The programme is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as give detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law and Law and Technology.
The programme enables you to get basic knowledge about private and public law and study and research in detail newer areas of law, such as European Union law, intellectual property law, information and communication law, environmental and planning law, municipal law, e-voting regulation, data protection law, human rights law and other areas.
EU and International Law, Law and Technology
The faculty – Tallinn Law School (TLS) 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.
The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:
- General Courses (18 ECTS)
- EU and International Law (18 ECTS)
- Specialisation in EU and International Law or Law and Technology (36 ECTS)
- Estonian Legal Procedure Module (6 ECTS)
- Internship (6 ECTS)
- Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
- Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)
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.
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: EU Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Property Law. 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. Pre- courses can be passed also at Open University of TalTech.
Motivation letter must consist the answers to the following questions:
- Explain your interest to the law. Describe your professional goals and explain how does the degree programme you are applying for support your professional profile?
- Which specialization of the programme are you applying for, EU and International Law or Law and Technology, and why?
- Do you have any previous experience, being familiar with the field, in practice or in theory, work experience?
Candidate should get at least 15 points to be invited to interview.
Grading scale: 0-30
PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
- Topics discussed during interview:
- What is the interest of the candidate to the law and how candidate sees his/her future professional career?
- What are the knowledge of the candidate about the problems concerned law?
- What does a candidate know about the role of the lawyer and the professional ethics of the lawyer?
- Why candidate believes that he/she is the right person for this programme?
- How candidate evaluates his/her English skills?
- Self-expression and argumentation
- English language skills
Grading scale: 0-70
Students for TalTech international study programmes are admitted based on the admission threshold. The maximum score for the motivation letter and online interview is 100 points. An applicant who receives the minimum of 60 points is admitted.
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