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JURIDICA INTERNATIONAL. LAW REVIEW.
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU (1632)

Kull, Irene

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Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • Common European Sales Law – New Instrument in European Contract Law, Juridica Abstract, 2013, No. 3, pp. 151-162
  • Students of the University of Tartu Law Faculty in the Summer School of European Private Law in Salzburg, Juridica Abstract, 2011, No. 10, pp. 787-789
  • Strong and Weak Binding Nature of Sources of Estonian Civil Law as a Basis for the System of Sources, Juridica Abstract, 2010, No. 7, pp. 463-472
  • The Influence of Decisions of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court on Legislation, Juridica Abstract, 2009, No. 8, pp. 555-569
  • Notification Obligation in the Context of the Law of Obligations Act, Juridica Abstract, 2003, No. 4, pp. 213-224
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 2003, No. 4, pp. 211-211
  • Lex mercatoria – a Possibility to Create a Global Legal System?, Juridica Abstract, 2002, No. 1, pp. 58-68
  • Ensuring the Performance of Obligations by Independent Guarantees, Juridica Abstract, 2001, No. 10, pp. 707-722
  • Corruption and Liability in Civil Law, Juridica Abstract, 2000, No. 8, pp. 524-528
  • Development of the Law of Obligations through Court Practice, Juridica Abstract, 1999, No. 9, pp. 444-448
  • Theoretical and Practical Issues Concerning the Legal Meaning of Guarantee and Surety, Juridica Abstract, 1999, No. 1, pp. 15-21
  • Introduction to the Problem: Precontractual Liability, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 9, pp. 214-215

Job

  • Professor of Civil Law, University of Tartu
    Head, Department of Private Law, University of Tartu

Personal data

  • Born: May 6, 1961, Viljandi
    E-mail: irene.kull@ut.ee

Education

  • Doctor iuris, University of Tartu, 2002
  • Magister iuris, University of Tartu, 1996 (cum laude)
  • Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1984 (cum laude)

Career

  • Representative of the National Committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law, 2010–current
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Eesti Pank, 2009–current
  • Head of the Independent Appeals Committee, University of Tartu, 2009–current
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Centre of Baltic Studies, University of Tartu, 2009–current
  • Project Manager, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2009–2011
  • Estonian National Culture Foundation, Affiliated Foundation Raidla & Partners, Member of the Administrative Councel, 2007–current
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Faculty of Law, 2006–current  
  • Head of the Chair of Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2006–current
  • Holder of the Chair of Contract Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2004–2006
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law University of Tartu, 2003-2008 
  • Counsellor to the Civil Chamber, Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia, 2000–current
  • Consultant to the Civil Chamber, Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia, 1997–2000
  • Holder of the Chair of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1996–1999
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1985–2003

Main areas of research

  • Harmonization of European Private and Contract Law; Legal Transplants, Theory of Legal Borrowing, Harmonization of International and National Business Law and European Consumer Law

Grants and projects

  • Project `Estonian Legal Space in Global Legal Space´, University of Tartu, 2006–2011  
  • ESF grant `New Lex Mercatoria and the Codification of Global Commercial Law: Theoretical Problems and Legal Practice in the Context of Development of Estonian Commercial Law´, University of Tartu, Holder of the Grant, 2006-2009     

Professional activity and membership

  • Member of the EC Expert Group on a Common Frame of Reference in the Area of European Contract Law, 2010-2012
  • Founding Member of Academy for European Private Law (Salzburg), 2009-current
  • Member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, 2008–current
  • Member of the Society of European Contract Law, 2006–current
  • Member of the Joint Network on European Private Law, a Network of Excellence, European Commission under the EU Sixth Framework Programme for Research, 2005–2009
  • Member of the ECTIL Research Group on Liability for GMO, prof. Koch, 2005-2006   
  • Advisor on the Study Group on European Civil Code (SGECC), 2004–2008
  • Advisor of Working Team on Donation Contracts
  • Advisor of the Working Team on Rental of Moveable Property
  • Advisor of the Working Team on Trust
  • Founding Member of the Law Philosophy Society of Estonia, 1999–current
  • Member of the Council of the University of Tartu, 1998–1999
  • Member of the Council of the Faculty of Law
  • Member of the Estonian Academic Law Society, EAÕS  (from 2010 Vice President), 1995–current

Studies abroad

  • University of Münster, Scholarship from Foundation of H. Heinz, Prof. R. Schulze, 2004, 2006, 2009
  • University of Bremen, ZERP, Scholarship of the M. Curie Foundation (Unfair suretyship), 2007
  • University of Münster, Scholarship from Foundation of H. Heinz, 2006
  • University of Konstanz, 2003, 2001
  • University of Potsdam, 2002
  • University of Freiburg, 2002

Honours/Awards

  • Honour Badge of the University of Tartu, 2008
  • Letter of Gratitude of Ministry of Justice for the participation in the Process of Law Reform of Estonia, 2002

Teaching practice

  • General Part of Law of Obligations
  • General Part of Civil Law
  • Estonian Private Law - Law in Transition
  • International Sales Law
  • European Contract Law
  • 2 doctoral dissertations, 6 master papers (LLM)

