Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) was founded in 1998. Today, it is a top tier law school offering Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral interdisciplinary studies in law, business, finance, policy, international relations and diplomacy. RGSL offers legal education in English to students from all over the world. Studying at RGSL offers a unique blend of the global and the local in the sense that the quality of teaching is at the top international level while the attention and care given to students is very much local and individual.
Located in the heart of Riga’s Art Nouveau District, at the centre of the Baltic region, RGSL aims to provide a strong academic education within the context of an ever-changing and interconnected real world.
The two Bachelor programmes, launched in 2010, focus on Law and Business or Law and Diplomacy. The Masters programmes focus on Law and Finance, European and International Law, with specialised degrees in Public International Law and Human Rights, Transborder Commercial Law, and European Union Law and Policy. Similarly, the Doctoral programme, launched in 2013 and offered in partnership with the University of Copenhagen, covers topics in several disciplines and combines research, instruction and other practical activities towards completion of doctoral research.
The RGSL faculty represents academic excellence, but also practical experience. Our resident and guest faculty members are both academics and practitioners drawn from leading academic institutions throughout the world, from the EU and other international institutions, as well as from major law firms and international companies.
The RGSL has become an important centre for hosting events that promote academic and research discourse in the areas of rule of law, democracy and human rights.