In order to further improve and develop long-term mutually valuable cooperation, the Supreme Court and the University of Latvia have concluded an agreement on permanent cooperation between the Senate and the Faculty of Law. The aim of the cooperation is to improve the study programme of the Faculty of Law and the quality of scientific research work, as well as to promote further education of senators and employees of the Senate and research of topical legal issues.

Cooperation is developed in three directions, that is, in the organization of student internships, in scientific research work and in academic pedagogical work.

The Senate has always been a sought-after place of field work for law students. The cooperation agreement precisely defines the responsibilities of the University and the Senate in organizing the internship of master students, as well as envisages concluding a tripartite internship agreement with each intern.

By cooperating in the field of scientific research, the procedure for the development of the topics of master's and doctoral studies proposed by the Senate has been determined. The Senate also offers to introduce teaching staff and students to the possibilities of searching for and using case-law and other resources of the Senate, while the Faculty of Law will prepare the necessary research and opinions at the request of the Senate. The parties also undertake to ensure, as far as possible, access to their resources – the Senate shall ensure access to court rulings, and the Faculty of Law – to master's theses.

The Senate and the Faculty of Law will also cooperate in the study and further education processes – the Senate undertakes to provide students of the Faculty of Law with certain lectures or seminars on issues of Senate’s competence, while the Faculty of Law will provide training of senators and employees on topical legal issues. The parties will also cooperate in the organization of conferences and other events.



Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

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