Faculty of Law

tf9 Saulėtekio ave., block 1, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6185
E-mail:
http://www.tf.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Dr. Tomas Davulis

 

STAFF

104 teachers (incl. 86 holding research degree), 10 research fellows (incl. 1 holding research degree), 51 doctoral students.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

Department of Criminal Justice
Department of Private Law
Department of Public Law

RESEARCH AREAS

Integration of the legal system of Lithuania into the legal system of European Union
Efficiency of criminal law, criminal procedure law and punishment execution law
Lithuanian legal tradition and dynamics of conception of law
Efficiency of private law

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2018

M. Ambrasaitė-Valentinavičienė. Regulation of lobbying: the case of Lithuania.
A. Driukas. Time limits in Substantive Private Law.
O. Fruzerova. The content of the prohibition of market abuse and problematic aspects of administrative and criminal liability for infringement of this prohibition.
M. Markova. Effectiveness of protection for reputed marks in the European Union.
V. Mitkevičius. Multimodal transport of goods: regulatory issues.
G. Pažereckaitė. Relationship between responsibility of international organizations and their member states under international law.
J. Randakevičiūtė. The relationship between law and biomedical sciences in the context of the art. 53 (a) of the European Patent Convention.
E. Tamošiūnaitė-Samaitienė. The concept of business transfer under Directive 2001/23/EC.
V. Terehkov. Globalization regionalization of civil procedure: European and Eurasian aspects.
A. Vainorienė. The legal grounds for the state of emergency.
R. Vaišvilienė. The relationship between jurisdiction of International Criminal Tribunals and National Criminal Jurisdiction.
T. Varapnickas. Arbitrator’s civil liability and its boundaries.
M. Vitulskė. Application of provisional measures in International Commercial Arbitration.
I. Žukovaitė. Problematic aspects in the elements of robbery.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2018

International conference The Importance of National Constitutional Guarantees for the Protection of Entrepreneurial Freedom Using the Examples of Lithuania and Germany

6th international conference of PhD students and young researchers Digitalization in Law Lithuanian Independence Act of February 16, 1918: Restoration of Statehood in Baltic and Eastern European regions

National conference Property Law: Will Foundations of Private Law Withstand Challenges of XXI Century

Discussion What to expect from Europe in the year 2019? Vilnius University Faculty of Law together with the European Commission representation office in Lithuania organized the high level discussion about the future of Europe and the most important challenges to Europe in 2019, http://www.tf.vu.lt/en/events/discussion-what-to-expect-from-europe-in-year-2019/

BEST PRESENTATIONS MADE AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

Prapiestis, J. Kaltės instituto taikymo Lietuvos baudžiamojoje justicijoje aktualijos (rusų kalba) (Topics of application of the institute of guilt in Lithuanian criminal justice (Russian lang.). International scientific-practical conference Faculty of Law, Cuban State University: 60 years of work in science and practice. Plenary session. Krasnodar, Faculty of Law, Cuban State University, Russian Federation, April 20, 2018.

Sudavičius, B. Budget planning in the Republic of Lithuania under the influence of European Union Law. International conference Currency, taxes and other institutes of financial law in the year of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czhecoslovakia. Prague, Czech Republic, September 20–21, 2018.

Šileikis, E. Aktuelle Problemstellungen im Hinblick auf die Unternehmens- und Berufsfreiheit in Litauen. In Deutsch-Litauisches Symposium zu ausgewählten Fragen der Berufs- und Unternehmensfreiheit, Universität Regensburg, Germany, April 12, 2018.

Vaičaitis, V. A. Independence declarations in Baltic region. AABS (Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies) Conference. Stanford University, USA, June 3, 2018.

Namavičius, J. Gesetzlichkeitsprinzp im Strafrecht der Europäischen Union (Principle of legality in European Union criminal law / Teisėtumo principas Europos Sąjungos baudžiamojoje teisėje). University of Frankfurt, Germany, May 8, 2018.

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018

Kūris, E. 2018. On the rule of law and the quality of the law: reflections of the constitutional-turned-international judge. Teoría y Realidad Constitucional, vol. 42, p. 131–159.

