  • VIKARSKÁ, Zuzana. The many troubles of the Fedotova judgment. Verfassungsblog. 2023, p. 1-5. ISSN 2366-7044.
  • VIKARSKÁ, Zuzana. Sex, God, and Blasphemy. Verfassungsblog. 2022, vol. 2022, 5 pp. ISSN 2366-7044. doi:10.17176/20221019-194208-0.
  • OUŘEDNÍČKOVÁ, Sarah and Zuzana VIKARSKÁ. Evasive, Insensitive, Ignorant, and Political: The Recent Czech Transgender Case. Verfassungsblog. Berlín:, 2022, 6 pp. ISSN 2366-7044. doi:10.17176/20220407-011059-0.

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations (there are links included)

  • ICON-S General Conference 2022, Wroclaw, Poland; DialogUE: Follow-up Judicial Decisions of Czech Apex Courts after the ECJ’s Preliminary Rulings
  • Oxford Law Faculty, EU Post-Graduate Forum (internal forum)
  • Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University (internal forum)
  • re:constitution network of scholars (internal forum)

 Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Czech Science Foundation: Judicial Dialogue in EU Matters in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (DialogUE); Principal Investigator, 2022-2025
    • please include also this link:

Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • Lenka Křičková:


  • 2023 – Masaryk University Rector’s Award for Outstanding Teachers
  • 2023 – winner of Flamma, an award for inspiring female lawyers from Czechia/Slovakia
  • 2015 to 2017 – Oxford Law Faculty Scholarship Award
  • 2015 – Oxford Law Faculty Prize in Medical Law and Ethics
  • 2013 to 2015 – Bakala Scholarship Award

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • member of the Executive Committee (and previously President) of the Czech Association for European and Comparative Law, member association of FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen)
  • member of the Editorial Board of Ratio Publica, a peer-reviewed journal
  • occasional reviewer of academic articles in various legal journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies or European Constitutional Law Review
  • re:constitution alumna (2020-2021)