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2020-09-02 10:35:01

MRU Law Graduate Vaidilaitė's Master's Thesis One of 2020's Best

latwinners August 31st, 2020, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Law Graduate Greta Vaidilaitė's Master's thesis was recognized as one of the best in 2020, in a competition sponsored by Lithuania's Supreme Court. Her thesis was titled, "Influence of Imperative Norm Changes on Implementation of Contracts." She won 2nd place.

The Supreme Court of Lithuania has been holding the competition for the 5th year in a row.

Vilnius University graduate Paulius Mockevičius was awarded first place writing about Artificial Intelligence and Author's Rights.

Supreme Court Civil Case Division Chairman Sigita Rudėnaitė congratulated those attending the ceremony noting that the Master's Degree thesis competition, during the COVID pandemic, again shows that those that best adapt survive.

"It is wonderful that we are continuing our tradition and a better day and place we could not possibly find because tomorrow is the Day of Education and Knowledge," she said. The Supreme Court of Lithuania is the best place where we can hear from all 3 universities offering law studies, she added.

The event was moderated by Supreme Court Civil Case Division Judge and MRU Law School Assoc. Prof. Dalia Vasarienė who was also the Chairman of the Competition Commission.

"This is an inspiration, a breath of fresh air," she said addressing winners of the competition. "We are happy to see how a new generation envisions one or another legal problem."

"Today we rejoice with you, we respect you and your thesis heads who year after year lead and help students prepare original Master's Degree theses," said Supreme Ct. Judge and Assoc. Prof. Vasarienė.

MRU Law School Dean Lyra Jakulevičienė was on hand noting that the competition allows young people to show how they analyze contemporary, problematic legal questions.

Third place was awarded to Vilnius University law graduate Violeta Mačiulytė who wrote about Criminal responsibility for use of another's trademark.
  
There were 15 Master's theses submitted to the Commission for evaluation in the 2020 competition. Each University selected 5 of the best student theses for presentation to the Commission. Evaluation of the theses was undertaken by a Commission formed from Supreme Court and university representatives.

-Information provided by the Supreme Court of Lithuania