Tudorel Toader (born 25 March 1960, in Vulturu, Vrancea) is a Romanian lawyer and professor.
Between 1982 and 1986, Toader studied at The Law University at "Al.I. Cuza" Iași. In 2006 he was appointed judge at the Constitutional Court of Romania by the Chamber of Deputies for a year and re-appointed in 2007 to serve in that capacity until 2016. Toader was Minister of Justice in the Grindeanu Cabinet, Tudose Cabinet and Dăncilă Cabinet from 23 February 2017 to 24 April 2019.
Education and formation
- Faculty of Law, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, between 1982 and 1986;
- The National Defence College within the National Defence University "Carol I", in 2004;
- Unirea High School of Focşani, Vrancea County
- Bachelor's degree in Law
- PhD in Law, Criminal Procedure Law
- University professor, since 2003;
- University reader, 1998–2002;
- University lecturer, 1993–1998;
- University assistant, 1990–1993;
- Judge of the Constitutional Court of Romania, since 2006;
- Lawyer in the Iaşi Bar Association, from 1991 until September 2006;
- Public prosecutor within the Panciu Prosecutor's Office; Vrancea County, 1986–1990;
Ministry of Justice
He was invested for the first time as Minister of Justice in February 2017. In 2018 he started the procedure which led to the dismissal of Laura Codruța Kövesi, the chief anti-corruption prosecutor.
Tenured professor teaching the following courses
- Criminology, 1993–1996
- Criminal Law. Special Part, since 1994;
- Offences regulated by special laws, since 1999;
- European Criminal Law, since 2000.