Sanita Osipova

Vice-President of the Constitutional Court
Prof., Dr. iur.

Sanita Osipova was born on 26 September 1968.

In 1991, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, and in 1998 she obtained a doctor’s degree at the same University by presenting her thesis “The Rights of the Luebeck City and Influence thereof on the Cities of Hanseatic League”. From 1991 to 2001, Sanita Osipova worked at the Department of Theory of Law and Political Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia as an assistant and a lecturer up to 1998, and further as an associate professor. From 1998 to 1999, she administered the work of the Department of Law at the School of Business Administration “Turība”. From 1999 to 2001, she was the Dean and an associate professor of the Faculty of Law of the School of Business Administration “Turība”. From 2001 up to her appointment as a Justice of the Constitutional Court, Sanita Osipova was the Head of the Department of Theory of Law and History of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia. In 2006, Sanita Osipova was elected a professor of the University of Latvia.

Sanita Osipova has carried out scientific research and presented reports at international scientific conferences on a number of topics, as well as translated books. As a guest lecturer and a guest scientist, she worked at the Wilhelm Westphal University in Muenster.

Sanita Osipova is the author of more than 40 publications on theory and history of law, as well as on issues of sociology of law. Likewise, Sanita Osipova has taken an active part and led different projects of law, as well as scientific, academic and professional committees.

In July 2011, Sanita Osipova was appointed to the office of a Justice of the Constitutional Court. On 16 May 2017, was elected Vice-President of the Constitutional Court.