About Court Review

The most important opinion-forming journal devoted to legal issues of the administration of justice. It has helped several generations of lawyers learn about the latest directions in the development and interpretation of Polish law.

The history of Przegląd Sądowy [Court Review] and its predecessors started over 70 years ago, in 1944. From 1944 to 1950, the monthly was named Demokratyczny Przegląd Prawniczy [Democratic Legal Review]. It was a continuation of the pre-WWII legal thought of eminent professors of law and legal practitioners. The change of the journal’s title to Nowe Prawo [New Law] (1950–1991) was almost certainly a manifestation of the legal and structural transformations in Poland, even though efforts were made to remain with the old standards. The chief editors were lawyers with great authority and substantial academic achievements, including Prof. Zbigniew Resich. This position has been held since 1991 by Prof. Dr. Hab. Tadeusz Ereciński from the University of Warsaw, author of numerous academic publications, a long-standing Justice and President of the Supreme Court, where he headed the work of the Civil Chamber (currently retired).

The author receives 70 points for a publication in Court Review (according to the Annex to the Communication of the Minister of Science of 5 January 2024, regarding the list of academic journals and reviewed materials from international conferences, issued on the basis of Article 267(3) of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018, Polish Journal of Laws [Dziennik Ustaw], consolidated text: 2023, item 742, as amended).

The journal is included in the international European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+) database.

Przegląd Sądowy [Court Review] has been published under the current title since 1991. The monthly publishes articles (6–8 in each issue) and commentaries on judgments of the Constitutional Tribunal, the Supreme Court (in civil and criminal cases), the Supreme Administrative Court, and voivodship administrative courts, as well as case law reviews.

The problems discussed in the monthly include the so-called judicial law, which particularly focuses on issues relating to proceedings before the ordinary courts, administrative courts, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court. It also deals with topical issues related to the application of EU law and comparative law issues.

The authors include outstanding legal scholars and practitioners, as well as young lawyers. For academics, legal practitioners and especially young researchers, publications in Przegląd Sądowy are, in a way, a glorification. The high quality of the content is guaranteed by the journal’s Editorial Board, comprising professors of law and Supreme Court judges, as well as a group of carefully selected reviewers, who are recognized experts in the areas to which the publications apply.

Ethical principles
Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals, Ethical principles for authors, Responsibilities of the editorial board, Responsibilities of reviewers.
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Conditions for accepting articles for publication
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Detailed principles of the review procedure applicable in "Przegląd Sądowy"

Editorial Team

Editorial Board


ORCID 0000-0002-8409-7887

Affiliation: Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

ORCID 0000-0002-6590-2158

Professor with a postdoctoral degree in legal sciences, retired professor of the University of Warsaw; honoris causa doctorate of the University of Gdansk (2017); Vice-President of the International Association of Constitutional Law (2010-2018).


ORCID 0000-0001-7856-4613

She graduated with honours in 1975 from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.

University of Regensburg, Germany
judge of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court
chairperson of the IIIrd Problem Department
studied law at the Jagiellonian University in the years 1967–1971
Pázmány Péter Catholic University and Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University in Budapest, Hungary
ORCID 0000-0002-5439-475X
Scientific affiliation: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Administrative Procedure
ORCID 0000-0001-6295-1344
Scientific affiliation: University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Commercial Law
In the years 1980–1991 solicitor, member of the corporate authorities of the Warsaw Bar, chairman of the training committee of the District Bar Council, an outstanding solicitor in criminal law cases. As of 1991, judge of the Supreme Court, currently retired.
Retired professor of criminal law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, for many years Head of the Department of Criminal Law and professor of WSPiA University of Rzeszów.
Klaudia Szawłowska-Milczarek
Director of the Periodicals Department
Klaudia is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Poland). She has over 20 years of experience working as a publisher and managing editor gained during her work for the legal publishing houses Wydawnictwo Prawnicze, LexisNexis Polska and, since 2014, Wolters Kluwer Poland.


The (peer) reviewers of Court Review monthly for 2023 included the following persons:
  • prof. Paweł Borecki
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. Wojciech Brzozowski
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • dr Witold Borysiak
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • dr Marcin Mikołaj Cieśliński
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. Marcin Dziurda
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • dr Krzysztof Eichstaedt
    (Lodz, Poland)
  • prof. Andrzej Jakubecki
    (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
  • prof. Maciej Kaliński
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. Jan Kulesza
    (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • prof. Michał Kurowski
    (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • dr hab. Mikołaj Małecki
    (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
  • prof. Ewa Nowińska
    (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
  • prof. Konrad Osajda
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. Andrzej Sakowicz
    (University of Bialystok, Poland)
  • SSN Henryk Pietrzkowski
    (Lodz, Poland)
  • prof. Andrzej Sakowicz
    (University of Bialystok, Poland)
  • prof. Elżbieta Skowrońska-Bocian
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. Sławomir Steinborn
    (University of Gdansk, Poland)
  • prof. Dariusz Świecki
    (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • prof. Karol Weitz
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. Kazimierz Zawada
    (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)
  • prof. Tadeusz Zembrzuski
    (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Contact Us

Contact Us
For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

Wolters Kluwer Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Przyokopowa 33
01-208 Warszawa

e-mail: [email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]

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