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|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
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Official length of the programme in credits: 60 ECTS credits (40 Latvian credits)
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
|Duration part-time:||24 months|
The programme is aimed at students interested in working with international public law issues, including human rights, in a national or international environment. It offers in-depth studies in fundamental issues of public international law and human rights law, the interaction between the two areas of law, and in current trends of their development.
Courses cover following topics:
The programme consists of academic studies and thesis writing. Following successful completion, students are awarded a master's degree (LL.M) in Public International Law and Human Rights.
Open Society Foundation (OSF) scholarships are available for the applicants for this programme.
The LL.M programme is also offered on a part-time basis. Duration of the part-time Masters programme depends on the schedule chosen by the student. In general, the duration of the programme is double that of the full-time programme.
Students have to complete 6 mandatory courses and 2 optional courses chosen either from the tracks of European Union Law and Policy or Transborder Commercial Law, as well as specialized courses and defend their master thesis at the end of the programme.
The 6 mandatory courses are as follows:
During the teaching weeks, students will normally follow 2 courses offered for each 6-week period. Students may also choose to study on a part-time basis, following only 1 course at a time. Thus a part-time study will normally take double the time of a full-time study, but students may also choose a mixed part-time and full-time approach.
The teaching week usually comprises 12 contact hours, with lectures and seminars in the 2 selected courses, as well as specialized courses consisting of master thesis support sessions, legal English, legal research and legal ethics.
The teaching is based on case discussions with active student participation, involving both general studies and specific course assignments. Different teaching methods are used to encourage student participation, including Moot courts and study groups. Within the full-time teaching week, in average 26 academic hours are reserved for student preparation.
Available to individuals with a Bachelor, Masters, or equivalent degree in law or related fields, on condition that basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired
Applicants should present the following documents:
An application is considered complete only when the RGSL has received complete application package consisting of all listed documents. Students may be invited for an interview at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Applicants from countries requiring a visa for Latvia are required to pay a Processing fee of 100 EUR (does not apply to applications from member states of the EU, countries of the European Economic Area and Swiss Confederation).
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||525|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||196|
The Riga Graduate School of Law announces the following scholarships for an LL.M programme in Public International Law and Human Rights funded by the Open Society Foundation (OSF):
Eligible students currently are invited to apply for the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) Public International Law and Human Rights Programme. The programme provides expertise in Public International Law and Human Rights and also offers courses in European Law. The programme is competitive and very prestigious.
The Programme is based at the RGSL located in Riga, Latvia. It is available to individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in law or related fields (or will be awarded a degree prior to admission to the programme), obtained in at least four years long studies, if basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired; second level professional higher education, professional bachelor’s or master’s degree in law or other related fields, if basic knowledge in law and corresponding work experience is acquired. The 2013/2014 Programme starts on 3 September 2013.
RGSL is fully accredited institution without time limitations. All seven RGSL Masters programmes and two Bachelor programmes are accredited.RGSL has a solid tradition in providing various programmes with a focus on law and with an interdisciplinary approach to other fields of study.
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