Sunday, June 27, 2021

A Webinar on Legal History and Woman Lawyers in Estonia, Lithuania and Belarus

 [We have the following announcement for an event to be held tomorrow at 9AM EST.  DRE.]

On June 28, European Humanities University (EHU) within the framework of the project “University without borders” invites students, prospective students and everyone interested to the webinar “Why lawyers still need legal history?”  Join the webinar to reflect on the legal history and its value to legal profession. Speakers of the webinar will also talk about women in the legal profession in Lithuania and Estonia and what Belarusian girls as the future students of EHU can learn.

NB! The webinar will be held on June 28 at 4 PM (Lithuanian time). To participate, please register via the link.

Short bios of the speakers:

Since 2019 Dovile Sagatiene is an Associate Professor of Belarusian University in exile – European Humanities University in Vilnius and since October 2020 she also holds the position of the Vice-Dean for Research at the Law School in Mykolas Romeris University. Her dissertation about Soviet courts of general jurisdiction in occupied Lithuania (2013) focused on Soviet judiciary problems and her latest post-doc as a Fulbright Scholar at the Harriman Institute in Columbia University in 2019–2020 focused on the analysis of the Soviet repressions in Lithuania in the framework of the genocide concept.

Hesi Siimets-Gross is Associate Professor of Roman Law and Legal History at the School of Law, University of Tartu, Estonia. Her main areas of research are Roman private law and its reception, Estonian legal history, especially basic rights in constitutional law, incipience and the abolition of serfdom.