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Law and Finance

Degree awarded: LL.M in Law and Finance

Programme duration: 1 year or 2 years

Study language: English

Official length of the programme in credits: 60 ECTS (40 Latvian credits), one year academic programme, or 120 ECTS (80 Latvian credits), two year academic programme

With Europe and the rest of the World reeling from economic uncertainty, rapid development and growth in areas such as the regulatory environment and the financial sector are leading to an explosion in transactions across all private and public sectors.

The LL.M in Law and Finance aims to address these challenges by arming both law specialists and finance specialists with relevant knowledge in both areas to facilitate mutual understanding and – eventually – improved structuring and assessment of opportunities and transactions.

Courses cover the following themes:

  • economics and finance
  • commercial and company law
  • monetary policy and financial management

A 60 ECTS (40 Latvian credits), one year academic programme is available to individuals with bachelor or masters degree in law, economics, finance, management or related fields, obtained in at least four years long studies, second level professional higher education, professional bachelor or masters degree in law, economics, finance, management or related fields.

A 120 ECTS (80 Latvian credits), two year academic programme is available to individuals with bachelor or masters degree in law, economics, finance, management or related fields, obtained in at least three years long studies, bachelor or masters degree in law, economics, finance, management or related fields.

Accepted proof of English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 69+ or TOEFL paper based test 525+

Programme Structure

The one year master’s programme consists of 30 ECTS (20 Latvian credits) of theoretical study with an interaction between law and other disciplines emphasised within each course track and 30 ECTS (20 Latvian credits) devoted to thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a master’s degree (LL.M) in Law and Finance.

The two year academic master’s programme consists of 90 ECTS (60 Latvian credits) of theoretical study and 30 ECTS (20 Latvian credits) devoted to thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a Master’s degree (LL.M) in Law and Finance.

Courses Offered

Students have to complete 7 mandatory courses and 1 optional course chosen either from the tracks of Transborder Commercial Law, Public International Law and Human Rights or European Union Law and Policy, and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme, if they have chosen the one year programme.

Alternatively students have to complete 20 substantive courses, in addition to the mandatory courses, and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme if students have chosen to follow a two year programme.

Mandatory courses on offer:

  • Micro & Macro Economics
  • Monetary Policy
  • Finance
  • International Financial Management
  • Comparative Contract & Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Company Law

 

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