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
31 December 2020

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 House8 February at 11:00
7 March at 11:00
4 April at 11:00
Early admissionUntil 7 April 2020 - 10% discount for the first study year
Admission for non-EU countries applicantsUntil 30 April 2020
AdmissionUntil 15 July 2020
Studies begin31 August 2020

Hear from our students

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.

Reinis Znotiņš
Latvia

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.

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

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