Author Guidelines

Authors writing for the “Journal of the University of Latvia. Law” are recommended to follow these formatting guidelines. “Journal of the University of Latvia. Law” is an open access double blind peer-reviewed scientific journal. All submitted papers must be original and written in English. The manuscript must be submitted as a MS Word document.

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Manuscript should be written in ‘standard’ font, preferably 12-point Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri. Authors may use headings and subheadings.

Line spacing should be 1,5 throughout the text.


The content of the manuscript should be organized as follows:

  • Title,
  • Abstract,
  • Keywords,
  • Text,
  • Summary,
  • References.

Submitted paper should not exceed 20 000 – 40 000 characters.


Title page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, information about the author (author’s name, university, faculty, department, e-mail), followed by abstract and keywords.

Sustainable Higher Education as a Challenge for Latvia: Impact of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia

Dr. iur. Anita Rodiņa
Faculty of Law, University of Latvia
Assoc. Prof. at the State Law Department

Abstract (text)

Keywords: higher education, Constitutional Court, normative regulation, labour agreement


After title, please provide an abstract (no more than 250 words). Abstract should briefly and comprehensively summarise the contents of the paper it precedes.


Please include 4 to 8 keywords related to the paper.



Summary should reflect the main findings and present the key conclusions. Summary should not exceed 800 words.


(Including books, articles, electronic books, Internet sources)

Format: Author, A. A. (in italic), Title of work: in sentence-case, meaning only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized; applies also to subtitle; Location: Publisher, Year of publication

Altbach, P. G. The Past, Present, and Future of the Research University. In: Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World-Class Research Universities, Altbach, P. G., Salmi, J. (eds.). World Bank Publications: 2011, pp. 39–45.

Raulea, A. S., Oprean C., Titu, M. A. The Role of Universities in the Knowledge Based Society. International conference “Knowledge-Based Organization”, Vol. 22, issue 1, 2016, p. 229.

Sterling, S.  et al. (ed.). The Sustainable University: Progress and Prospects. Routledge: 2013. Available: ProQuest Ebook Central, action?docID=1125266 [last viewed 23.03.2020].

Velazquez, L., Munguia, N., Platt, A., Taddei, J. Sustainable university: what can be the matter? Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 14, issues 9–11, 2006, p. 812. Available: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2005.12.008 [last viewed 24.03.2020].

Normative Acts

Augstskolu likums [Law on Higher Education Institutions] (02.11.1995), Art. 37. Available: https://likumi. lv/doc.php?id=37967 [last viewed 24.03.2020].

Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. OV, L 303, 02.12.2000, pp. 0016–0022. Available: https://eur-lex.

Latvijas Republikas Satversme [The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia] (15.02.1922). Available: [last viewed 23.03.2020]

Case Law and other sources

Judgement of 10 November 2005 of the European Court of Human Rights in case Leyla Şahin v.  Turkey, No. 44774/98, para. 136. Available: [last viewed 23.03.2020].

Judgement of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia of 3 May 2011 in case No. 2010-54-03, para. 12.1.1. Latvijas Vēstnesis, No. 70 (4468), 06.05.2011.

Judgement of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia of 24 February 2011 in case No. 2010-48-03, para. 6.1. Available: [last viewed 23.03.2020]

Harvard University Sustainability Plan. Available: [last viewed 20.03.2020].

Valsts prezidenta Egila Levita uzruna Latvijas Universitātes Juridiskās fakultātes 100-gades pasākumā [Address by President of Latvia Egils Levits at the 100th anniversary of the University of Latvia, Faculty of Law]. Available: [last viewed 25.03.2020].