To give an opportunity to students of programmes of law to consolidate theoretical knowledge obtained in a high-school and to learn practical skills in fields related to adjudication, the Supreme Court has launched a new project – to offer opportunities of practice to students. On Tuesday, the 19th of March, five students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia started their practice in the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate. 

Practice will last for six months, and during this period students will work eight hours a week, helping senators to prepare cases to be reviewed, summarising case-law, analysing court statistics and mastering other duties of assistants to senators. Students will not get paid for work, but they will get valuable experience and, at the end of practice – recommendation or reference of the Senate that will become a good entry in CV of a prospective lawyer and valuable advantage in labour market.  

Each trainee will have personal senator-mentor. Veronika Krumina, the Chair of the Department, who will also be one of mentors, appreciates that senators Dace Mita, Rudite Vidusa, Jautrite Briede and Janis Neimanis agreed to undertake extra duties and to work with students. The department decided to do it both to support capable, determined young people, providing an opportunity of the first work practice, and, possibly, to prepare reserve of assistants to senators timely.

Students, who were given an opportunity of practice in the Supreme Court, were chosen in competition.  

 

Information prepared by

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

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211