As Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we are announcing the 1st speaker of the Anniversary lecture series – the President of Latvia Egils Levits. President Levits who is also a former Judge at the European Court of Justice, will deliver the lecture “The problem of Russia's international accountability”. The lecture will take place on 20 April at 10:00 at RGSL campus on Strēlnieku 4 k-2.
The RGSL 25th Anniversary lecture series will cover areas of law and business, international law, European Law, European Union, rule of law and constitutionalism, says RGSL Rector Dr. Adam Czarnota.
The next speakers include professor Stefan Auer from Hong Kong University who will speak on the Russian invasion on Ukraine and the limits of EU Europe, Adam Liberman from University New South Wales in Sydney who will discuss the intellectual property, and professor Martin Krygier from University New South Wales in Sydney who will speak on the rule of law.
RGSL was established in 1998 by agreement between the Latvian and Swedish Governments and the Soros Foundation Latvia. RGSL is a specialised law school offering Masters programmes in international public and private law subjects including European law, human rights, international commercial law, EU policy, finance and technology. It also offers two interdisciplinary Bachelor programmes in which law is studied in combination with business and diplomacy. RGSL faculty and students come from over 30 countries, and our graduates work in governmental agencies, legal profession, businesses and international organisations all over the world.
“We worked hard to transform the legal education in Latvia, we have worked very hard to actually transform the legal profession in our region and we have also put Riga on an international map of legal education,” says Jānis Ikstens, Chairman of the RGSL Board. “I believe there are three core values that have helped us to achieve what we are proud of today – namely, ambition, agility and innovation. And I very much hope that, as we grow older, we will not lose these critically important values in the temporary world and we will further strive for excellence for the next 250 years.”