Aaron Alexander Olizarowski as a Professor of Law University of Vilnius Cover Image

Aaron Aleksander Olizarowski profesorem prawa Akademii Wileńskiej
Aaron Alexander Olizarowski as a Professor of Law University of Vilnius

Author(s): Piotr Niczyporuk
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, History of Law, Civil Law, Higher Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Professor of the Law; Roman Law (Civil); Canon Law; Vilnius Academy; Faculty of Law

Summary/Abstract: The professors of law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vilnius were: Simon Dilger, John George Schauer and Aaron Alexander Olizarowski. On the other hand it raises doubts whether, in accordance with the act of foundation, only one chair of civil law (Roman) were established. Undoubtedly, canon law was taught at the two cathedrals. With high probability, Aaron Alexander Olizarowski also taught canon law. However, all indications are that he could take second chair in civil law (Roman) and lectures on this discipline. It is true that Aaron Alexander Olizarowski also promoted a few doctors of canon law, but in this period Vilnius Academy were other specialists who are likely to teach canon law. In addition, he was a layman, which could also be an obstacle to entrust lectures in canon law. In addition, CV, publications and complete education Olizarowski’s indicate that undoubtedly took a second chair in civil law (Roman) and lectured in this discipline. Having a doctorate both laws was adequate preparation to teach this course. Thus, Alexander Olizarowski, educated abroad, was the only lawyer and the right candidate for the role of professor of civil law (Roman) at the University of Vilnius.

  • Issue Year: 14/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 181-206
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish