The Law Institute of Lithuania is a research establishment, founded in 1991 by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania seeking to coordinate the reform of the legal system and law institutions, to combine it with the economic and social reorganization carried in the country. The founder of the Institute is the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania.
By Resolution No. 1495 “On the establishment of the Law Institute of Lithuania” of 5 December 2012, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania amended Resolution No. 484 “On the establishment of the Law Institute” of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 23 November 1991, whereby it passed a decision to reorganise the then functioning state science institution Law Institute and establish the state research institute, i.e. the Law Institute of Lithuania.