In July and August students and lecturers of law from several leading European Universities visited the Supreme Court of Latvia within framework of summer schools. During the visits, students learned about role and functions of the Supreme Court, Latvian court system, as well as discussed various issues with court representatives.

On 28 July, Bachelor’s and Master’s students from Mykola Romeris University (Lithuania), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Turku School of Economics (Finland) and Turiba University (Latvia) visited the Supreme Court. During the visit, students met Anita Zikmane, Head of the Division of Case-Law and Research of the Supreme Court. She familiarised students with role and functions of the Supreme Court, work of the Division of Case-Law, and other specific issues related to courts.

But, on 12 August, students of law from the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany) and the University of Latvia visited the Supreme Court. Students came to Latvia within framework of summer school/ project “Projekt Netzwerk Ost-West” organised jointly by both universities. Students met with Rihards Gulbis, Scientific Adviser of the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court. He familiarised students with work and functions of the Supreme Court, court functions and proceedings. During the presentation, students took an active part in discussion and asked a variety of questions about Latvian court system.

Within framework of both visits, students had also an opportunity to visit the museum of the Supreme Court and go on a guided tour around the historical Palace of Justice. As well as students visited court rooms and saw historical hall of the Senate, which is a room for government sessions at present.

The Supreme Court regularly hosts groups of foreign and Latvian students of Law faculties and programmes of jurisprudence. The aim of theses visits is to extend understanding and interest of students to Latvian court system and to have a look into profession of the judge.

 

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Division of Communication of the Supreme Court