Summary of the Ius Commune Workshop on Contract Law

3 January 2022

The Ius Commune Workshop on Contract Law took place on 25 November with its main theme being Empirical Research in Contract Law. During the workshop, five presenters reported on either their fully-fledged projects or shared ideas on early-stage studies.

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Monika Leszczynska

Monika received a master’s degree in law from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland), an LLM degree in international and European business law from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (Germany), and an LLM degree from NYU School of Law (as a Hauser Global Scholar). She earned her PhD degree in law (summa cum laude) from the University in Bonn for a doctoral thesis entitled “Behavioral effects of corporate governance reforms and their legal implications”. During her doctoral studies, she was a member of the International Max Planck Research School “Uncertainty” and a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. There she learned to design, program and conduct economic experiments as well as analyzed experimental data to answer legally motivated questions. In 2016-2017 she was a post-doctoral fellow at NYU School of Law funded by the Hauser Global Law School Program. At NYU she further expanded her empirical toolkit and gained knowledge of the common law system. Monika joined the UM Faculty of Law in September 2018.

In September 2019, Monika started working on FreeDigital – a 3-year project funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions which provide research fellowships within the European Commission Horizon 2020 framework. Within this project, Monika studies how people make decisions when offered with free digital goods or services that involve collection of their personal data.