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Law and Business

Awarded degree: LL.B in Law and Business
Programme duration: 3 years
Study language: English
Official length of the programme in credits: 180 ECTS credits (120 Latvian credits)
Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per year

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Inese Druviete
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This programme directs itself towards students wishing to work either in a managerial environment, with a clear understanding of legal issues, or in legal practice with a clear understanding of business transactions. However, a clear understanding of interrelations between law and business will also make candidates attractive for many other positions.

Legal issues are dealt with in a comparative and international perspective, with the main focus on the legal environment of the EU and its Member States, as well as that of major trading partners, such as the USA, Russia, and China. The legal component of the programme has a comparative approach, drawing on several legal systems, and together with the elective courses, it covers all main topics found in a competitive law programme.

Business issues are addressed in all fields relevant for successful commercial operations. This includes major areas such as economics, accounting, management, and marketing. Together with legal awareness, this line of courses constitutes a sound basis for developing business strategies and applying them under actual market conditions.

Elective courses include English, French, and German, with a view to terminology that covers law, business, and international relations, to help students achieve a facility for deeper academic and professional work in these languages. Other electives include courses in law and business, with a special focus on inter-relationship between the fields of study as well as practical application.


Courses and description

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

Introduction to Law
Public International Law
European Union Law
Introduction to Latvian Law
Comparative Personal and Family Law
Internal Market Law
Constitutional Law
Comparative Contract Law
International Human Rights Law
Competition and State Aid Law
Law of Treaties
International Private and Procedural Law
Philosophy of Law
Legal Method
External Relations of the European Union
International Commercial Law

History of Law
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
Diplomatic Law
Law of Treaties and International Organisations
Introduction to Business Studies
Business Accounting
Financial Accounting
Risk Management
Business Strategy
Applied Business Strategy
Mathematics for Social Sciences
Organisational Behaviour
Statistics for Social Sciences
Mergers and Acquisitions
Organisations and Personal Development
Business Valuation
Mathematics for Social Sciences
Statistics for Social Sciences
Financial Economics
International Monetary Economics
Free electives
Formal Logics
Social Psychology
Risk Management
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Studies
Research Methods
Advanced Research Methods
Research Papers
Bachelor’s Thesis
Electives Electives
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
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