Merkevičius, R. 2018. Baudžiamojo proceso enciklopedija. Kn. 1: Baudžiamojo proceso samprata, tipai, tikslai stadijos ir šaltiniai (Encyclopedia of Criminal Procedure. book 1: The concept of criminal process, types, goals, stages and sources). Vilnius: Center of Registers.

Mikalonienė, L. 2018. Small partnership company form as a vehicle for small and medium-sized businesses in Lithuania: is the theoretical model effective in practice. European Company and Financial Law Review, vol. 15(1), p. 101–122, doi: 10.1515/ecfr-2018-0004.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

9 Saulėtekio ave., block 1, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6167, 236 6168
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Habil. Dr. Gintaras Švedas

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. G. Švedas, Dr. A. Abramavičius, Dr. A. Gutauskas, Dr. J. Prapiestis.
Associate professors: Dr. G. Goda, Dr. A. Gorbatkov, Dr. G. Juodkaitė-Granskienė, Dr. P. Kuconis, Dr. R. Merkevičius, Dr. I. Michailovič, Dr. G. Sakalauskas.
Associate professors of practice: G. Jasaitis, A. Meška.
Assistants: Dr. J. Levon, Dr. J. Namavičius.
Lecturers: M. Aidukas, V. Kilinskas, Dr. A. Juozapavičius, D. Prapiestis, Dr. P. Veršekys, Dr. A. Vosyliūtė, L. Ūselė.
Doctoral students: J. Bagdžius, M. Dobrovolskis, A. Kudaibergenov, U. Markevičiūtė, L. Martinaitytė, L. Mickevičiūtė, I. M. Ragaišytė, E. Raistenskis, I. Rakavets, R. Steponavičiūtė, L. Šivickaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Efficiency of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and Punishment Execution Law
Substantive Criminal Law
Juvenile Criminal Law
Penitentiary and Probation Law
Criminology
Qualification of Criminal Acts
Comparative Criminal Law
Criminal Policy
International and EU Criminal Law
Law of Criminal procedure
International and EU Criminal Procedure Law
Criminalistics

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects supported by University Budget

Research on the Efficiency of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and Punishment Execution Law. Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas, Prof. Dr. A. Abramavičius, Prof. Dr. A. Gutauskas, Prof. Dr. J. Prapiestis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Goda, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Gorbatkov, Assoc. Prof. Dr. P. Kuconis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Merkevičius, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Michailovič, Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Sakalauskas, Asist. Dr. J. Levon, Asist. Dr. J. Namavičius, Asist. Dr. A. Vosyliūtė, Lect. Dr. A. Juozapavičius, Dr. P. Veršekys, Lect. Dr. P. Veršekys, Lect. M. Aidukas, Lect. D. Prapiestis, Lect. L. Ūselė, Asist. V. Kilinskas. 2016–2018.

International Research Projects

The University of Kent: The Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance. Expert: Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas. Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Jarukaitis. 2014–2018.

The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Controlling Illicit Trade of Tobacco in Era of Fast Change. Expert: Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas. 2018–2020.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

The Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)
The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences – ILS PAS (Poland)
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz (Poland)
Cuban State University, Faculty of Law (Russian Federation)
Faculty of Law, University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas

Prof. Dr. A. Abramavičius

Prof. Dr. J. Prapiestis

Assoc. Prof. G. Goda

Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Sakalauskas

  • editorial board member of the journal Kriminologijos studijos (Studies of Criminology), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/kriminologijos-studijos/about/editorialTeam;
  • editorial board member of the journal Nowa Kodyfikacja Prawa Karnego (New Criminal Law Codification) (A scientific quarterly, published by the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wroclaw, Poland), http://nkp.wuwr.pl/page/-144;
  • member of Lithuanian Association of Criminology;
  • member of International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (IPPF).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. Juodkaitė-Granskienė

  • Scientific Committee member of the journal Law and Forensic Science, http://lawforensics.org/about/scientific_committee/;
  • Chairman of Coordination council of forensic expert’s activities of Lithuania;
  • Chairman of Lithuanian Association of Criminalists;
  • member of Baltic Network of Forensic Science Institutions;
  • member of European Network of Forensic Science Institutions.

