Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu has been elected as the president of the ELFA/European Law Faculties Association.

Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu has been elected as the president of the ELFA/European Law Faculties Association.

Prof. Dr. Haluk Kabaalioğlu, dean of Yeditepe University Law Faculty, has been elected as the president of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) consisting of nearly 250 European Law Faculties as members, making studies on current issues in the field of law and bringing up the problems confronted by law faculties.

Prof. Dr. Kabaalioğlu elected as a member of board of directors of the ELFA in 2009, has been appointed as the dean of Yeditepe University Law Faculty in 2002 and since then carrying out this duty. Prof. Dr. Kabaalioğlu was graduated from Istanbul University Law Faculty and had his master’s degree both in Columbia University, New York and Brussels University. He gave lectures at Virginia University Law Faculty as Fulbright guest lecturer one year and also worked as Jean Monnet Fellow at European University Institute, Florence one year. Prof. Dr. Kabaalioğlu was the founding director of Marmara University EU Institution between the dates of 1987-1995, worked as a legal counsel in Turkey’s EU Permanent Representation, Brussels for four years. Prof. Dr. Kabaalioğlu being member of the board of directors of the Economic Development Foundation for 18 years was the president of the EDF last seven years. Prof. Dr. Kabaalioğlu gave lectures and lessons nearly at 70 foreign universities, was appointed to professorship of “foreign chair” in Gent University last year.

The ELFA Board has two new members since the last assembly: Prof. Marek Grzybowski, from Warsaw University (on the left), and Prof. Michele Graziadei, from the University of Torino (on the right). We congratulate our new Board members.

Marek Grzybowski (University of Warsaw)
Since 1977 he has been employed in the Financial Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University, where he started work as an Assistant and got promoted to an Adjunct Professor of the University of Warsaw. In 2000–2005, Marek Grzybowski fulfilled the duties of the Deputy Director of the Institute for Legal and Administrative Sciences of the Faculty of Law and Administration. Since 2012 he has served as Deputy Dean for Financial Affairs of the Faculty of Law and Administration.
He is the author or co-author of many publications: monographs, a financial law course book, a commentary to the Act on the Bank Guarantee Fund, articles and other publications. He is the promoter of more than 100 M.A. theses. He was awarded a number of prizes by the Rector of the University of Warsaw. In 2005 he was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit for his contribution to the Polish banking system. Marek Grzybowski is chiefly interested in the public bank law, and in particular regulatory and supervisory issues related to the financial market, deposit guarantee systems and public finance law. In the years 1995–1999 he was a member of the Board of the Bank Guarantee Fund, and subsequently in the years 1999–2003 he acted as the Chairman of the Board of the Bank Guarantee Fund. Since 1997 Marek Grzybowski has been the editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine “GLOSA” (which has been published since 2005 as a quarterly). In the years 1999–2007 he was a member of the editorial board of the quarterly “Safe Bank” and in the period 1999–2003 he was the editor-in-chief of the said quarterly.

Michele Graziadei (University of Torino)
Michele Graziadei is professor of comparative law at the University of Torino, where is the head of the Doctoral School for the Social Sciences. His research concentrates on the methodology of comparative law, EU law, legal pluralism, legal anthropology, law and language, and on other theoretical problems relating to the comparison of laws. He has published widely in several languages, and is active in many international research projects concerning law and other social sciences. Prof. Graziadei is titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, President of the Italian Society for Research on Comparative Law (SIRD:, President of the Italian Group of the Association Capitant, and a fellow of the European Centre on Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna. He has been a visiting professor at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Cornell University, Université de Luxembourg, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon III, Bar-Ilan University. He teaches at the Faculté internationale de droit comparé, Strasbourg.

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