On 9 October 2014 the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Foundation and the law firm "Spīgulis & Kukainis" signed an agreement on the establishment of an excellence scholarship for the RGSL International and EU Law master students for outstanding academic performance and research activity. The scholarship amounts to 1,250 euros and will be applied to supplement the student's tuition fee. The Scholarship recipient will also have an opportunity of an internship with the firm. The scholarship aims to provide financial support to bright and promising RGSL masters students as well as to enable future lawyers to get familiar with the legal profession by working in one of the most dynamic law firms in Latvia.
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. Artūrs Spīgulis and Matīss Dāvis Kukainis established the first alumni scholarship, offering also an opportunity of internship at their office, thus providing an extra motivation and satisfaction with the achievements to the current RGSL students. We are very pleased with this cooperation with our graduates, and we hope that RGSL students will appreciate it."
Attorneys at Law "Spīgulis & Kukainis" partner, attorney Artūrs Spīgulis: "We highly appreciate the modern approach to international and European law studies provided by RGSL, as well as the opportunity to study in the English language, the lectures delivered by local faculty and guest lecturers from all over the world. Our own personal experience of jointly establishing a law firm proves not only the quality of education at RGSL, but also the collaboration and growth-driven environment. We want to contribute to and support the brightest students who, quite possibly, will become our 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 six years ago jointly founded the law firm "Spīgulis & Kukainis".
Law Firm “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. RGSL motto is “Beyond Borders": the School offers higher education combining academic knowledge with its application in practice, reaching beyond traditional borders of disciplines and giving an international perspective to the studies.