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

Best Applied Work in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences of Vilnius University:
Švedas, G., Veršekys, P., Levon, J. & Prapiestis, D. (2017). Lietuvos Respublikos baudžiamojo kodekso Bendrosios dalies vientisumo ir naujovių (su)derinimo iššūkiai: Monografija (Challenges of Integrity and Innovation of the General Part of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania: Monograph). Vilnius: Vilnius University Publishing House. Retrieved from: http://www.teise.pro/index.php/2018/05/23/monografija-baudziamojo-kodekso-bendrosios-dalies-vientisumo-ir-naujoviu-suderinimo-issukiai/.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas. Member of the Bar Examination Commission. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. January 16, 2015–to date. https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/70041a104af811e5a38cd6cdb94b0c51.

Dr. A. Vosyliūtė. Member of the working group set for the preparation of Probation Law Enforcement Problem Analysis. Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. June 01, 2016–to date. Order of the Director of the Prison Department, 2003 April 18, No. V-145.

Prof. Dr. A. Abramavičius, Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas. Members of the Committee for the Supervision of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. May 02, 2017–to date. https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/5b4723d02f1f11e78397ae072f58c508.

Dr. J. Namavičius. Member of the Examination Commission for Applicants for Prosecutors. January 26, 2015–to date.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Compliance Assessment of Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA LITHUANIA (European Commission). Dr. J. Levon.

Consultation/opinion of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University considering the necessity of complementing the penal code directed to the Committee of Human Rights of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas.

Conclusions on the law project No XIIIP-2821 dedicated to the Seimas of Republic of Lithuania. Assit. Dr. J. Namavičius.

Conclusions on the law project No XIIIP-2473- XIIIP-2475, XIIIP-1884 dedicated to the Seimas of Republic of Lithuania. Assit. Dr. J. Namavičius.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Participation in the event dedicated to introduce the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University to Lithuanian schools students (Ambassador Program).

Prof. Habil. Dr. G. Švedas. Participation in the radio program on the issues of legal regulation of life imprisonment on the Radio “Žinių radijas”.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PRIVATE LAW

9 Saulėtekio ave., block 1, LT-10222 Vilnius
Ph: 236 6169, 236 6170
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Habil. Dr. Vytautas Nekrošius

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. V. Mikelėnas, Habil. Dr. V. Nekrošius, Dr. A. Dambrauskaitė, Dr. T. Davulis, Dr. V. Mizaras, Dr. D. Petrylaitė.
Professors of practice: R. Birštonas, Š. Keserauskas, E. Tamošiūnienė.
Associate professors: Dr. T. Bagdanskis, Dr. D. Bublienė, Dr. L. Didžiulis, Dr. L. Mikalonienė, Dr. P. Miliauskas, Dr. R. Simaitis, Dr. D. Soloveičik, Dr. A. Taminskas, Dr. J. Usonis, Dr. V. Vėbraitė.
Associate professors of practice: G. Bartkus, A. Driukas, E. Laužikas.
Assistants: E. Bakanauskas, S. Cirtautaitė–Kaminskienė, J. Jonis.
Lecturers: Dr. S. Aviža, M. Austys, Dr. S. Barakauskas, Dr. S. Drazdauskas, G. Dabulskytė, Dr. N. Gaubienė, M. Juonys, Dr. N. Kasiliauskas, A. Maciejevski, Dr. J. Maculevič, M. Matiukas, Dr.V. Mitkevičius, Dr. A. Paliukėnas, Dr. V. Petrylaitė, dr. I. Povilaitienė, A. Šuminas, Dr. V. Terekhov, Dr. E. Tamošiūnaitė Samaitienė, Dr. T. Varapnickas, Dr. E. Zemlytė.
Doctoral students: A. Balčiūnė, E. Bakanauskas, I. Breskienė, S. Bronušienė, L. Dzindzelėtaitė- Šaltė, M. Gedeikis, V. Jankauskienė, J. Jarusevičius, V. Kontrimas, E. Kurelaitytė, V. Kuzminskas, L. Matveichuk, S. Okinčyc, A. Pliner, O. Shevčenko, A. Selvestravičiūtė, G. Taminskaitė, M. Žukauskaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Efficiency of Private law
Harmonization and unification of private law according to EU law
Influence of EU law and European private law to the Lithuanian national civil law and civil procedure law
Flexibility and compatibility of social security of the regulation of labor law
Civil law
Civil procedure
Labour law
Social security law
Roman private law
Arbitration
Employment contract
Labour disputes
Collective agreement
Competition law
Corporate law
Law on Torts
Intellectual property law
Enforcement and bankruptcy in civil procedure
Family law
Public procurement law
International private law
International and EU civil law
International and EU civil procedure
International and EU labour law
International and EU social security law

