Published works

2018 Article “Experience in Sentencing: New Empirical Insights on What Judges Think They Do in Court”, Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies 1/2017, pp. 1-21 link

2017 Article “Social Cooperation Within Virtual Worlds: Old Social Phenomena Emerging in New Environments”, Studia Philosophia 1/2017, pp. 23-48 (co-author Andrei Decu) link

2016 Article “Current Models of Judicial Training: An Overview of 16 Jurisdictions”, International Organisation of Judicial Training Journal Issue 5 (2016), pp. 41-52 link

2016 Article “When Judges Have a Hunch – Intuition and Experience in Judicial Decision-Making”, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie Vol 102 Issue 2, pp. 245-60, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) link

2015 Book review “The Behavior of Federal Judges” (by Epstein, Landes and Posner), European Journal of Law and Economics, 10.1007/s10657-015-9513-0 (online Sep 2015, print Jun 2017) link

2015 Article “Learning to Sentence: An Empirical Study of Judicial Attitudes and Perceptions towards Judicial Training”, International Journal of Court Administration Vol 7 Issue 1, pp. 68-85 link

2014 Book chapter “Judicial Virtues in the Twenty-first Century: Awareness, Empathy, and Respect for Plurality”, Philosophical Challenges of Plurality in a Globalized World, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 65-78 link

2013 Book chapter “The Role of the Judge within the Legal System”, Novelty and Continuity in Law, Sitech Publishing House, pp. 327-67

2011 Article “Benthamic Limits upon Judicial Discretion: A Theoretical and Practical Approach”, Studia Philosophia 1/2011, pp. 29-36 link

2009 Book review “Meena Dhanda (ed.). Reservations for Women”, Public Reason 2(1), pp. 104-6 link

Peer Review

International Journal for Court Administration (2021-)

Revus – Journal for constitutional theory and philosophy of law (2021-)


Invited talk “Settle While You Can: Judicial Incentives to Encourage Settlement”, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 2017, London, UK

“Judging Expertise: How Judicial Attitudes Change at Different Levels of Expertise”, W.G. Hart Legal Workshop 2016 Valuing Expertise: Legal, Normative and Social Dimensions, London, UK

“Judicial Conflict Resolution in England and Wales – a Few Preliminary Results”, International Working Group on the Legal Professions 2016, Andorra

“Judicial Conflict Resolution (JCR): Methodological and Comparative Challenges”, LSA Annual Conference 2016, New Orleans, USA

Special invitation to present doctoral research to the Queen’s University Belfast Law Faculty, 2015, Belfast, UK

“Increasing Gender Diversity in European Judiciaries: Latest EU Figures and Compelling Case Studies”, JAC Anniversary Conference 2015, Birmingham, UK

“Towards Designing Better Judicial Training Policies: An Empirical Research on the Training Needs and Perceptions of Romanian Magistrates”, International Conference on Public Policy 2015, Panel Judicial policies and organizational modernization. A paradigm shift in the comparative analysis of the judiciary”, Milan, Italy

“Experience in Sentencing: New Empirical Insights on What Judges Think They Do in Court”, Work in Progress Forum 2015, University College London, UK

PhD research findings to the management of the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy, 2015, Bucharest, Romania

“Taking Prior Experience into Account When Evaluating Judicial Training: Some Empirical Findings”, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2015, Legal Education section, University of Warwick, UK

“Learning to Sentence: A European Study of Judicial Attitudes and Perceptions towards Judicial Training”, Judicial Education and the Role of Judges 2014, University of Missouri, USA

“An Empirical Study on Attitudes towards Judicial Education at the Turn of the 21st Century”, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2014, Legal Education section, University of Nottingham, UK

“Judicial Intuitions in Sentencing: An Empirical Perspective on the Enforcement and Justification of State Punishment”, MANcept Workshops in Political Theory 2014, Manchester University, UK

“Studying Judicial Attitudes on Training – A New Type of Socio-Legal Research Project in Britain”, Re-imagining Society through a Socio-Legal Lens 2013, Cardiff University, UK

“Legal Realism Revived: An Updated Account of the Hunch in Judicial Decision Making”, International Conference New Frontiers of Legal Realism: American, Scandinavian, European, Global 2012, Denmark

“Psychology and Law Combined: The Hunch in Judicial Decision Making”, UCL Causal Cognition Lab 2012, UK

Co-organized law conference “Novelty and Consistency in Law” 2012, Spiru Haret University, Romania

Chair, Philosophy of Law section, International Conference on Philosophy 2011, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

“Privacy versus Sharing in Online Mentoring: A case study”, Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2011, Romania

“Ethics Training for Ethical Adjudicators” (co-author Prof Mircea Constantinescu), Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2010, Romania

“Social Cooperation within Virtual Worlds” (co-author Andrei Decu), International Conference “Reason in Contemporary Public Space” 2009, Romania