The Supreme Court continues its tradition, and on 19 October the first group of students of this year visited the Supreme Court within Days of First-year Students. Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, told the first-year students of the Faculty of Law of Daugavpils University about Latvian court system, topical issues in work of courts, the work of the Supreme Court, and personal experience of judicial career. In nearest future, I.Bickovics will meet students from the University of Latvia and Riga Stradins University.

After the meeting with the Chief Justice, students went on guided tour over the Palace of Justice, looked into court rooms and visited the museum of the Supreme Court.  

The Supreme Court has been organising Days of First-Year Students for the seventh year already, to extend understanding and interest among students, prospective lawyers, about Latvian court system, and to allow them to get insight into one of the most interesting and, at the same time, the hardest legal professions – the office of a judge. 

Days of First-year Students will take place in the Supreme Court until December. Groups of first-year students of Faculties of Law and law programmes – both Bachelors and Masters – are invited to visit the Supreme Court.  Groups must apply and coordinate the time of the meeting in the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court, telephone 67020396, e-mail baiba.kataja@at.gov.lv.

Every year, approximately 400 students from different universities and colleges visit the Supreme Court.  Students also use the opportunity to obtain useful information for studies and visit court hearings after Days of First-year Students. 

Information prepared by Baiba Kataja, the Press secretary of the Supreme Court