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects supported by University Budget

Research on the Efficiency of Private Law. This research enters into the Project of Integration of the legal system of Lithuania into the legal system of the European Union. Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Nekrošius, Prof. Dr. T. Davulis, Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Mikelėnas, Prof. Dr. A. Dambrauskaitė, Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras, Prof. Dr. D. Petrylaitė; Prof. of Practice R. Birštonas, Š. Keserauskas and E. Tamošiūnienė; Associate Professors Dr. T. Bagdanskis, Dr. A. Bitinas, Dr. D. Bublienė, Dr. L. Didžiulis, Dr. L. Mikalonienė, Dr. P. Miliauskas, Dr. R. Simaitis, Dr. D. Soloveičik, Dr. A. Taminskas, Dr. J. Usonis and Dr. V. Vėbraitė; Associate Professors of Practice G. Bartkus, A. Driukas and E. Laužikas; Assistants M. Austys, S. Cirtautaitė–Kaminskienė, G. Dabulskytė, Dr.V. Mitkevičius; Lecturers Dr. S. Aviža, Dr. S. Barakauskas, Dr. A. Brazdeikis, Dr. R. Daujotas, Dr. S. Drazdauskas, Dr. N. Gaubienė, M. Juonys, Dr. N. Kasiliauskas, Dr. E. Lauraitytė, A. Maciejevski, Dr. J. Maculevič, M. Matiukas, Dr. S. Okinczyz, Dr. A. Paliukėnas, Dr. V. Petrylaitė, dr. I. Povilaitienė, Dr. M. Rimkevičius, A. Šuminas, Dr. V. Terekhov, Dr. E. Tamošiūnaitė Samaitienė, Dr. T. Varapnickas, Dr. E. Zemlytė. 2016–2018.

International Research Projects

EU-funded Project: Implementation of the Best European Practices with the Aim of Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Apparatus of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to Protect Human Rights and Freedoms (Apparatus). Twinning Contract No. UA/47b). Prof. Dr. T. Davulis: Legal expert, 2017–2018.

EU-funded Project: Training on Alternative Dispute Resolution as an Approach for Ensuring of Human Rights (TRADIR). Grant Agreement No. 543990-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-DE-TEMPUS-JPCR. The project has been implemented by a consortium of partners from the EU, Belarus and Ukraine, consisting of 10 universities and one NGO. Legal experts-trainers from Faculty of Law: Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Nekrošius (Head), Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Mikalonienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Usonis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Vėbraitė (Supervisor), Dr. V. Terekhov.

EU-funded Project: Small Claims Analysis Net (SCAN). Grant Agreement No. 800830. JUST-AG-2017/JUST-JCOO-AG-2017. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Simaitis, M. Markevičiūtė, 2018–2020.

National Research Projects

The Protection of Copyright in the Creative Industries. Grant Agreement No. 2018-11-19, Nr. S/AGT-16(6.91)/2018 / LSS-220000-2092. Prof. Dr. R. Birštonas, J. Liauksminaitė. 2018–2020.

Contractual Research

Interpretative Guidance for compliance assessment of national transposition measures for Directive 2014/112/EU and Directive 2015/1794/EU. European Commission, ICF Consulting Services Ltd (ICF). Prof. Dr. D. Petrylaitė.

