Programmes
LL.B

Law and Diplomacy

Degree awarded
LL.B in Law and Diplomacy
Programme duration
3 years
Study language
English
Credits
180 ECTS
Study form
Full time
Tuition fee
3500 EUR per year

Programme details

Programme structure

The programmes comprise 180 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 five 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 2018/2019  

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

•  A certified copy of the diploma and diploma transcript with an English translation (if the diploma is issued outside Latvia) corresponding to ECTS level C or higher.

•  English language proficiency: IELTS 6+, TOEFL IBT 80+ or TOEFL paper based test 550+. English language grade 7 for the secondary school students from Latvia.

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

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, associate professor, 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.

Ieva Miļūna, PhD candidate, teaches: International Humanitarian Law. Public International Law. International Human Rights Law, trains students for participation in Moot Courts. 

Key dates

Rolling admissions

Hear from our students

Elvīra Krēķe
Latvia

RGSL has undoubtedly helped me to develop, not only as a professional and in gaining the necessary academic knowledge to conquer the labor market, it has also provided me with personal skills which will benefit me throughout life. RGSL provides a variety of opportunities which help us to go beyond borders

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.

Marta Cera
Latvia

Most RGSL alumni, including me, like to say that RGSL teaches you a certain “way of thinking” rather than just basic academic knowledge. By using intellectually stimulating and practical approaches, this broad and open minded “way of thinking” has been the key quality RGSL has given me as a young professional.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Bachelor Programmes Manager. 
Liene Briede
Bachelor Programme Manager
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