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The academic Bachelor’s programme of Law is open to students who wish to gain theoretical knowledge in international, medical and social law and acquire skills in research in order to be able to carry out independent work in the field of legislation by applying critical constructive thinking skills and evaluating the work of legal institutions.

Title of Study Programme: Law
Head of Study Programme:

Andrejs Vilks, LLD, Associate Professor

Form of Study Programme:

Full-time studies

Length of Study Programme and ECTS:

6 semesters, 3 years, 180 ECTS

Degree Awarded:

Bachelor’s degree in Law

Aim of Study programme:

The aim of the programme is to provide students with vast theoretical knowledge and to train highly qualified and competitive specialists in law able to carry out research and consultancy work in the field of law.

Main objectives of Study Programme:

  • Render knowledge on various themes in law, their cognitive and interpretative methods.
  • Promote the learning of law systems of the Baltic, EU and other regions, providing their comparative analysis and develop skills for the evaluation of legal processes in Latvia, Europe and the world.
  • Facilitate the mastering of skills needed for doing specific law studies, which would be based on up-to-date methodological principles.

Assessment methods:

At the Faculty of Law the module system is used. The length of a course is 5 weeks; usually amounting to 10 classes (6 lectures and 4 seminars). Upon a successful completion of a course, at the end of the 5th week the student takes an exam. An important part of the evaluation and assessment system is participation in lectures, quality of answers in seminars, writing problem essays on lecture and seminar topics, presenting projects, passing tests and exams.