Prof. Tanel Kerikmäe is a well-known international lawyer and EU scholar who received his academic degrees in law and political science & governance from Tartu, Tallinn, Helsinki and educated himself also in Oxford, EUI, Turku, Cambridge, Strassbourg and Edinbburgh. He serves also as a director of TalTech Law School.
Tanel is a board member of several high-ranked law journals (such as Baltic Yearbook of International Law), chief-editor of TalTech Journal of European Studies and an author of more than 150 articles and publications e.g. published by Ashgate, Martinus Nijhoff, Kluwer, Cambridge Press, Peter Lang, Lexis Nexis, Springer etc. He has been teaching in Nagoya university, Luzern university and RGSL and was invited speaker for high level forums in Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing, Budapest, Auckland, Meddelín, Phnom Penh and elsewhere. Tanel is elected foreign member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine and awarded with the titles of Doctor Honoris Causa at Jaroslav Mudryi National Law University and honorary professor at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law.
Tanel Kerikmäe has been active as an expert related to legislative drafting, legal analysis and institutional reforms for public and private institutions, international organizations (UNESCO, WHO, EU institutions, ICF, Deloitte, Valdani Vicari & Associati, Sparks Legal Networks, Bolt. He has been EU key expert in Central Asia as a head of the component of constitutional law and has been involved to several law&tech related initiatives and development projects such as being a head of the research group preparing the legal strategy for Artificial Intelligence for Government Office. He has received letters of appreciation for cooperation by various institutions such as Estonian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, The European Law Students Association , Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership, International Association of Law Schools, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.