Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Bachelor programmes graduates – the Class of 2020 – received their diplomas in a small ceremony in the school yard, restrictions permitting.
During the ceremony the diplomas were presented by Ieva Rācenāja and RGSL Bachelor programmes Director Laura Ratniece. Graduates speeches were given by Elizabete Lasmane and Edgars Poga. The event was led by Master of Ceremony Valdis Melderis, who also read a letter of congratulations by RGSL Rector Dr. Pietro Sullo.
“This is a very important day, not only for you, but for the entire RGSL family. An important day because you have worked hard for three years towards this moment, three years full of learning opportunities, important experiences, obstacles, which you managed to overcome. The final rush was particular challenging for you, your families, and also for RGSL staff. We all have managed to face the recent challenges posited by the pandemic which has affected the entire world and adapt to new teaching and learning scenarios. My deep gratitude goes to you, 2020 graduates, who have showed tenacity, flexibility and maturity also in the difficult hour. These skills will be very useful also in your future professional career. My thankfulness goes also to the RGSL staff, who has worked hard to allow that this academic year could end smoothly,” said Dr. Sullo. “Best wishes and always ad maiora!” Read the Rector’s speech in full here.
RGSL Director Ieva Rācenāja also congratulated the graduates. “We are sad to let you go, we will definitely miss you. But most importantly – we are extremely proud of you. Of what you have achieved so far and what you will achieve in days to come. And I am pleased to think that RGSL has been a driver behind at least some of your future success.”
We are particularly proud of those 13 graduates who have received bachelor diploma with merit. In Law and Business programme: Agne Čākure, Lena Viola Karjalainen, Elīna Krūze, Elizabete Lasmane. In Law and Diplomacy programme: Gabriela Fomina, Edvarts Pauls Indārs, Linda Ingeborga Kronberga, Kalvis Logins, Elīna Paeglīte, Edgars Poga, Ilze Elizabete Strazda, Jānis Arturs Svarinskis, Anna Elga Ščipčinska.
You can see the video record from the ceremony here.
Photos from the graduation are available here.
Congratulations and the best luck with your future careers!