On 13 January 2015 partner at law firm "Spīgulis & Kukainis", alumnus of RGSL Matīss Dāvis Kukainis awarded an excellence award to a European and International law professional masters programme's student Anastasija Udota for excellent academic results. The scholarship will cover one half of the scholarship recipient’s tuition fee for the spring semester. The Scholarship recipient will also have an opportunity of an internship with the firm.
A.Udota graduated from RGSL Law and Business bachelor programme in 2014. She continues studies at RGSL in professional masters programme that leads to the Latvian lawyer certificate.
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. This is the first RGSL Excellence Scholarship established by its Alumni.
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 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.