Priverstinės licencijos. Europos patentų organizacija. (Forced licenses. European Patent Organization). Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras.
Teisių į patentus gynimas: ES direktyvos 2004/48/EB taikymas. Europos patentų organizacija (Protection of patent rights: Application of EU Directive 2004/48/EC. European Patent Organization). Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich (Germany)
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (Germany)
Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (Luxembourg)
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London (United Kingdom)
ADAPT – Association for International and Comparative Studies in the field of Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Italy)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Mikelėnas

Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Nekrošius

Prof. Dr. T. Davulis

Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras

  • editorial board member of the journal Teisė (Law), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/index.php/teise;
  • editorial board member of the journal Justitia, http://www.justitia.lt/magazine/1;
  • editorial board member of the Queen Merry Journal of Intellectual Property Law, https://www.elgaronline.com/view/journals/qmjip/qmjip-overview.xml;
  • peer reviewer of the journal International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) (A Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal);
  • member of the European Law Institute Working Group on EU Copyright Law, www.europeanlawinstitute.eu
  • member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), http://atrip.org/membership/members/
  • member of the Alumni organization at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law, www.ip.mpg.de
  • Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria with consular jurisdiction over the Republic of Lithuania
  • Representative of International Academy of Comparative Law in Lithuania
  • National reporter by Common Core of European Private Law Project Security Rights in Immovable Property (editors Cornelius van der Merve (South Africa), Gary Walt (UK), Francesca Fiorentini (Italy)

Prof. Dr. D. Petrylaitė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. P. Miliauskas

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Simaitis

Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Vėbraitė

  • member of the Scientific Association for International Procedural Law / Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht.

Prof. of Practice Dr. R. Birštonas

Assoc. Prof. of Practice G. Bartkus

  • arbitrator of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), https://icsid.worldbank.org/en/Pages/about/Database-of-Panel-Members.aspx#a7;
  • member of the Informal Company Law Expert Group (ICLEG) of European Commission;
  • member of Advisory Board of Corporate Mobility in the European Union project of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Maastricht University;
  • member of Company Law drafting group of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG);
  • member of Drafting group of the European Model Business Company Act (EMCA).

Dr. V. Petrylaitė

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

T. Varapnickas was recognized as the best lecturer of the Faculty Law of Vilnius University in 2018.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Mikelėnas, Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Nekrošius are Members of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences starting from September 30, 2004–to now and starting from March 16, 2007 till now. http://www.lma.lt/sudetis-2, https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sąrašas:Lietuvos_mokslų_akademijos_nariai.

Assoc. Prof. V. Vėbraitė, Assoc. Prof. A. Driukas. The Judicial Council Members of the Judicial Mediation Commission. The Judicial Council. November 28, 2016–to now. https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/0eeb2820afc111e6b844f0f29024f5ac.

Dr. S. Aviža, Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras, Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Mikelėnas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Taminskas. Members of the Committee for the Supervision of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. May 11, 2017–to now. https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/470a7520354611e78397ae072f58c508.

Prof. Dr. R. Birštonas, Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras. Members of the Lithuanian Commission on Copyright and Related Rights. Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. March 29, 2017–March 29, 2019. https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/8845d5c2137c11e79800e8266c1e5d1b.

Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras, Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Nekrošius. Member of the Commission for the Notary Qualification Exam. Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries. December 13, 2017–to now https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalActPrint?documentId=6a045cd0dfcd11e7b3f0a470b0373cb2.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. V. Mikelėnas has prepared a conclusion to the London Court on compensation for damage caused by a source of greater danger under the Lithuanian law.

Prof. Dr. T. Davulis. Consultation/opinion on Constitutional review cause NR2/2017 in preparation for the trial of Constitutional Court, directed to the judge of The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania prof. G. Mesonas. January 25, 2018.

Prof. Dr. T. Davulis, Prof. habil. Dr. Nekrošius. Consultation/opinion of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University directed to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. Prof. Dr. T. Davulis, Prof. habil. Dr. Nekrošius. January 10, 2018.

Prof. Dr. V.Petrylaitė. Expert conclusion on the reform of the pension system provided by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour. Client: Law firm Sorainen, Association of Lithuanian Investment and Pension Funds.

Prof. Dr. V. Mizaras. Conclusion on the compliance of Article 86 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights of the Republic of Lithuania with the Constitution (the client is the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania).

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. V. Petrylaitė: Expert of Labour and Social Security on Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) show “Labas Rytas, Lietuva”.

