Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) started its new academic year 2016/2017 on 29 August. Our lecturers and administration are looking forward to the upcoming months! The welcoming speech for this year’s students was given by outgoing Rector George Ulrich and incoming Rector Mel Kenny, who will take over the duties of Rector from 1 September. This year RGSL will have 250 bachelor students and 150 master’s students in total.In addition,doctoral studies on the joint programme implemented by RGSL together with the University of Copenhagen will continue with five students. This year 14 Erasmus students from Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, and Germany are attending full-time studies. As an internationally recognized institution, this year RGSL welcomes 32 bachelor and 26 master programme students from the USA, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Sudan, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, India, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia, Lebanon, Great Britain, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Finland, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany, Sweden and of course Latvia. This year is important for RGSL because in the week of 8 – 10 September, 2016 the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Annual Conference will be held in Riga. The organizers of this year’s conference are RGSL and the Latvian Constitutional Court. Some 400 participants from 40 countries are expected to attend. This is a “first” in Latvia for such an important and prestigious event. On 26 September RGSL will launch the fifth Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for the Eastern Partnership region and Central Asia. The programme is implemented in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is financed from the Latvian national budget in the framework of cooperation development policy; financial support for implementation of the programme is also provided by Sweden, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United States. RGSL will also start the academic year with two public lectures: 1) On 6 September, 2016 at 13:00 lecture “Administrative legal decision making and private law”, presented by Professor Allan Beever. 2) On 9 September, 2016 at 15:00 lecture presented by Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen. An early taste of thenew academic year for RGSL was in the summer with the intensive course “Introduction to Art Law in the Baltic – Nordic States” (11 – 15 July), and the intensive course “Law Firm Management in the Baltic States” presented by attorney at law Girts Ruda. If you have any questions concerning studies at RGSL, please contact us:
- Bachelor programmes – Santa Jastrebova, start(abols)rgsl.edu.lv">start(abols)rgsl.edu.lv.
- Master programmes – Anda Lesiņa, study(abols)rgsl.edu.lv">study(abols)rgsl.edu.lv.
- Doctoral programme – Elīna Stungrevica, doctoralstudies(abols)rgsl.edu.lv">doctoralstudies(abols)rgsl.edu.lv
- Advanced programme – Anete Antoneviča, Advanced(abols)rgsl.edu.lv