Juridica was established as a result of international scientific cooperation with the Faculty of Law and Financial Studies of Glasgow University in 1993. While in 1993 only six issues were published, the annual number of issues since 1994 has been ten.
In June 2002 Juridica celebrated its tenth anniversary by organising the first readers’ conference ‘Academic Legal Education in Estonia’. At the conference, professor emeritus John P. Grant, former dean, currently a professor at Lewis & Clark School of Law, recalled in his opening address - the genesis of Juridica represented a further development, in many senses the culmination, of the link between law faculties. It is important for any legal profession to have a journal outlining legal developments and commenting on aspects of the law. Normally, the legal profession undertakes this task for itself, but that was not possible in 1992. To the great credit of the Tartu Law Faculty, it took the lead in establishing a law journal, which, over the years, has done such outstanding service to all those in practice and in the academy (Baltic Yearbook of International Law, Volume 5, 2005, p. 365).
To date, Juridica has become the law journal for the entire community of lawyers in Estonia. Juridica is being published for the twenty first year. Through the years, the content of journal has been contributed to by hundreds of authors. Along with original scientific articles, the journal also publishes commentaries to laws and other texts of a more practical nature. Juridica has provided the first theoretical and practical comments on issues arising in the implementation of many adopted Acts.
The special issues of Juridica in Estonian - Põhiõigused Eesti põhiseaduses (Fundamental Rights in the Estonian Constitution), Sotsiaalhoolekanne kui põhiõigus: Riigi, kohalike omavalitsuste, perekonna ja muude isikute kohustused põhiseaduslike õiguste tagamisel sotsiaalhoolekande valdkonnas (Social Welfare as a Fundamental Right: Duties of the State, Local Governments, Family and Other Persons in Guaranteeing Constitutional Rights in the Sphere of Social Welfare) and Erakonnaõigus (The Political Parties Law) - have been published.
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