To extend understanding and interest of students – prospective lawyers – to the Latvian court system and allow them to have a look into one of the most interesting, and at the same time one of the most difficult legal professions – post of the judge, the Supreme Court has organised Days of first-year students in the Supreme Court since 2009.
Groups of first-year students, both bachelors and masters of Law faculties and programmes of jurisprudence, have been invited to the Supreme Court.
Students are given an opportunity to meet Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to go on tour in the Palace of Justice, to see court rooms and to visit the museum of the Supreme Court.
In eight years, approximately 2550 students from more than 12 higher educational institutions and colleges visited the Supreme Court during Days of first-year students. There were students from the University of Latvia, Riga Stradins University, Business High School Turiba, Riga Graduate School of Law, Rezekne High School, University of Daugavpils, Baltic International Academy, Rezekne Academy of Technologies and also from the College of Law, Business College and Alberta College.
The Supreme Court also supports activities of law faculties of other high schools. Prospective and current students also visit the Supreme Court in framework of activities of Young Lawyers University, student career days; finale of the moot court takes place in the Senate Hall.
Groups of students should apply and coordinate time of visit in the Division of Communication, telephone 67020396, 28652211.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia
Brivibas bulvaris 36,
Riga, LV – 1511