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Faculty Member Charles Szypszak Teaching in Poland

Faculty member Charles A. Szypszak is teaching two courses at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) Faculty of Law and Administration in Poznań, Poland, from May 22 to June 10. One course, for law students, is Learning Law Through Analytical Dialog. It will enable students to enhance their analytical thinking and expression through legal analysis and engaged dialog. The second isTeaching Law Through Analytical Dialog for doctoral students who teach law subjects and are preparing for careers as law teachers. It is aimed at giving teachers an opportunity to participate in Socratic exchanges, see demonstrations of how such exchanges are most effectively done, consider the advantages and limitations of this method, and experience its use in leading discussions.

AMU is one of the largest academic institutions in Poland. Its faculty are involved in public administration and ourts throughout Poland and the European Union. Szypszak will be collaborating with Hanna Suchocka, the chair of the AMU faculty, who was legal advisor to Solidarity and Poland's first woman prime minister. Other faculty are known throughout Europe for their work in constitutional reform, human rights, the courts, and other fundamental law and public policy subjects.

In 2015, Szypszak was a visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where he led a doctoral seminar called “Learning Law Through Analytical Dialog” for students in law who plan to be teachers. And in 2014, he was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach seminars for graduate students and faculty at the University of Wrocław. He also taught a course on current issues in real estate for Polish and international law students.

In the MPA program, Szypszak teaches an introduction to law course and an elective on military leadership and public administration. He also teaches an introduction to legal thinking course in UNC's undergraduate curriculum. He provides counsel to state, national, and interntional institutions, organizations, and public officials on real property registration and conveyance laws.