Eiríkur Elís Þorláksson, Dean, School of Law

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Law 
Location:Law faculty 
Phone:   Mobile: +(354) 8990193 

Curriculum Vitae

Eiríkur Elís Thorláksson is an associate professor at the Reykjavík University Law faculty wth expertise in Procedural Law, Bankruptcy Law, Private International Law, Commercial Law, Arbitration Law and Public Procurement Law. Cand. jur. from the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland in 2001 and earned his masters degree (LL.M) from King´s College London in 2008.

Eiríkur Elís is a Supreme Court Attorney in Iceland and has litigated over hundred cases before Icelandic Courts. He has been appointed a court specialist in numerous court cases and served as an expert witness in the UK and Sweden. 

He has served as a board member in various companies and associations, among others Stoðir hf. (chairman 2008-2013), Tryggingamiðstöðin hf. and Sailmon Tails ehf. He is a board member of the Nordic Arbitration Center. Manager and later board member of Codex Publishing (chairman 2005-2007). Board member of Lögrétta Law Journal. 

Eiríkur Elís has written various articles in Law Journals. 


 2008 Supreme Court Attorney

2008 LL.M. King´s College London (in International Finance Law)

2002 District Court Attorney

2001 Cand. jur. University of Iceland


2012- Reykjavík University. Assistant Professor

2005-2011. LEX. Partner

2002-2005. Nestor Attorneys. Associate and Partner from 2004

2001-2002. Wasteland Committe. Lawyer

RU teaching record

2021-1L-407-FJA5Private Law V - Project Based Course
2020-3L-302-EMRFCivil Procedure
2020-2L-761-PILAPrivate International Law
2020-2L-830-BALABankruptcy Law
2020-1L-761-PILAPrivate International Law
2019-3L-302-EMRFCivil Procedure
2019-3L-830-BALABankruptcy Law