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Riga Graduate School of Law

Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) is a specialised law school located in Riga, Latvia. RGSL offers interdisciplinary bachelor and masters programmes in law, allowing engaged and curious students to combine their law studies with courses in business, international relations, finance and diplomacy.


On 18 March 1998, Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL or School) was established as a limited liability non-profit company by agreement between the Latvian and Swedish Governments and the Soros Foundation Latvia (SFL).


RGSL offers Masters programmes in international public and private law subjects including European law, human rights, transborder commercial law, EU policy, finance and technology. It also offers two interdisciplinary Bachelor programmes in which law is studied in combination with business management and international relations. A joint PhD programme with the University of Copenhagen.


The main research areas of RGSL are international and human rights law and European Union law.

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Housing services

RGSL does not have its own dormitory; however, accommodation can be arranged at dormitories of other institutions. Depending on the institution and the number of inhabitants in a room, the costs can vary between 50 EUR to 150 EUR per month.  RGSL will send you information on different accommodation possibilities shortly after receiving your admission results.

Library services

The RGSL Library offers one of the top legal collections in the Baltic region. Students and a growing number of professionals use it extensively. The library is open to the general public, other students, teaching staff and anyone interested in the law.

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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.

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