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 Transborder Commercial Law

Degree awarded: LL.M in Transborder Commercial Law

Programme duration: 1 year

Study language: English

Official length of the programme in credits: 60 ECTS (40 Latvian credits)

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Director of Masters Programmes
Waleed Gumaa
(in English):




The programme is designed to focus on practical aspects of transborder trade within the European Union and on international conditions framing European Union trade.

Courses cover the following themes:

  • private international and sales law
  • trade aspects of intellectual property rights
  • resolution of international business disputes

A 60 ECTS (40 Latvian credits), one year academic programme is available to individuals with bachelor or masters degree in law or related fields, if basic knowledge in law or corresponding work experience is acquired, obtained in at least four years long studies; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor or masters degree in law or other related fields, if basic knowledge in law or corresponding work experience is acquired.

Accepted proof of English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+
If you have not passed TOEFL or IELTS and you cannot manage to do that by application deadline, do not worry! You can arrange an interview with Waleed Gumaa (waleed.gumaa@rgsl.edu.lv) to test your English proficiency!

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 Transborder Commercial Law.

 Courses Offered

Students have to complete 6 mandatory courses and 2 optional courses 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.

Mandatory courses on offer:

  • International Sales Law
  • European Private International Law
  • The Foundations of Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Comparative Contract & Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Company Law


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