Final theses of school of law: 1925–1939 part IV (1937–1939)


  • Ieva Deviatnikovaitė



Final theses, Faculty of Law, Students, Legal history and philosophy, Law and order


The study examines the final theses of the students of the Faculty of Law of Vytautas Magnus University. It is based on different branches of law, taking into account structure, literature, legal acts, jurisprudence the students used in these theses, and the Lithuanian legal language of that time. The most valuable quotes of the works are presented, the teachers who assessed the works are named, and the fates of the students are revealed. The research is published in several articles. This is the fourth and the final article of the research of law students’ theses during the interwar period in Lithuania. It covers over one hundred and fifty students final theses written between 1937 and 1939. Students wrote about the principle of publicity in criminal procedure, referendum, plebiscite, head of the state, administrative court, euthanasia, press censorship, criminal liability of civil servants, state liability, and issues of civil and criminal legal branches. In many theses students compared legal regulation and case-law and also used the experience of the US, England, Denmark, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and other countries. Students used sources in Russian, German, English, French, Hebrew, Polish and Lithuanian languages. The article is mainly based on the documents found in the Department of Manuscripts of Vilnius University Library, the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, and the Central State Archives of Lithuania. Historical, comparative, and analytical methods were used in the research.


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Deviatnikovaitė, I. (2021). Final theses of school of law: 1925–1939 part IV (1937–1939). Law Review, 1(21).