Vytautas Mizaras


Vytautas Mizaras was born in 1974. In 1997, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1998, he obtained a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) (magna cum laude) at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). In 2002, he obtained a PhD in social sciences (in the field of law) and, in 2009, his habilitation procedure was completed. He is the author of various monographs, studies, textbooks, and scientific articles on issues relating to intellectual property, civil law, and family law.

From 1999 to 2001, Vytautas Mizaras was an adviser to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania on issues of civil law and civil procedure law. Between 2002 and 2021, he worked as an advocate and partner. Since 1997, he has been engaged in educational and scientific work at the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University and, since 2009, he has held the position of a professor at this faculty. In 2003–2015, he held the office of the Head of the Department of Private Law of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University and, from 2016 to 2021, he was the Head of the Science Centre of European Private Law and Intellectual Property Law at this faculty. In 2018–2021, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Human Rights Monitoring Institute. From 2016 to 2021, he was the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Lithuania.

Vytautas Mizaras was also a member of the Council of Copyright and Related Rights of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of the Council of State Awards, a member of the Chief Prosecutor Selection Commission, a member of the Notary Certification Examination Commission and the Deputy Chairman of this commission, as well as a member of the Committee on Monitoring the Implementation of the Civil Code. He has been a member of the editorial boards and a peer reviewer of several foreign scientific journals.

In 2015, Vytautas Mizaras was distinguished with the Cross of the Knight of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas and, in 2019, he was awarded the distinction of the Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

He was appointed a justice of the Constitutional Court in May 2021.