Visits of students to the Supreme Court have become a tradition; however, usually these are students from programmes of law. On the 10th of December, the Supreme Court was visited by 3rd grade students of explorative journalism studies of Communication Programme of the University of Latvia.

Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate told students about court and legal system of Latvia, work of the Supreme Court, as well as analysed administrative cases related to availability of information in public and municipal institutions.

Emerging journalists had opportunity to learn about work of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court, stressing cooperation of work with media extensively. Baiba Kataja, the press-secretary of the Court, told about her daily routine. Janis Skruzis, court reporter of Leta news agency, also joined conversation, speaking about his experience in displaying cases heard.

Legal education of society is one of strategic priorities of work of the Supreme Court, and cooperation with students is a method of how to implement it. Days of First-year Students have been organised in the Supreme Court for five years already, and first-year students of law studies are invited to meet the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is open for cooperation also with students of other branches and it appreciates interest of students of journalism programme about court work.

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211