Professor Julija Kiršienė is Vice-Rector for Research at Vytautas Magnus University. Also, she is a professor at Department of Private Law. Professor Kirsiene is a selected member of several important public bodies including Judicial Court of Honour, Management Board of European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). She is an expert of Research Council of Lithuania and chairperson of the board of Kaunas Science and Technology Park. Professor Kiršienė is a co-author of several textbooks, and member of editorial boards of two internationally recognised scientific journals. Her research interests contract law, tort law, legal ethics and professionalism, human rights.