The review of the academic and science work of the international lawyers of University of Lithuania (from 1930 Vytautas Magnus University)
Keywords:International lawyers, International law, First Republic of Lithuania
his article examines the scientific, educational and political work of the international lawyers of the University of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos universitetas, from 1930 Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuanian: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas) ord. prof. A. Jaščenka, doc. dr. D. Krivickas and dr. T. Petkevičius during the period of the First Republic of Lithuania, the biographies of the lawyers are presented as well. The authors are mainly concerned on the organizing of the studies of the international law, the timetables of the lectures, the diploma thesis of the students, the visits of the international law specialists from other countries and their lectures in the university. The significant part of the article is dedicated to the lawyers who were working in dealing with the relevant political problems between Lithuania and other countries at that time. In order to better understand the position of the international law in the university studies, a brief digression is made to introduce the tradition of the international law scholarship in Lithuania from 17th century to 1832. Moreover, the authors of the article give a short analysis of the works of the international lawyers during the period of the First Republic of Lithuania which are dedicated to the political problems of Lithuania. The authors exploring the topic have used various sources, including the publications of international lawyers, the research of the history of law, the material from the archives, the various literature of the law science, the decisions of the courts, the encyclopaedias, the accounts and documents published by University of Lithuania (Vytautas Magnus University), the timetables of the lectures and the memories of the contemporaries. The chronological boundaries of this article are from 1918 until 1944. In the conclusion authors agree that there is still a high demand for a deep analysis of the work of the Lithuanian international lawyers in the future.
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