Publications

  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi, K. Saare. General Part of the Civil Law. Tallinn: Juura, 2012, 376 p. (in Estonian).
  • I. Kull, J. Lahe. Report. Estonia. In: H. Koziol, B.C. Steininger (Eds.). Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook. European Tort Law 2010. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2011.
  • I. Kull. The Estonian Law of Prescription, PECL and Unidroit Principles. In: Verjährungsrecht in Europa-zwischen Bewährung und Reform: Verjährungsrecht in Europa-zwischen Bewährung und Reform, Würzburg, 8.-9.05.2009. (Eds.) Oliver Remien. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011, pp. 125-141.
  • I. Kull. Estonia and Its New Civil Code. In: Finding the Law: Mirco States and Small Jurisdictions. Freedoms and challenges of working in a small jurisdiction: Finding the Law: Mirco States and Small Jurisdictions. Freedoms and challenges of working in a small jurisdiction; University of the Netherlands Antilles, Curacao; 5.02.-7.02.2009. (Eds.) V. Heutger, B. D. van der Velden. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2011, pp. 83-99.
  • I. Kull. Estonia. S. Weatherill, A.C. Ciacchi (Eds.). Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe. The Case of Personal Suretyships. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 179-206.
  • I. Kull, M. Torga. Transplants in Estonian Contract Law in the Context of European Commercial Law. Kull, Irene (Ed.). Development of Estonian Contract and Company Law in the Context of Harmonized EU Law. Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2010, pp. 43-73.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. General Part of the Civil Code Act. Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2010, 558 p. (in Estonian).
  • I. Kull. The Law of Business Contracts in Transition: an Estonian model. In: Business Law in Transition A Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe. Reports of the ISDC Colloquium (3 July 2008): Business Law in Transition: a Comparative Perspective on Eastern Europe, Lausanne, 3. July 2008. (Eds.) E. Lein, J. Skala, U. L. Heckendorn. Zürich: Schuthess Verlag, 2010, pp. 89-104.
  • I. Kull. Direct Producers' Liability and the Seller's Right of Redress in Estonia. In: M. Ebers, A. Janssen, O. Meyer. (Eds.). European Perspectives on Producers' Liability. Direct Producers' Liability for Non-conformity and the Sellers' Right of Redress. München, Sellier, 2009, pp. 275–293.
  • I. Kull, J. Lahe. Report. Estonia. In: H. Koziol, B.C. Steininger (Eds.)Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook. European Tort Law. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2008, pp. 240–255.
  • I. Kull. Civil Law Consequences of Corruption in Estonia. In: O. Meyer (Ed.) The Civil Law Consequences of Corruption. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009, pp. 165–182.
  • E. Ferrante, N. Hoekx, M.J. Doris, T. Katsas, C. Kindler, I. Kull, S. Marco Colino,  S. Navas Navarro, S. Sendmeyer. BGH, Urteil vom 15.12.2005, BGHZ 165, 276 ff . BGH, Urteil vom 22.11.2007, BGHZ 174, 255 ff. Schadensersatz wegen Verletzung einer Spielbank-Sperre. European Review of Private Law, 2009, 17(3), pp. 377-451.
  • I. Kull, P. Varul. Concept of Change of Circumstances in the Harmonized European Contract Law. Tidskrift, utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland, Helsinki University, 2009, pp. 383-399.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. Law of Obligations Act III (§§ 619-916 and 1005-1067). Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2009, pp. 489-533. (in Estonian).
  • I. Kull, J. Lahe. Report. Estonia. In: H. Koziol, B.C. Steininger (Eds.)Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook. European Tort Law 2007. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2008, pp. 240–255.
  • I. Kull, J. Lahe. Report. Estonia. In: Koziol, H.; Steininger, B.C. (Eds.). Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook. European Tort Law 2007. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2008, pp. 255-268.
  • I. Kull. Estonian Comments to the Decision of BGH from 10.05.2006 - XII ZR 124/02 (OLG Rostock). European Review of Private Law, 1, 2008, pp. 137-142.
  • I. Kull, V. Kõve. Economic Loss Caused by GMOs in Estonia. In: Koch, B. A. (Eds.). Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms. Liability and Redress for the Adventitious Presence of GMOs in NON-GM Grops. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2008.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. Law of Obligations Act II (§§ 208–618). Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2007, pp. 115-143. (in Estonian).
  • I. Kull, J. Lahe. Report. Estonia. In: H. Koziol, B.C. Steininger (Eds.). European Tort Law 2006. Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2007, pp. 178-190.
  • I. Kull, J. Lahe. Report. Estonia. In: Koziol, H.; Steininger, B.C. (Ed.). European Tort Law 2005. Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook. Wien: Springer-Verlag Wien, 2006, pp. 255-268.
  • P. Varul, I. Kull, V. Kõve, M. Käerdi. Law of Obligations Act I (§§ 1–207). Commented Edition. Tallinn: Juura, 2006, pp. 1-20, 24-167, 299-305, 415-434, 532, 676-681. (in Estonian).
  • I. Kull, M. Käerdi, V. Kõve. Law of Obligations I. General Part. Tallinn: Juura, 2004. (in Estonian).

Languages

  • Estonian (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Fair)
  • Russian (Good)


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