Legal Scholar and Researcher in IT Law
Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva received her Doctorate in Law (JSD) from Yale Law School. She is the Founder of the IT Law Research and Study Program at the University of Tartu and one of the most recognized representatives of this field in Estonia. She leads the law and economics track in the European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) and has a long experience in teaching moral and legal philosophy from Yale University. During her recent post-doctoral research at the European University Institute in Florence, Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and FGV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil she has primarily focused on issues related to technology law, legal philosophy, and law & economics. In the latest papers, she discusses, under what conditions it is possible to create new markets with smart contracts; how trust plays a key role in differentiating contractual relationships; how law can be an embodiment of justice as well as a tool for achieving wellbeing at the same time; and what the fact that we live amid competing normative systems means for our obligations towards each other. Eenmaa-Dimitrieva has also worked as a lawyer at the European Parliament and the UN Security Council, and published papers in international law.