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In the PhD law program, you'll explore the areas and sub-sectors of legal science such as theory and history of law, civil law, criminal law, state law, and international law.
During the first year, students will analyze problems related to law theory and history. The focus will be on the current issues of material and procedural law in the areas of administrative, administrative procedural, criminal, criminal procedural, civil, civil procedural, intellectual property and international law.
The second year centers on research related to all legal disciplines. PhD students are responsible for the development of bachelor and master programs, and candidates will acquire skills in lecturing and supervising diploma papers and master theses.
In the third academic year, you'll pay attention to terminology and the development of scientific research. According to the PhD requirements, you will continue researches studied in previous years which will be presented in international scientific conferences, results of scientific researches will be published in internationally recognized scientific journals. The doctoral thesis is prepared as a conclusion to the PhD law program. Graduates of the program find work as leading researchers, in higher education, and in legal sciences of the Latvian Council of Science.
Applicants interested in applying for this program should meet the following requirements:
- Previous education- Master's degree
- Entrance exam
- A research proposal
- English proficiency certificates- IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (IBT 70)
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