Programmes
LL.B

Law and Diplomacy

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Law and Diplomacy (LL.B)
Programme duration
3 years
Study language
English
Credits
183 ECTS
Study form
Full time
Tuition fee
3500 EUR per year
Accredited until
30 June 2021

Programme details

Programme structure

The programmes comprise 183 ECTS credit points. They  are based on courses in both mandatory and elective fields. Students will be following up to three courses at the same time.

Each course lasts six weeks with 3-5 class hours per week, plus research work on assignments and preparation for classes. 

Each course concludes with an exam, while the programme concludes with a thesis. 

The overall duration of each programme is three years.

 

Courses

List of programme courses in the academic year 2019/2020  

Course materials are freely available in the form of compendia on the RGSL intranet. Reading assignments mainly refer to materials in the compendia, articles in electronic format on the RGSL library portal, as well as books and other printed material available in the RGSL library.


 

Admission criteria

•  Secondary education diploma + supplement (legalized copies and notarized English translation for applicants outside of Latvia) corresponding to ECTS level C or higher.

•  English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+. 70% + in the English Centralized Exam for applicants from Latvia. 

•  Academic and scientific achievements, active participation in youth organisations, and other relevant activities are highly desirable. 

Admission rules for bachelor programmes are available here:

Faculty

Law and Diplomacy programme is implemented by international faculty that comes to Riga to teach selected courses and local faculty. Lecturers represents both academic excellence and extensive practical experience, offering an education that is highly relevant for career development.

The core of the Law and Diplomacy programme:

Ilze Rūse, Professor in International relations, Director of International Organizations and Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, former Latvia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg; PhD in Political Science from Salzburg University; teaches EU Policy and Diplomacy.  

Gabor Palasti (PhD), expert on international private law, teaches Comparative Personal and Family Law and International Private and Procedural Law, Comparative Inheritance Law.
 

Key dates

Bachelor Programmes Open HousePlanned online, dates TBC
Early admissionUntil 15 May 2020 - 7% discount for the first study year
Admission for non-EU countries applicantsUntil 29 May 2020
AdmissionUntil 31 July 2020
Studies begin31 August 2020

Hear from our students

Svitlana Yelanska
Ukraine

"Enrolling into RGSL, I didn't know much about the school. All I knew was - I wholeheartedly wanted to study law. After almost two years at RGSL, I'm convinced there's no other place where I would rather be doing that.

Seema Murtuza
Bangladesh

"What made RGSL stand out was its interdisciplinarity. I will forever be indebted to RGSL for the opportunities, experience and friendships it has enabled. RGSL is more than a school, it is a community, a family of students, academics and lecturers alike who are open and willing to go one step beyond what is required; and it is that one extra step that makes RGSL a RGSL.
 

Moritz Wagner
Germany

The insight into EU and international law gained at RGSL provided a basis for the flexibility necessary to dive into other legal systems really quickly, and made me feel comfortable working in legal systems outside that of my country of qualification as a lawyer.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Bachelor Programmes Director. 
Liene Briede
Head of Study Department
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