To extend understanding and interest of students – prospective lawyers – about Latvian court system and to allow them to get insight into one of the most interesting, but at the same time one of the most difficult legal professions, namely, the profession of a judge, the Supreme Court continues tradition and organises Days of First-year Students in the Supreme Court in October-December.   

Groups of first-year students of faculties of law and law programmes – both Bachelors and Masters are invited to the Supreme Court.

Students will be given an opportunity to meet Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and to go on tour over the Palace of Justice, to look into court rooms and to visit the museum of the Supreme Court.    

Students’ groups have to apply and to coordinate time of a visit in the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court. Telephone is 67020396, 28652211, e-mail baiba.kataja@at.gov.lv.

The Supreme Court has organised Days of First-year Students since 2009 already. Responsiveness is large – approximately 350-400 students from different higher educational institutions and colleges visit the Supreme Court every year. After Days of First-year Students the students also use an opportunity to acquire information, which would be useful during studies, and visit court hearings at the Supreme Court.


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