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About Study Course

Department: Faculty of Law
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Uldis Ķinis
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Juridical Science
Branch of science:Law; Theory and History of Rights


We live in an information society. It is a knowledge-based society where information technology plays a key role in ensuring the rule of law and human rights. The main goal of this course is to develop digital literacy for lawyers. Digital literacy includes not only technical and legal knowledge of technology, but also critical thinking, teamwork, case law studies, and other qualities specified in para 5.5 of the 2020 Jurist Professional Standard. Students will get knowledge about the problems of cyberspace regulation, sources of cyber law, open data, and their application in the legal field understanding how information technologies (artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, block chains, virtual reality, etc.) can affect rule of law and cybersecurity and will learn how to resolve those legal challenges.


For the Professional Master's program – students' require knowledge in the general theory of law, philosophy of law, logic. Students should also have knowledge in constitutional, civil, criminal, administrative, administrative procedural law, and legal methodology.
Academic Master students – require an understanding of the law and have the ability for logical and critical thinking.

Learning outcomes


Students will gain knowledge about the peculiarities of the application of the law in the information society, including the evaluation of legal and factual conditions caused by the operation of information technology; further development of law and application of analogy in the field of technology; identification and use of independent and auxiliary sources of information society law; preparation of legal documents on issues related to the legal aspects of the use of the e-environment.


Students will obtain the skills required to a lawyer, including, ability to assess legal issues related to the e-environment, including the assessment of legal consequences, skills further law development in the e-environment, skills mentioned in the professional standard of the lawyer.


Students must be able to integrate the knowledge gained in the course in different areas of law. The student must be able to provide legal assistance to a person in cases where the legal relationship is related to the use of the e-environment, regardless of the field of law in which the legal consequences have occurred. The student must be able to prepare the necessary legal documents, be able to select and apply the necessary legal norm, etc. competencies specified in the standard of the legal profession. The competencies acquired as a result of the course must promote the student's research activities and understanding of ethical responsibility.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2024, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Law Science, TZMjvpz3Master’sLimited choice