On 28 June Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) held its 20th graduation. Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia and RGSL faculty and Janis Ikstens, RGSL Acting rector addressed 109 graduated and their guests.
Professor Ziemele talked about the emergence of the universal legal system which is countered by the rise of populism: “You will be entering the workplace that you will choose within an epic struggle of societal forces. I believe that you will each have to make up your minds as to what kind of future you see for the global society. I hope that all the experience and knowledge that you obtained at RGSL will help you in these challenging times which require everyone’s interest and commitment to the maintenance of peace and the protection of human rights.”
This year 69 students graduated from the two Bachelor programmes – Law and Business and Law and Diplomacy. A bachelor diploma with distinction was awarded to Diāna Bukēviča. 13 bachelor students graduated with merit - Annija Apele, Diāna Daukša, Jonas Bruun Eidhammer, Sophia Katharina Gajan, Romāns Gorjunčiks, Līga Gūtmane, Anna Ivanova, Jakovs Kaplans, Georgs Sīlis, Martins Šapovalovs, Marta Tilhena, Roberts Valpīters un Jelizaveta Zavjalova.
This year 40 masters diplomas were awarded. Andris Lazdiņš, Law and Finance student graduated with distinction. Further 17 students graduated with merit: Juan Fuente Bravo, Robert Gatrinnger, Justīne Lība Elferte, Sarma Gintere, Ieva Jankovska, Kate Keita Kārkliņa, Andrejs Nagodkins, Sanda Niedrīte, Gunta Zariņa, Sanda Ziemele, Toms Andersons, Jānis Gavars, Jurgen Klaus, Irina Kostina, Sandis Ružs, Allans Sevišķis un Ieva Začeste.