Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL)

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Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL)

International studies in law and beyond“

Student facts

Student life

The dynamic academic atmosphere at RGSL is bolstered by an equally exciting student life, as extracurricular and social activities provide balance to intensive studies. Guest lecturers provide fresh perspectives to traditional study work while Student Association activities offer opportunities to develop relationships outside the classroom.

RGSL provides full support in helping students find relevant internships and networking opportunities.

Richard David Egozov, Germany

"I chose to study at RGSL because of the international community and all the benefits that come from it. Another important point was that at RGSL you feel likea part of RGSL family instead of being just a student, and that was very appealing to me."

Katariina Komulainen, Finland

“Studies at RGSL are extremely student orientated. In Finland, the emphasis is on conservative and subject-based teaching and learning whereas RGSL has adopted agile and continuous improvement in their core functions that enable the student satisfaction to be high at a constant rate.”

Moritz Wagner, Germany

"The insight into EU and international law gained at RGSL provided a basis for the flexibility necessary to dive into other legal systems really quickly, and made me feel comfortable working in legal systems outside that of my country of qualification as a lawyer."

Academic platform, projects and research

Every year, RGSL hosts a wide range of events with distinguished guests from academia, government, legal practice, industry, regulatory authorities, NGOs and the judiciary, where the students are invited to participate and benefit from the high-level content for their research purposes and networking opportunities.

Since 2019 RGSL publishes the internationally recognized “Baltic Yearbook of International Law”.

Annual RGSL International Students’ Research Paper Conference has become a great platform for law students to present their research and engage in academic discussions with peers.

RGSL Summer School on International and European law under the scientific leadership of Judge of the European Court of Justice and RGSL Professor Ineta Ziemele has become a place where students and law professionals can get the latest insights on international case law.

Law Library

Research at RGSL is supported by the RGSL Law Library which is a popular place for students, faculty and visitors alike. Located on the top floor of the university, with stunning views across Art Nouveau Riga, it offers the top collection of legal literature in the Baltics and Northern Europe.

The library is open to students from RGSL and other universities, teaching staff, and the public. In addition to students, an increasing number of professionals make extensive use of the library, with its impressive collection of law books, legal journals, plus access to valuable legal and multidisciplinary databases such as Westlaw, HeinOnline, and resources from the Kluwer Law and Oxford University Press, and others.

Workspaces in the library are available for all students. It has a modern study environment and a rooftop terrace, which is especially good for taking study breaks or simply some fresh air.

Alumni network

The geography of RGSL alumni reaches 51 countries of the world. Most of them are from Latvia, but we also have graduates from Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, the United States, etc.

More than half of our graduates are working in different areas of the private sector. Among the employers are the largest Baltic law firms such as Sorainen, Ellex Klavins, Deloitte, Klotini Sergis, as well as banks and international companies, such as Swedbank, PWC, Ernst & Young and others.

The public sector – ministries, parliaments, government agencies and courts – is the second biggest employer of RGSL graduates. This includes both Latvian and European institutions such as the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the European Parliament.

Quite often, our former students continue their relationship with RGSL as employees or lecturers.

Mārcis Reveliņš, RGSL Law and Finance graduate, 2021.

“We came here to learn from distinguished professors and lecturers, to study together with passionate professionals from various fields, to challenge ourselves, to push our abilities and to advance our careers. And despite these extraordinary times we had to endure, RGSL still managed to deliver on every single one of these aspects. Locals among us can be grateful to RGSL because we have access to international, great quality education right here in Riga. And the international students among us, I’m sure you have embraced Riga as your second home and that the culture of RGSL has played a significant role in this.”