Adam Vetulani – Jakub Sawicki. Rzecz o obsadzeniu katedr dawnego prawa polskiego i prawa kościelnego w II Rzeczypospolitej
Adam Vetulani – Jakub Sawicki. The Way of Appointing Ancient Polish Law and Ecclesiastical Law Departments in the Second Polish Republic
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The paper shows a scientific career of Adam Vetulani and Jakub Sawicki. It also shows the way of appointing ancient Polish law and ecclesiastical law departments in the Second Polish Republic through their achievements. After the example of German countries, the department (full or assistance) was not a unit of faculty, but in fact a permanent employment for the professor. In the period between two World Wars the President of the Polish Republic nominated scientists to be chiefs of the department. In addition, there was also a possibility to stipulate the scope of duties in an agreement. There was no title of professor, because somebody who had abandoned the department was not professor there any more. One of the ways to be nominated in the department was getting the so called veiniam legendi, which meant the right to give lectures and to be assistant professor. The legal basis for such resolution were two university acts: first dated July 13, 1920, and the second March 15, 1933. Adam Vetulani was professor of history of the Polish law at the Jagiellonian University. Jakub Sawicki was assistant professor of ecclesiastical law at USB. Adam Vetulani was proposed as the candidate for ecclesiastical law department in Cracow. But the Ministry of Religion and Education delayed the confirmation of application, due to insufficiency of scientific achievements of the candidate. It was also emphasised that A. Vetulani had been already assistant professor of history of the Polish law. After completing scientific achievements A. Vetulani received nomination. In addition in the 1930s he got proposition from the University of Warsaw. It was not easy for friends. After habilitation in Vilnius, J. Sawicki worked as a clerk and he was not employed by any university. In that time the University of Warsaw offered the department of canonical law to A. Vetulani. In the end A. Vetulani did not move to Warsaw, whereas J. Sawicki delivered commission lectures.
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