Doctor of Science, Tartu University, Estonia, 1970. Doctor of Laws, Moscow State University, 1985. Doctor habilitatus iuris, University Latvia, Riga, 1992.
Diploma (honorary), Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2004.
Lecturer, associate professor Latvia State University, Riga, 1962—1985, dean faculty law, 1976—1979. Professor University Latvia, since 1985, head department civil law, 1991—2005. Judge, senator Supreme Court Latvia, since 2008.
Adviser law commission Parliament of Latvia, Saeima, Riga, 1991—1993.
Member of Latvian Academy of Sciences (Riga).
Married Antra Daudzvarda. 1 child Zane Torgane.