Saturday, 29 October, 54 students of the Young Lawyers University from all over Latvia visited Supreme Court. Emerging law students were introduced to the work, expertise, solving of cases in the cassation instance court of the Supreme Court. Students found out how to become a judge and what skills and knowledge should a person have to perform this job successfully. To get to know daily life of the court, students had an excursion through the long hallways of the Court Palace, visited court halls and museum, as well as watched the movie Latvian Senate – 95. Yesterday and Today. Before leaving, students expressed a willingness to come to the court one more time and participate in a hearing as audience.

Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia organises the Young Lawyers University by organising theoretic lectures, solving cases, staging court hearings, as well as visiting professionals of the field in their work places and going to the excursions to state administration institutions. Three students who will succeed the most during this school year will get a place in the state funded group for the studies in the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia for the next school year.

Information prepared by Baiba Kataja, the Press secretary of the Supreme Court
Phone: 67020396; e-mail: baiba.kataja@at.gov.lv