Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) was founded in 1998 and delivers Bachelor, Masters and PhD programmes according to the highest standards of academic excellence. RGSL is located in the heart of Riga, with an international faculty and student environment.
Law firms, banks, and international companies recruit RGSL graduates for their excellent knowledge of European and International law and fluent legal English skills. The public service sector – ministries, parliaments, government agencies and courts – are also beneficiaries and employers of RGSL graduates.
Evidence of the quality of education at RGSL is the high employment rate of our alumni, not only in their home countries but also at international level. Many have qualified for administrative posts with the European Commission, European Court of Justice and European Parliament, as well as the World Bank, International Chamber of Commerce and United Nations.
RGSL offers specialisation in various disciplines of International and European Law, Diplomacy, Policy, Business and Finance, as well as Legal Linguistics. At the doctoral level, focus is placed on International Human Rights, International Public and International Private Law.
As part of its on-going dynamic institutional development, RGSL wishes to reach out to partners and leading private entities throughout the local community to explore the possibilities for sponsorship and enhanced cooperation.
RGSL Law Library
RGSL Library has developed into one of the top legal collections in Central and Eastern Europe, widely used and appreciated by a growing number of students and professionals. The library is open to the public, thus serving RGSL, other students, professors and members of the general public interested in law.
The library collection allows access to more then 8000 recent law books, a collection of legal journals and yearbooks, as well as valuable legal databases, including Westlaw, HeinOnline, EBSCO, to name just a few. The ALISE online catalogue, listing the book collection and journal articles available at the library, is accessible both on site and by internet.
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If you apply for a short-term visa or a long-term visa, you must submit a health insurance policy valid in the territory of Republic of Latvia and other countries, members of the Schengen Agreement. Your health insurance policy must cover health care expenses in the Republic of Latvia, including expenses of return of the policy holder to the home country in case of serious illness.
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RGSL has a modern study environment with traditional values. The objective of all teaching at RGSL is to ensure learning by doing, with the teachers promoting both group activities and individual attention. Classes are based on discussion and case studies as the best learning platform for highly motivated students.
An active student life is encouraged both at the academic and social level. All modern study facilities are available at RGSL, including high speed internet. The library offers access to databases and online academic publications, which students may also access remotely.
Many teaching facilities are shared with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, creating a campus atmosphere and adding to the international atmosphere. The student and faculty canteen shared by the two institutions forms a daily contact point for students.
The student associations on the different programmes play an active role in reviewing and supervising programme content. Lines of communication are short and open, with direct access for each student to all teachers. Students become members of the RGSL family and later keep in contact through the alumni association.
RGSL is a fully accredited university institution. Two Bachelor programmes, seven Masters programmes and PhD programme have received accreditation.
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