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On Tuesday, 1 June, Professor Aigars Pētersons, the Rector of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU), welcomed Jānis Grasis as the newly elected Dean of the Faculty of Law. He also expressed his thanks and gratitude to Prof. Andrejs Vilks who lead the Faculty of Law for many years.

andrejs_vilks.jpgProf. (Dr. iur.) Andrejs Vilks

Prof. Vilks has worked at RSU since 1998. He was one of the founders of the social sciences programmes at RSU and headed the RSU Faculty of European Studies, the RSU Institute of Law and the Faculty of Law. He has also been the President of the RSU Senate.

janis_grasis.jpgDr. iur. Jānis Grasis

Jānis Grasis has worked at RSU since 2000. He has led the Law study direction with great success and was the Vice-Dean of the RSU Faculty of Law from 2013. On 18 May this year, the RSU Senate unanimously approved Dr. iur. Jānis Grasis as the new Dean of the Faculty of Law.

avilks_apetersons_jgrasis.jpgFrom the left: Andrejs Vilks, Aigars Pētersons and Jānis Grasis

Prof. Pētersons congratulated Grasis on his new position and expressed his gratitude to the previous Dean:

‘I would like to thank Prof. Vilks for his outstanding contribution to developing the study process and research capabilities of the RSU Faculty of Law and heartily congratulate Jānis Grasis and wish him good luck in his new position!’