Stanislaw Pomorski

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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Professor Pomorski, a leading authority on East European law, is the author of three books and many articles on comparative and criminal law. Currently he is consulting with Russian scholars on a study of the reform of criminal law in Russia. Professor Pomorski received his Master of Law and Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard law School. He teaches courses in Criminal Law and Comparative Law.



American Common Law and the Principle Nullum Crimen Sine Lege (1st ed., in Polish, Warsaw, 1969; 2nd revised ed., in English Mouton-The Hague, Paris, PWN - Warsaw, 1975)

Economic Criminality in Cooperative Trade, Warsaw, 1965 (coauthor)

Crimes Against Consumers in the Industry and Retail Trade, Warsaw, 1965 (coauthor)


International Law in the Polish Municipal Order (Forthcoming)

Reflections on the First Criminal Code of Post-Communist Russia, 46 Am. J. Comp. Law 375 (1998).

On Multiculturalism, Concepts of Crime, and the ?De Minimis? Defense, [1997] Brigham Young University L. Rev. 51.

Meanings of ?Decommunization By Legal Means,? 22 Rev. of Central and East European Law 331 (1996).

Permissible Limits of Police Provocation and the Entrapment Defense, State and Law No. 10 (1994)

Restructuring the System of Ownership in the USSR, in Perestroika at the Crossroads (1991)

Conspiracy and Criminal Organizations, in The Nuremberg Trial and International Law (1990)

Privatization of the Soviet Economy under Gorbachev: Notes on the 1986 Law On Individual Enterprise, in Impact of Perestroika on Soviet Law (1990); the paper appeared also in Berkeley-Duke Occasional Papers No. 13 (1988)

American Courts and Criminal Investigation: The Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule, State and Law No. 10 (1989), the article appeared also in Russian in Soviet State and Law No. 10 (1990).

Communists and Their Criminal Law Revisited, 14 Law & Social Inquiry 581 (1989)

Perversions of Soviet Administrative Law, in Ginsburgs (ed.) Soviet Administrative Law: Theory and Policy (1989)

The Future of the State Enterprise and the `Restructuring' of the National Economy of the USSR, 61 Tulane L. Rev. 1383 (1987)

Controversies Around the ?Leading Role? of the Polish United Workers' Party: The 1976 Constitutional Amendment, in Redden (ed), The Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia (1985) and in Loeber (ed.), Ruling Communist Parties and Their Status Under Law (1986)

Bribery, in Encyclopedia of Soviet Law (2d. ed., 1985)

La corruption de functionnaires devant les tribunaux sovietiques, Revue d'Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest Vol. 14 No. 1 (1983)

The Current Economic Law Debate and Its Ramifications, in Felbrugge et al. (eds.), Perspectives on Soviet Law for the 1980's (The Hague: Nijhoff, 1982) the same paper appeared in German in Brunner (ed.), Wirtschatfsrecht, Internationaler Handel and Friedliche Koexistenz aus osteuropaischer Sicht (Berlin: Berlin Verlag, 1982)

Constitutional Rights in the Era of Scientific and Technical Revolution (USSR and Poland), in Maggs et al. (eds.), Law and Economic Development in the Soviet Union (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1982)

The Scientific-Technical Revolution and Constitutional Developments, in Smith et al. (eds.), Soviet and East European Law and the Scientific Technical Revolution (New York: Pergamon Press, 1981)

Communists and Their Criminal Law, 7 Review of Socialist Law 7-34 (1981)

Administration of Socialist Property in the USSR: New Trends and Institutions, in Barry et al. (eds.), Soviet Institutions and the Administration of Law (Alphen aan den Rijn: Sijthoff & Noordhoff, 1979)

Crimes Against the Central Planner: Ochkovtiratel'stvo, in Barry, Ginsburgs, Maggs (eds.), Social Engineering Through Law (Leyden: Sijthoff, 1978)

Soviet State Arbitrazh: Development, Functions, Organization, 19 Rutgers-Camden L.J. 61 (1977)

Criminal Law Protection of Socialist Property in the USSR, in Barry, Ginsburgs, Maggs (eds.), The Citizen and the State in Contemporary Soviet Law (Leyden: Sijthoff, 1977)

Soviet Economic Associations: Some Problems of Organization and Legal Status After the 1973 Reform, 2 Rev. Soc. Law 129-172 (1976)

Lay Judges in the Polish Criminal Courts, Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, June 1975

Selected Problems of Judicial Law-Making in American Legal Systems, in Contemporary Legal and Political Doctrines in the United States; Osslineum, 1974

Legal Problems of Compulsory Treatment and the Polish Mental Health Draft Act of 1970, State and Law No. 3 (1972)

Criminal Liability for the Crimes of Mismanagement and Shortage, State and Law No. 11 (1970)

Some Problems of Judicial Law-Making in Criminal Law, State and Law Nos. 8-9 (1969)

Reception of English Law in the United States, Legal Studies Vol. 21 (1969)

Conspiracy in American Criminal Law, State and Law No. 10 (1967)

Problems of Consumer Protection Against Poor-Quality Production, State and Law No. 2 (1965)


Enforcement of Law and the Second Economy (with George Ginsburgs)

Universally Accepted Norms and Their Application in National Legal Systems: A Comparative Study of Polish and American Criminal Law and Their Interaction with Modern International Human Rights Legislation, 57 Denver Law Journal 467-544 (1980) (with Kristin Defert)

A Profile of the Soviet Constitution of 1977 (with George Ginsburgs), in F. Feldbrugge (ed.), The Constitutions of the USSR and Union Republics (Alphen aan den Rijn: Sijthoff, 1979)

Criminal Liability for Poor-Quality Production and the Defense of Economic Necessity, State and Law No. 6 (1970) (with Leszek Kubicki)

Poor-Quality Production and the Criminal Law, State and Law Nos. 4-5 (1969) (with Leszek Kubicki)

Notes & Comments:

The Language of the Soviet Constitution of 1977: A Note, 7 Review of Socialist Law 331-334 (1981)

Libel and Criticism in Polish Criminal Codes: 1932 and 1969, Activity of State Administration in Judicial Opinions Vol. III (1971)

Organized Economic Crimes in the New Polish Criminal Code of 1969 (Art. 202), State and Law No. 11 (1971)

Liability of a Manager of a State Enterprise for the Crime of Shortage (Art. 218 of the Polish Criminal Code, State and Law Nos. 8-9 (1970)

Book Reviews:

92 American Rev. of Political Science (1998)

7 Crim. Law Forum 229 (1996)

34 Am. J. Comp. L. 169 (1986)

State and Law No. 11 (1971)

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