Anepaio, Toomas


Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • Joint Property: A Remnant from the Soviet Past?, Juridica Abstract, 2002, No.3, pp. 193-201
  • Legal Reform in the 19th Century, Juridica Abstract, 1997, No.10, pp. 490-496
  • From the Sale of Horses to Ownership Eeform, Juridica Abstract, 1997, No.6, pp. 288-294
  • Dear Reader, Juridica Abstract, 1994, No. 5, p. 101


  • Lecturer of Legal History, University of Tartu

Personal data

  • Born: November 12, 1964, Haapsalu
  • E-mail: toomas.anepaio@ut.ee


  • Doctoral Student, University of Tartu, 1996–2000
  • Magister iuris, University of Tartu, 1994
  • Master Student, University of Tartu, 1991–1993
  • Faculty of History, University of Tartu, 1991


  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 1993–current
  • Archivist, Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia, 1993
  • Assistant Researcher, 1991

Main areas of research

  • Legal History of Estonia, Contemporary Legal History, History of Justice and Civil Service, Legal Reform of 19th Century

Grants and projects

  • The Estonian Science Foundation (ETF) target financing on the topic: Main Problems in the Drafting and Developing of the Estonian Private Law. With 12 team members, 1996–2000
  • Open Estonia Foundation (OEF) grant for project Creation of Training Database for Jurists. With 3 team members, 1995–1996

Professional activity and membership

  • Founding Member of the Law Philosophy Society of Estonia, 1999–current
  • Estonian Learned Society

Participation in scientific conferences and seminars

  • Baltic States and Societies in Transition: Continuity and Change. 4th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe: Die Möglichkeit der juristischen Zeitgeschichte in Estland, Tartu, Estonia, June 27–30, 2001
  • Seventh Conference on Modern Estonian History. Estonia in the Context of European History (19th and 20th Centuries): Impact of the 1920 Constitution on the Development of Estonian Private Law, Tallinn, Estonia, June 20–21, 2001
  • First Scientific Congress of the Russian Society of Legal History: Реформа юстиции 1889. года и «Свод гражданских узаконений губерний прибалтийских» , Samara, Russia, May 14–15, 2001
  • Geschichte und Perspektiven des Rechts im Ostseeraum. Rechtshistorikertag des Ostseeraumes: Die Justizreform von 1889 in den Ostseeprovinzen und das Baltische Privatrecht: die gegenseitige Beeinflussung, Kiel, Germany, March 8–12, 2000
  • Sixth Conference on Modern Estonian History. Estonia at the Historical Turning Points (19th and 20th Centuries): Politics, Culture, Economics and Society: Different Levels of Legal Continuity, Tallinn, June 14–15, 1999
  • 4. Baltischen Studientage: Die Justizreform in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts in den Ostseeprovinzen – Russifizierung oder Modernisierung, Bad Homburg/Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 10–12, 1997
  • Fifth Conference on Modern Estonian History: Estonia – St. Petersburg –Europe. Estonian Jurists’ Path to Europe (the Last Quarter of the 19th Century – 1940), co-author. Problem of Distinguishing Between Estonia and the External World in Jurisprudence in the University of Tartu in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Differences and Similarities, Tallinn, Estonia, June 17–18, 1997
  • Lawyers in the Baltic Sea Region – History of Education and Profession. History and Modern Day: Die Justizreform von 1866–1889 in den Ostsee–Gouvernements, co–author, Entwicklungstendenzen des Berufs von Juristen in Estland im 19.–20.Jh., Tartu, Estonia, January 30 – February 2, 1997

Studies abroad

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Deutsche Rechtsgeschichte, Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin , October, 1997–September, 1998

Teaching practice

  • Comparative History of Legal Systems, 1998
  • Legal History of Europe
  • Legal History of East Europe
  • History of Legal Institutions of the Republic of Estonia


  • T. Anepaio. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia. – The History of the Supreme Courts of Europe and the Development of Human Rights (Eds.) P. P. Solt, J. Zanathy, T. Zinner. Budapest, 2000, pp. 109–120.
  • T. Anepaio. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia. – The Supreme Court. Selected Judgements 1920–1940. Tartu 1999, pp. 7–22 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. On History of the Jurists’ Days. – Yearbook of the Estonian Academic Law Society. 1996–1998, Tartu, EAÕS, 1999, pp. 104–125 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. On the Border of Two Worlds. Possible Watersheds in Estonian Legal History and Studies Thereof. – Ajalooline Ajakiri (Historical Abstract), 1998, 3(102), pp. 5–16 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. On Court Archives of Soviet Estonia. Path Finding. Materials of the seminars on recent history held on December 14th, 1996 in Tartu and March 18th, 1997 in Tallinn. – Kistler-Ritso Estonian Foundation, The Research of the Soviet Era Centre (S-Centre), The Estonian National Archive. Tallinn 1998, pp. 33–39 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. Die Justizreform in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts in den Ostseeprovinzen – Russifizierung oder Modernisierung? – Acta Baltica: Liber Annalis Instituti Baltici, Bd. XXXV, Königstein: Institutum Balticum des Albertus-Magnus-Kolleg , 1997, S. 257–272.
  • T. Anepaio. Unknown Court. – On the Ways of Development of Estonian Criminal Law. Compilation of Articles. Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Ilmar Rebane. Tartu: Lawyers Training Centre, 1997, pp. 81–88 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. Estonian Judges. – Academic Education in Law and Complementary Training of Lawyers. Tartu: Lawyers Training Centre, 1996, pp. 112–152 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. Estonian Courts during the War of Independence. Estonian Academic Law Society in 1991–1992. Yearbook, EAÕS, Tartu 1995, pp. 59–66 (in Estonian).
  • T. Anepaio. Development of the Republic of Estonia Courts Administration. – Kleio, 1994, No. 9, pp. 25–28.
  • T. Anepaio, P. Järvelaid. Current Situation in Studying the History of Estonian Jurisprudence. I Kleio, 1991, No. 3, pp. 66–73 (in Estonian).


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