Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) announces a call for applications for attorneys at law Spīgulis & Kukainis Masters Scholarship for potential masters students of International and European Union Law. The scholarship covers a half of the tuition fee, as well as grants an opportunity of an internship with Spīgulis & Kukainis law firm. The application is open to Latvian residents applying for International and EU Law or Transborder Commercial Law masters programmes for 2015/2016 academic year, who have acquired a bachelor degree in law, demonstrate excellent results in studies and research and will not be employed during their studies.
Attorneys at law Spīgulis & Kukainis Masters Scholarship is the first scholarship offered by RGSL’s Alumni to its current masters students. The scholarship aims to provide financial support to promising RGSL masters students during their studies, as well as to enable that future lawyers become familiar with the legal profession through an internship at one of the most dynamic law firms in Latvia. The first scholarship was awarded in 2014 to International and European Law masters programme student Anastasia Udota. "RGSL offers unique opportunities for professional growth to prospective international law specialists, and it is great that it is supported by RGSL alumni. The scholarship also gives a great sense of achievement, and inspires for new challenges. I encourage prospective students to apply and use advantages of the scholarship," said A. Udota.
Attorneys at law Spīgulis & Kukainis partner, attorney Artūrs Spīgulis: "Taking into account our experience gained during our studies at RGSL, we want to support the brightest students and encourage them to timely focus rather on academic work and research instead of combining their studies with work. We believe that lectures, research work and case studies are an essential part of the academic programme that needs one’s attention and time, so we will award the scholarship to the student who is ready to focus directly on it. In addition, at the end of the academic year we will offer an internship that will link the acquired knowledge to real life, as well as introduce to the daily life of a lawyer under the guidance of experienced colleagues." Attorneys Artūrs Spīgulis and Matīss Dāvis Kukainis met during their studies at RGSL in 2003. Both partners graduated RGSL with a master's degree in International and European Union Law, and seven years ago jointly founded the law firm Spīgulis & Kukainis.
Karina Kulberga, Director of Riga Graduate School of Law, says: "We believe that studies at RGSL prepare young professionals for the challenges of the modern world and successful careers. Although we are a relatively young university with an estimated 800 alumni, we always maintain links with them. We are especially proud and pleased that graduates, appreciating their education obtained at RGSL, are willing to contribute and invest into the further development of RGSL students and the university itself. It should be noted that we are expecting applications from fresh LL.B graduates as well as from mature professionals who want to invest in their education."
Applications will be evaluated in accordance with the RGSL Foundation’s Regulations on the attorneys at law Spīgulis & Kukainis Masters Sholarship (in Latvian)
Attorneys at law Spīgulis & Kukainis (www.ska.lv) is a full service business law firm. Its attorneys are licensed to practice in both the United States and Latvia, and each lawyer has his own area of expertise in order to provide high quality services in every field the law firm specialises in. The law firm always aims at offering quick, professional and creative solutions to its clients. Law Firm “Spīgulis & Kukainis” is the exclusive member of Geneva Group International in Latvia. The Firm also is a long-term partner of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, and the law firm partner Matīss Dāvis Kukainis currently is the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Law Firm Partners Artūrs Spīgulis and Matīss Dāvis Kukainis are highly reputable in legal and business environment. The Law Firm services the industry leaders in such areas as pharmaceuticals, transit, cosmetics, food production, construction, port services, as well as banking services in Latvia and abroad. The Firm has been recognised as a leading firm in The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
Riga Graduate School of Law (www.rgsl.lv) is an internationally recognised law school offering studies in law, diplomacy, business and legal linguistics at bachelor, masters and doctoral programmes. Studies are conducted exclusively in the English language. RGSL motto is “Beyond Borders”: the School offers higher education combining academic knowledge with its application in practice, trespassing traditional borders of disciplines and giving an international perspective to the studies.