On 24 September 2021, Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) hosted the 2nd RGSL International Students Research Paper Conference.
“We are witnessing another tradition of RGSL in the making, and I am grateful to Dr. Laura Ratniece for being the driving force behind this event,” said RGSL Acting Rector, Prof. Jānis Ikstens. “In fact, this is the only international conference for law students in Latvia. As RGSL sees itself as outward looking law school and research become increasingly international, we have to strengthen this trend also in the area of student research.”
“The number of papers submitted have increased 6 times in comparison with the last year, as well as a separate panel for doctoral students is added. Also the geography of the participants has expanded – there are participants from Latvia, France, Malta and the Netherlands, while the keynote address comes from Tallinn University of Technology,” said Prof.Ikstens.
The keynote lecture was delivered by prof. Dr. Katrin Nyman-Metcalf from Tallinn University of Technology on “International Efforts Regulating Cyberspace and New Media”. Svitlana Yelanska, Y3 Law and Business Bachelor programme student, discussed the importance of research in moot courts.
The Conference is organised online in four parallel sessions - Law, Law and Business, Law and Diplomacy, as well as Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Social Sciences (the working language of this session is Latvian). The working language of the Conference is English (with an exception indicated above).