BEYOND
BORDERS
Master programmes at RGSL
Legal Linguistics
LEGAL LINGUISTICS: OVERVIEW
 Unique programme covering a select range of
legal and linguistic skills
 Translation of leg...
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Module 1
 Designed to bring students
with different backgrounds
to the same level
 Basic foundation ...
Legal Linguistics: scope and duration
 Full-time programme:
 one academic year
 Part-time programme:
 two academic yea...
Legal Linguistics: career opportunities
 Public and/or private sector
 Lawyers
 Lawyers linguists
 Legal translators a...
Specific admission requirements
 Undergraduate or professional degree acquired in at least four
years long programme (240...
Legal Linguistics: tuition fees
 10 State funded grants
 Test for competition on 13 July at 16:00
 Evaluation of the ab...
ADMISSIONS
APPLY TO STUDY AT RGSL
1. Fill in an online application at apply.rgsl.edu.lv
2. Write a motivation letter in English
3. At...
TRY BEING A STUDENT!
 Apply at www.rgsl.lv or during Open Day
 We will arrange a meeting with RGSL student
 You will ta...
EARLY ADMISSION LOTTERY
Apply before 17 March 2015 and participate in
the Early Admission Raffle!
We will give away one fr...
RGSL SCHOLARSHIPS
 RGSL Excellence Award for Outstanding
Foreign Applicants – one study place in Law
and Finance, Legal L...
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBILITIES
 Students’ corporations scholarships for their
members (Beginning with 2nd study year; ap...
STUDENT LIFE
Balancing serious and fun
 RGSL Newspaper
 RGSL International
organisation
 Annual Sports games
 Charity events
 Chri...
GET IN TOUCH
 Contact us: study@rgsl.edu.lv
 Join us on facebook.com/rgsl.lv
 Learn more: www.rgsl.lv
 Apply: apply.rg...
Legal Linguistics Masters study programme at RGSL
Legal Linguistics Masters study programme at RGSL
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LL.M in Legal Linguistics at Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL).

Learn more: www.rgsl.lv
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Legal Linguistics Masters study programme at RGSL

  1. 1. BEYOND BORDERS Master programmes at RGSL Legal Linguistics
  2. 2. LEGAL LINGUISTICS: OVERVIEW  Unique programme covering a select range of legal and linguistic skills  Translation of legal texts  Terminology research for particular area of law  Comparison of legal systems  State funded study places
  3. 3. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Module 1  Designed to bring students with different backgrounds to the same level  Basic foundation courses in Law and Language studies Module 2  Interdisciplinary law- and language-related courses Electives  Choice of various electives from LL.M programmes to diversify legal knowledge or provide specialisation Module 1 • Introduction to Law • Introduction to Language Studies Module 2 • Interdisciplinary Courses • Law Courses • Legal Language Courses Electives • Selection of courses from various LL.M Programmes Thesis • Interdisciplinary Master Thesis
  4. 4. Legal Linguistics: scope and duration  Full-time programme:  one academic year  Part-time programme:  two academic years  40 Latvian credits = 60 ECTS  Executive style with classes held out of working hours  Courses are typically 1 week on, 1 week off
  5. 5. Legal Linguistics: career opportunities  Public and/or private sector  Lawyers  Lawyers linguists  Legal translators and editors (in-house and/or freelance)  Legal / legislative drafters  Other professionals involved in cross-border cooperation, lawyers and others  Focus on Latvian and international market  Equally directed at those currently involved or interested in working in an EU-related or another market where law and language interrelate
  6. 6. Specific admission requirements  Undergraduate or professional degree acquired in at least four years long programme (240 ECTS) in  law  philology  other related fields  English competency  TOEFL 550  IELTS 6,0  other  not needed for applicants with a degree in English philology
  7. 7. Legal Linguistics: tuition fees  10 State funded grants  Test for competition on 13 July at 16:00  Evaluation of the ability to understand legal issues and legal English proficiency  Full-time studies (1 year) 5 500 EUR per academic year  Part-time studies (2 years) 3 550 EUR per academic year
  8. 8. ADMISSIONS
  9. 9. APPLY TO STUDY AT RGSL 1. Fill in an online application at apply.rgsl.edu.lv 2. Write a motivation letter in English 3. Attach copies of your diploma and grade transcript and copy of passport 4. Attach score in English language tests  test requirements vary by programme  not needed for applicants whose previous education was conducted in English  Deadline for early admission: 17 March 2015 Decisions by 17 April 2015  Deadline for general admission: 8 July 2017 Decisions by 13 July 2015
  10. 10. TRY BEING A STUDENT!  Apply at www.rgsl.lv or during Open Day  We will arrange a meeting with RGSL student  You will take a part in lectures and will be introduced to RGSL student’s life 11
  11. 11. EARLY ADMISSION LOTTERY Apply before 17 March 2015 and participate in the Early Admission Raffle! We will give away one free study place for an academic year on the Bachelor programmes and one on the Masters programmes for all eligible applicants.
  12. 12. RGSL SCHOLARSHIPS  RGSL Excellence Award for Outstanding Foreign Applicants – one study place in Law and Finance, Legal Linguistics and International and European Law (and related) Masters programmes  Tuition fee waivers for siblings of students of the RGSL, graduates of RGSL Bachelor programmes, orphans, persons with 1st or 2nd degree of disability, RGSL employees, children of RGSL employees and graduates of SSE Riga.
  13. 13. OTHER SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBILITIES  Students’ corporations scholarships for their members (Beginning with 2nd study year; apply at respective corporation)  Latvian Government Scholarships for foreign applicants
  14. 14. STUDENT LIFE
  15. 15. Balancing serious and fun  RGSL Newspaper  RGSL International organisation  Annual Sports games  Charity events  Christmas Ball  Parties
  16. 16. GET IN TOUCH  Contact us: study@rgsl.edu.lv  Join us on facebook.com/rgsl.lv  Learn more: www.rgsl.lv  Apply: apply.rgsl.edu.lv

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