Laura Kadile is Doctor of Science in Law (Ph.D.) and researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Latvia.

To date, L.Kadile has gained her experience in legal practice while working for an office of sworn advocates in fields of civil, commercial and administrative law, giving lectures and seminars to the students – future lawyers, doctors.

L.Kadile takes an active part in international mobility programs, scientific conferences at the national and international level, as well as prepares and publishes scientific papers. Recent publications cover the legal capacity to act and decision making capacity in Latvian patients’ rights law, the role of the expression of will in legal transactions. Her research activities involve the development of a new legal doctrine in Latvia for fuller protection of patients with limited decision-making capacity.

Laura Kadile has received several scholarships and awards for her research:

1) Timermanis Scholarship for Competitiveness Research in Social Sciences in the 2019/2020 academic year;

2) University of Latvia Student scientific conference "Mundus et" Scholarship in the 2020/2021 academic year;

3) French Institute in Latvia High-Level Scientific Practice Scholarship in the October-November 2021;

4) Strengthening of the capacity of doctoral studies at the University of Latvia within the framework of the new doctoral model”, identification No. Scholarship in the 2021/2022 academic year.

In this project, Laura is involved in the development of a study on the existing regulation for the protection of rights of patients with limited capacity and the practice of their application. She researches the common legal issues of the rights of patients with a limited capacity not only in Latvian healthcare institutions but also in Europewide and internationally.