STUDY AT RGSL / Law and Diplomacy Programme Courses

The programmes comprise 180 ECTS credit points, corresponding to 120 Latvian credit points. They  are based on courses in both mandatory and elective fields. Students will be following up to three courses at the same time. In order to ensure a broad choice of subjects, students can choose to follow an additional course when necessary.

Each course lasts six weeks with five class hours a week, to which is added research work on assignments and class preparation. At the end of each course an exam has to be passed. The overall duration of each programme is three years, ending with a Bachelor thesis.

Course materials are freely available in the form of compendia on the RGSL intranet, but can be also acquired in printed format. Reading assignments mainly refer to materials in the compendia, articles in electronic format on the RGSL library portal, as well as books and other printed material available in the RGSL library.

Mandatory courses

Elective courses

European Union Law
Comparative Constitutional and Administrative Law
Philosophy of Law
International Public Law
International Human Rights
EU Policy Making
Internal Market Law
External Relations of the European Union
International Commercial Law
Diplomatic Law
Law of Treaties and International Organisations
Introduction to Latvian Law
Comparative Criminal Law
Comparative Personal, Family and Inheritance Law
Comparative Insurance Law
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Trade Law
Law and Economics
Internal Market Moot Court
European Consumer Law
International Tax Law
International Humanitarian Law
Comparative Contract Law
Comparative Property Law
Competition and State Aid Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Private and Procedural Law
Comparative Company Law
Banking and Securities Law
Comparative Politics
Theory of International Relations
International Organisations
Crisis Management in International Politics
International Security
Foreign Policy Analysis
Political Negotiations Strategy and Tactics
Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Ethics
Project Management
Information Management Systems
Advanced Corporate Social Responsibility
Modern Nation-States and Politics
Public Presentation Skills
Simulation of UN Procedures
Rational Decision Making and the Architecture of Finance
Contemporary World History
Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
Diplomatic Protocol (this year replaced  by:
Advanced Diplomatic Law and Protocol)
Introduction to Diplomacy
History of Law
Modern History of  Central and Eastern Europe
Intercultural Dialogue
World Religions and Dialogue
Economic and Commercial Diplomacy
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
International Trade Theory (this year replaced by: Crisis Economics)
International Monetary Economics
Free Electives
Formal Logics
Social Psychology
Risk Management
Critical Thinking
Introduction to studies
Research Methods
Study Works


Introduction to Marketing
Business Accounting
Corporate Finance
Business Strategy
Management Accounting and Control
Investments and Capital Markets
Applied Business Strategy
Mathematics for Social Sciences
Organisational Behaviour
Statistics for Social Sciences
Mergers and Acquisitions
Organisations and Personal Development
Business Valuation