Professor of International law, Tartu University
Lauri Malksoo is holder of the chair of international law at the University of Tartu (Estonia).
He received his bachelor degree in law at the University of Tartu in 1998, LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center in 1999 and doctorate at Humboldt University Berlin in 2002. Subsequently, he has been Hauser research scholar at New York University School of Law (2004-2005) and research fellow at Tokyo University (2006-2007).
His doctoral dissertation (M. Nijhoff, 2003) focuses on the international legal status of the three Baltic republics. In his subsequent research projects, he has particularly focused on the history of international legal theory, especially in Russia. He was a member of the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights (2003-2006) and since 2002 also works as a part-time international law adviser of the Chancellor of Justice of the Republic of Estonia.
His main research interest currently is history and theory of international law, in particular aspects of regional fragmentation of international law and the impact of democratization on international law.