School of Law incorporates the bulk of Estonia’s legal research potential. Our teaching staff has played a key role in the development of Estonia’s statehood and legal doctrine.
In addition, our academic staff has written more than a hundred legal monographs, textbooks and teaching aids and many scientific commentaries on how to understand and implement various legal acts (18 commentaries from 2006-2017). Our faculty carries out both individual as well as larger-scale institutional research projects on a variety of fields.
School of Law publishes the only Estonian law journal Juridica and its special English edition Juridica International which introduces Estonian legal order and development of legal thought to foreign readers.
University of Tartu is the only university in Estonia certified to teach law at doctoral level. Our PhD students actively take part in research and teaching activities. The doctoral theses defended at School of Law can be found here.
School of Law also organizes several international conferences on various legal topics yearly.
Our main research areas are:
- Russia and International Law
- Russia and Human Rights
- Criminal Law
- Religion and Human Rights
- Estonian Legal History
- Intellectual Property Law
- Data Protection Law
- IT Law
- Consumer Law in the Digital Market
- International Humanitarian Law
- Civil Procedure