Bio


Paweł ("Pavo") Lutomski holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He has taught in the Program in International Relations at Stanford since 2002. He also worked as an attorney for such organizations as the international divisions of The Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (now Earthjustice) and is active in consulting on global civic education. His subject areas are international law and international relations, atrocities and reconciliation, and German-Polish relations. His latest publication is entitled “'The Law Alleviates Concerns:’ Legal Dimensions of Polish-German Reconciliation.” He is co-editor of a volume entitled Population Resettlement in International Conflicts: A Comparative Study. Having spent the first 21 years of his life in Communist Poland, he left his home country to live first in (West) Berlin, then Sweden, before coming to the U.S. He calls himself a “grateful American citizen” and is a very happy (and lucky) San Francisco resident.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Program in International Relations

All Publications


  • The debate about a center against expulsions: An unexpected crisis in German-Polish relations? GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW Lutomski, P. 2004; 27 (3): 449-468
  • Private citizens and public discourse: Defamation law as a limit to the right of free expression in the U.S. and Germany GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW Lutomski, P. 2001; 24 (3): 571-592