Law and Diplomacy

Degree awarded
LL.B in Law and Diplomacy
Programme duration
3 years
Study language
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.



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

•  Overall final grade average or most recent transcript corresponding to European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) C level.

•  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.


Law and Business 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 Business programme:

Inese Druviete, docent, expert on international commercial arbitration and contract law; Bachelor Programmes Director; teaches European Union Law; Comparative Contract Law; Legal Research Methods.

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.  

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

Key dates

Admissions ongoing Apply by 25 August

Hear from our students

Reinis Znotiņš

Some say law is not a profession but a way of thinking…. I was lucky; I got that and much more from my time at RGSL. Now I can refer to myself as a person with a start-up mentality, one who is ready to move fast and change the status quo, but at the same time stand firm with both my feet on the ground.

Moritz Wagner

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.

Anete Kleinberga

The highlight of my experience are the relationships that I formed, especially with the professors who came from abroad. They opened up a window of opportunities… the open-minded and broad perspective was guided by the international professors. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Bachelor Programmes Manager. 
Liene Briede
Bachelor Programme Manager
  /  +371 67039 236