Teaching Post In Roman Law – Tartu, Estonia

Jobs to teach Roman law come up infrequently, the Blog therefore is delighted to see that our Estonian colleagues at the Univeristy of Tartu are advertising for a Docent (roughly Senior Lecturer) of Legal History to teach  Roman Law and Latin.  See http://www.ut.ee/85786#2

Tartu is a beautiful, largely neoclassical city, a former Hanseatic league town, in an area of complex history.


Reflecting the complex history of the Baltic region, Tartu University was initially founded by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in 1632, closing in 1710. Reopened as the German-language Univeristy of Dorpat in 1802, though the area was under Russian control, it was later Russianised. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tartu

For legal historians the University is notable for the career there of the Göttingen-educated Johann Philipp Gustav von Ewers, the German doyen of Russian legal history (1779-1830).