Mizaras, V. Autorių teisių reforma ES – aštriausi reformos kampai [Copyright Reform in EU. The cornerstone of reform.]. TeisePro. May 22, 2018. Retrieved from: http://www.teise.pro/index.php/2018/05/22/v-mizaras-autoriu-teisiu-reforma-es-astriausi-reformos-kampai.

Mizaras, V. Naujoji Prekių ženklų įstatymo redakcija: esminiai pokyčiai, kuriuos verta žinoti [The new edition of Trademark Law: The Essential Changes which should be known]. TeisePro. December 5, 2018. Retrieved from: http://www.teise.pro/index.php/2018/12/05/v-mizaras-naujoji-prekiu-zenklu-istatymo-redakcija-esminiai-pokyciai-kuriuos-verta-zinoti/.

Mizaras, V. Tos pačios lyties sutuoktiniai ir partneriai turi teisę laisvai judėti Europos Sąjungoje [Spouses and partners of the same sex have the right to move freely within the European Union] TeisePro. June 5, 2018. Retrieved from: http://www.teise.pro/index.php/2018/06/05/v-mizaras-tos-pacios-lyties-sutuoktiniai-ir-partneriai-turi-teise-laisvai-judeti-europos-sajungoje.

Kurelaitytė, E. Konstitucinės teisės pradmenų paskaitos moksleiviams (Lectures on constitutional law and basics of law for school students). In Nacionalinės mokslo populiarinimo sistemos plėtra ir įgyvendinimas (Development and implementation of a national science promotion system) Nr. 09.3.3-ESFA-V-711-02-0001): A project of legal education for young people. November 27–December 3, 2018.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC LAW

9 Saulėtekio ave., block 1, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6175
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haroldas Šinkūnas

STAFF

Professors: Dr. J. Machovenko, Dr. B. Sudavičius, Dr. E. Šileikis, Dr. D. Žalimas.
Professors of practice: Dr. L. Meškauskaitė, Dr. A. Normantas, Dr. V. Vasiliauskas.
Associate professors: Dr. J. Galginaitis, Dr. J. Gumbis, Dr. I. Isokaitė–Valužė, Dr. G. Lastauskienė, Dr. V. Milašiūtė, Dr. J. Paužaitė–Kulvinskienė, Dr. H. Šinkūnas, Dr. V. A. Vaičaitis, Dr. S. Žalimienė, Dr. I. Žvaigždinienė.
Associate professor of practice: D. Kriaučiūnas.
Assistants: Dr. Rūta Bakševičienė, Dr. D. Murauskas, Dr. J. Zaleskis, Dr. D. Valančienė, Dr. R. Svetikaitė, Dr. I. Danėlienė, Dr. K. Gudas, dr. M. Endrijaitis.
Lecturers: Dr. L. Butkevičius, Dr. J. Baltrimas, Dr. A. Juškevičiūtė–Vilienė, Dr. R. Vaišvilienė, Dr. E. Leonaitė, Dr. G. Pažereckaitė, Dr. G. Surblytė–Namavičienė, Dr. J. Vienažindytė, Dr. N. Bruskina, Dr. U. Gailiūnienė, dr. A. Gedmintaitė, Dr. L. Griškevič, dr. P. Gruodis, Dr. R. Latvelė, Dr. M. Limantas, Dr. L. Paškevičienė, Dr. D. Poška, Dr. G. Užubalis, Dr. D. Pūraitė – Andrikienė, Dr. L. Urbaitė.
Junior research fellows: E. Ruzgytė, K. Mickutė.
Junior assistant: P. Griciūnas.
Doctoral students: A. Andrijauskienė, S. Bareikytė, I. Burneikaitė, E. Gasperskij, P.Griciūnas, R. Janeckaitė, J. Januševičienė, T. Lukošius, L. Kanarskienė, J. Poderis, R. Rudauskienė, E. Ruzgytė, S. Sriubaitė, R. Šadžius, E. Šilvaitė, L. Balčiūnas, K. K. Širvelis, K. Tankevičiūtė-Dobrovolskienė, A.Valuta, A. Al Dadour Al Aridi, K. Mickutė, R. Janeckaitė, L.Totoraitis, V. Turonis, E. A. Vitkutė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lithuanian legal tradition and dynamics of conception of law
Theory of law
Theory of state
History of law
History of state
Legal sociology
Legal philosophy
Constitutionalization
Constitutional justice
Constitutional principles
Parliamentarism, Ombudsmen
Administrative courts
Principles of public administration
Ecological responsibility
Problems of the taxes’ administration
Public international law
Diplomatic and consular law
EU law
EU institutional law
Humanitarian law
EU substantial law
NATO and its legal framework
NGO and its legal framework
Comparative law of modern legal systems
Law of refugees
Private international law
Legal informatics in global and EU context
Law of international organizations
History of international relations
Law of treaties
EU constitutional law
Case law of the European Union Court of Justice
Human Rights in Europe and EU
Law of the sea
International trade law

