This year, Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, we will host a conference titled “The Changing Legal Profession: Perspectives on the Future of Legal Education” on 23 May.
During the conference we will give the floor to distinguished academics and professionals to share their views on the transformation of legal profession and education in light of increasing internationalisation, technological development and digitalisation.
Professor Inete Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, RGSL faculty and a former judge at the European Court of Human Rights will elaborate on legal education in a globalised and interdependent world.
We are pleased to announce that Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General of the European Court of Justice and RGSL Honorary Professor, will be addressing the participants of the conference. AG Eleanor Sharpston is one of the most distinguished contemporary lawyers in Europe. Before taking up the post of Advocate General in 2006, she combined a professional career with teaching and research at the University College London and King’s College at the University of Cambridge.
In addition, the conference will give the floor to Professor Tibor Tajti from Central European University. Having taught in the Legal Studies Department and the Business School of the Central European University, Professor Tajti has extensive experience in the interdisciplinary approach to legal education.
14:30 Arrival and coffee, presentation of the publication devoted to the 20th Anniversary of RGSL
15:00 – 15:05 Professor Jānis Ikstens, Acting Rector of RGSL
15:05 – 15:15 Lolita Čigāne, Chairperson, European Affairs Committee of the Saiema
15:15 – 15:25 Normans Penke, Inspector General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
15:25 – 15:30 Professor Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector of the University of Latvia
15:30 – 16:00 Professor Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia and RGSL faculty
Title: Legal Education in a Globalised and Interdependent World
16:00 – 16:30 Professor Tibor Tajti, Central European University
Title: Legal Education and Technology – The Impact of Technology on the Accessibility and the Contents of Law
16:30 – 17:00 Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston, the Court of Justice of the European Union
Title: Litigating before the Court of Justice of the European Union: what is the same … and what is different?
17:00 – 17:30 Questions and answers moderated by Professor Jānis Ikstens
17:30 Reception to mark the 20th Anniversary of RGSL at Hotel Gutenbergs (Doma laukums 1, Riga)
Working language of the conference: English
Contact information: liva.biseniece(abols)rgsl.edu.lv