Celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, Recognition Diplomas of the Supreme Court are granted to professors of the Faculty of Law Uldis Krastins, Valentija Liholaja and to the Dean of the faculty, the professor Kristine Strada-Rozenberga; Recognition Diplomas are granted for long-term cooperation and strengthening of rule of law.  

At ceremonial sitting held on 10 November, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, when greeting the Faculty of Law on its 95th anniversary, pointed out several facts, which associate the Supreme Court and the Faculty of Law. Participation of academicians in performing of compilations and studies of case-law is one of methods of cooperation, and, highly appreciating it, awards have been granted.  

Individual connections are also important. As the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court pointed out, Augusts Lebers and Karlis Purins, the first Deans of the Faculty of Law and Economy of the University of Latvia were senators of the Senate of Latvia.  They, just as Vladimirs Bukovskis, classic of civil procedure, combined senator’s work with duties of a professor of a higher educational institution, and thus strengthened connection between science and practice.  

Further, there were lawyers, who may be called friendly troops both by the Supreme Court and the Faculty of Law.  I.Bickovics mentioned names of Kalvis Torgans, Imants Fridrihsons, Rolands Krauze, Uldis Krastins, Jautrite Briede, and other names known to each lawyer.

Greeting of the Supreme Court to the Faculty of Law on its anniversary was entirely personal – Ivars Bickovics and 47present judges of the Supreme Court are alumni of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia. Approximately 70% of assistants to judges of the Supreme Court received bachelor’s or master’s degree at this faculty. Several judges of the Supreme Court at present have been lecturers of the Faculty of Law.  

Not only former and present lecturers, but also partners of the faculty were invited to ceremonial sitting dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the faculty. Several of them were granted special Testimonials of the Dean of the Faculty of Law. Those were (or will be) presented to Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases, Pavels Gruzins, the Head of the Division of Case-law, Sandra Lapina, the Head of the Administration and Rasma Zvejniece, the head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court.

 

  

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211