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects supported by University Budget

The Hundred Years of Independence Act of 1918: A Retrospective and Perspective of Lithuania's Constitutional and Public Law. The research is being carried out by the members of the Science Center of Legal History: Prof. Dr. J. Machovenko (Head), Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. A. Vaičaitis, Dr. L. Griškevič, Dr. D. Valančienė, PhD students J. Randakevičiūtė and I. Burneikaitė. 2017–2019.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Development of the Database Lituanistika (09.3.3-ESFA-V-711-01-0002). Prof. Dr. J. Machovenko: Legal Expert. 2016–2019.

International Research Projects

EU-funded Project: Implementation of the Best European Practices with the Aim of Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Apparatus of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to Protect Human Rights and Freedoms (Apparatus). Twinning Contract No. UA/47b). Prof. Dr. D. Žalimas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Milašiūtė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Paužaitė-Kulvinskienė: Legal experts. 2017–2018.

EU-funded Project: Data Collection and Research Service on Fundamental Rights Issues (FRANET). Prof. Dr. D. Žalimas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Jarukaitis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Isokaitė–Valužė, Dr. E. Leonaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Žalimienė: Legal Experts. 2014–2018.

DAAD: The Importance of National Constitutional Guarantees for the Protection of Entrepreneurial Freedom on the Example of Lithuania and Germany. NO. 2018/1 on financing the Project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office, Riga, 01/03/2018. Prof. Dr. E. Šileikis.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

The European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz (Poland)
State Commission of Lithuanian Language (Lithuania)
University of Regensburg, Law Faculty (Germany)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. J. Machovenko

Prof. Dr. B. Sudavičius

  • editorial board member of the journal Law Enforcement Review (Omsk University),
  • http://www.tf.vu.lt/en/about_us/departments/department-of-public-law/sudavicius-bronius-prof-dr/;
  • reviewer of the periodical publication Публичные финансы и налоговое право. Ежегодник (Voronezh, Russia), http://www.vsu.ru;
  • member of European Public Law Organization (Athens, Greece);
  • scientific council member of the European Public Law Organization (Athens, Greece);
  • scientific council member of the Centre of Organization of Public Finances and Tax Law of Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) (Bialystok, Poland).

Prof. Dr. E. Šileikis

Prof. Dr. D. Žalimas

  • editorial board member of the journal Baltic Yearbook of International Law (International Legal Science Journal published in the Netherlands), https://brill.com/view/serial/BALT;
  • editorial board member of the journal Konstitucinė jurisprudencija (Constitutional Jurisprudence (Bulletin of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania); 
  • editorial board member of the Journal of University of Latvia / Latvijas Universitātes žurnāls Juridiskā zinātne (Legal Science), https://www.journaloftheuniversityoflatvialaw.lu.lv/editorial-board/;
  • editorial board member of the journal Український часопис конституційного права (Ukrainian Journal of Constitutional Law), http://www.constjournal.com/redaktsijna-kolegiya;
  • member (Expert) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Pool of Reviewers, http://archives.esf.org/serving-science/peer-review/pool-of-reviewers.html;
  • academic activities head of the EIUC in Lithuania (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization) in charge of E.MA Study Programme;
  • editor-in-chief of the book Lithuanian Constitutionalism: The Past and the Present (Vilnius: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, 2017);
  • editor of the book Selected Official Constitutional Doctrine, 1993–2016 (Vilnius: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, 2017).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Isokaitė-Valužė

  • President of the European Union Studies Association.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. Milašiūtė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Šinkūnas

Assoc. Prof. Dr. V. A. Vaičaitis

Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Žalimienė

  • editorial board member of the journal Administracinė jurisprudencija (Administrative Jurisprudence) published by Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.

