The programme enables you to specialise either in business law or law and technology. Business law covers the main areas of law related to business and the economy with a focus on digital market issues and regulations such as Fintech, Global Trade and Transnational Law, Online Commercial Law, Competition Law and Labour Law.
The Law and Technology specialisation covers the key areas of law related to artificial intelligence, data protection, cyber security and intellectual property. This specialisation will enable graduates to navigate the legal framework surrounding new technologies in their careers.
The faculty – Department of Law members, who come from Estonia, Sweden, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Columbia, Australia, India, the UK and the USA, include highly qualified legal academics and legal practitioners from international law firms (Tark, Grunte and Sutkiene, Glimstedt, MAQS, etc.), public officials, public prosecutors, trial lawyers and judges.
Why this programme?
The Programme gives you a thorough understanding of the connections between law, business and technology. You will learn to discuss the issues of the EU digital market, regulating artificial intelligence and cyber security.
After graduating from business law specialisation, you can work as a business lawyer or an in-house counsel who helps companies to design and build organizations that are prepared for the future, or as a public official dealing with the digital market.
After graduating from law and technology specialisation, you will be able to master the legal challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly technologically sophisticated society.
Learning in a multi-cultural environment is guided by high-qualified academics with PhDs and experienced professionals from all around the world.
Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. By the motivation letter and interview, candidate’s English, skills of expression, analysing and argumentation are evaluated. Max score is 10 points. An applicant who receives a minimum of 5 points is admitted.
Programme specific requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent with at least 36 ECTS in law courses
Candidate must have passed at least 36 ECTS from the following courses:
Titles of the courses can vary depending on the study programme a candidate has passed. The content of the courses will be evaluated by the faculty.
In order to qualify for the studies at Tallinn University of Technology, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
A motivation letter must consist of the profound answers to the following questions (max 300 words per question):
Explain your interest in the law. Describe your professional goals and explain how the degree programme you are applying for supports your professional profile. Which specialization of the programme you are applying for and explain why specifically this specialization interests you. (0-2 points)
Describe your previous education how does your academic background fit to the degree program you are applying for? Evaluate your previous knowledge and skills gathered during your previous education, how they would be useful in your studies in the law programme. (0-2 points)
NB! It is important to properly cite and reference any sources used in your motivation letter (quotations, publications, ideas etc. that are not your own). Neglecting the rules of referencing and citation is considered plagiarism and will result in the disqualification of your application.
Aspects evaluated during the interview:
What is the interest of the candidate to the law? What area interests the the candidate most and why? How candidate sees his/her future professional career? Why candidate has decided to study at the Tallinn University of Technology? Why candidate finds the programme offered attractive? Why candidate believes that he/she is the right person for this programme? (0-2 points)
What is the knowledge of the candidate about the problems concerned law? (0-2 points)
What does candidate know about the role of the lawyer and the professional ethics/moral of the lawyer? (0-2 points)
Duration of the interview is 15-30 minutes.
GRE General Test
In order to apply a candidate is required to present a Test-taker Score Report of the GRE General Test. The test has to be completed but there is no threshold score required for this programme.
An applicant must upload the Score Report to the online application system and order the score to be sent electronically directly to TalTech by the Educational Testing Service. GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code for Tallinn University of Technology is 5019.
Please find more information about the GRE General Test here: https://www.ets.org/gre/
Taught by international faculty, graduates of Tallinn Law School have excellent career prospects in the public and private sectors, at international organisations and European institutions, such as the European Commission, ministries and regulators, patent offices or as corporate lawyers in the rapidly growing high-technology field.
"After my studies at Tallinn Law School, I joined the Business Security and Legal Compliance team in an international telecommunications company, Tele2, and undertook the challenges of working as an in-house lawyer. For a lawyer, working in the rapidly changing telecom industry offers a wide range of challenges, both exiting and demanding, to tackle on a daily basis for which the studies in Tallinn Law School has prepared me well. The future seems bright with many interesting opportunities ahead!" - Rudolf Penu
"The atmosphere in Tallinn Law School was always very positive and encouraging towards the research of novel topics and technologies, which lead me to writing my masters’ thesis about a new and emerging field of 3D printing technology and copyright regulation. It is possible to learn about the history of law in every traditional law school, but Tallinn Law School offers a great insight to future technologies, trends and regulations and generates valuable experts on fields that are currently emerging. I am now a participant in a leadership program organized by the Government Office of Estonia, which allows me to get an overview of the Estonian public sector by rotating between different ministries and institutions during a 22 month time period. I'm currently working in the Estonian Ministry of Justice as an adviser on the field of public e-services and IT." - Paula-Mai Sepp