Dr. R. Vaišvilienė

Dr. A. Juškevičiūtė-Vilienė

MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS RECEIVED FOR R&D ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. D. Žalimas awarded the Commander’s Grand Cross [No.II-189] of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for his significant role in the improvement of Lithuanian legal system and strengthening of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania.
Prof. Dr. D. Žalimas awarded a commemorative medal 25 years of the Ukraine International Law Association by International Law Association of Ukraine.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Vaičaitis, V. A. Member of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government), year of 2018, https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/group-of-independent-experts-on-the-european-charter-of-local-self-government-gie-.

Dr. M. Endrijaitis. Member of the Commission on Tax Disputes. Government of the Republic of Lithuania. May 04, 2016–May 04, 2022. https://www.etar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/b56776a00d4511e6bae4eb98746971fa .

Assoc. Dr. V. Milašiūtė, P. Griciūnas. Members of the Commission to report to the United Nations Human Rights Council on a global periodic review. Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. January 21, 2016–till now, https://www.etar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/28fb19f0c01111e5a6588fb85a3cc84b.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Paužaitė-Kulvinskienė. Member of the Commission on Judicial Ethics and Discipline. President of the Republic of Lithuania. August 25, 2016–till now, https://www.e-tar.lt/portal/lt/legalAct/18d49f3048ef11e6b5d09300a16a686c .

Prof. Dr. D. Žalimas was appointed for 4 years as alternate member and independent expert of European Commission Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) by the Order of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania. April 25, 2018.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Vaičaitis, V. A. Expert conclusion in accordance with the April 20, 2018, request of the Constitutional Commission of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania on the Law of Amending Articles 66, 74 and 78 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania. Requested by the Constitutional Commission of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.

Assoc. Prof. Vaičaitis, V. A. Expert opinion on the request of the Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania to assess the constitutionality of 2nd Article of October 18, 2018, resolution No. XIII-1537 Regarding Announcement of Mandatory Referendum regarding Changes of Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania. Requested by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania.

Prof. Dr. Šileikis. Essentials of State budget grants to Labour party. Request to provide insights from the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania to Vilnius University Faculty of Law.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Šinkūnas. Consultation/opinion of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University considering constitutional changes directed to the Constitutional Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. May 04, 2018.

Prof. Dr. J. Machovenko. Expert on the eligibility of scientific works for the international scientific database Lituanistika, managed by the Research Council of Lithuania.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Prof. E. Šileikis. Ministro Pirmininko sutuoktinės uždirbtų akcijų nedeklaravimo kazusas ikirinkiminės kampanijos kontekste (Prime Minister’s Spouse’s Undeclared Stocks Dilemma in the Context of Pre-Election Campaign). TeisėPro. October 24, 2018. Retrieved from: http://www.teise.pro/index.php/2018/10/24/e-sileikis-ministro-pirmininko-sutuoktines-uzdirbtu-akciju-nedeklaravimo-kazusas-ikirinkimines-kampanijos-kontekste/.

Prof. E. Šileikis. What we should eat and what we should drink. At the conference Constitution and I. The power of the government to restrict people's constitutional freedoms. Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dr. J. Zaleskis. Data protection lectures: Five lectures for the officers of the Academy of Data Protection.
Lecturer in Data Protection Officer (DPO) Certification course. This course was organized by Maastricht University, European Centre for Privacy and Digital Security & Vilnius University.

Four trainings on ES General Data protection Regulation were held in the training centre of Vilnius University Faculty of Law.

Prof. Dr. Žalimas, D. Discussions on Constitutional Law:

  • The issues of constitutional law were discussed and spoken in Kiev. The public discussion Дiалогове кафе «Вiдверто про конституцiоналiзм was organized by ESBO Project coordinator in Ukraine and Ukrainian National Association of Lawyers.
  • Public discussion of constitutional courts The Role of the Constitutional Courts in a Modern State in Warsaw. This discussion was organized by Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland.
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