School of Governance, Law and Society
If you are interested in how law impacts our daily lives and how disputes are settled in an increasingly globalized world, then studying law at Tallinn University is for you! Our program is taught in the English language and focuses on European and International Law. We also offer the possibility to study Finnish law in Helsinki. Our law program is well balanced between the theoretical and practical aspects of law and if you study with us, you will learn from practicing lawyers as well as internationally recognized legal scholars. Experience a vibrant student life in Tallinn Estonia, a Nordic country with an interesting Nordic European-Estonian culture, meet interesting people from around the world, and most importantly, take that first step along the path to a rewarding career in the legal profession by studying law at Tallinn University!
Tallinn University’s law program is a classical law program, which gives students a firm foundation to build upon in master’s level specialization studies. The law program covers the areas of legal theory, the history of law, private law, public law, and international law. The law program offers two modules to specialize in, International and European Law, and Finnish Law (offered only in Helsinki). The program develops lawyering skills in case analysis, logical reasoning, reading comprehension, legal writing and research, and argumentation. Courses utilize the the Socratic Method, as well as case presentations, research projects and ‘mooting’ - mock trials – to develop the skills needed to be a successful lawyer. Our program is taught by competent legal professionals and legal scholars, it has the right mix of the practical and theoretical, and a practical training experience and an interdisciplinary project are required to complete the program. At Tallinn University, we prepare future lawyers, business professionals and leaders of society to meet the challenges of today’s globalized world.
The law program is ideal for students who want to become lawyers, lawmakers, judges, and advocates for causes, as well as students who desire a career in business. Our students are a mixture of students who come straight from secondary school and students who have already obtained a bachelor, or even a master’s degree in another academic area. And our students are diverse, coming from all over the world, with different life experiences and backgrounds.
Law encompasses the rules and regulations that govern our daily lives. Studying law develops one’s understanding of the levers of power in society, from the local, to the national, to the international level. Our program is designed to meet the challenges of a globalized world by giving students a classical legal education, while developing persuasive problem solving skills, and addressing topical legal issues such as the migrant crisis and climate change. Studying law at Tallinn University combines the theory with the practice - learning how to use and apply the law and pondering the timeless question of ‘what law is and what law ought to be’. Studying law develops one’s skills to become a lawyer by learning to think like a lawyer, which involves developing and refining problem solving skills, and learning - in a legal case - how to identify the issue, research the law, and apply the law. Learning to become a lawyer is not easy; it is a challenge. Our students are equipped with a skill set that is applicable for a career in the legal profession, and in a host of other professions in an increasingly globalized world - where mastering the rules is essential for success.
Tallinn University has a modern urban campus located in the center of the city. Our students have access to physical and online libraries, computer labs, cafeterias and cafes. Further, the university has all the facilities necessary for a productive learning environment and ample opportunities for leisure, sports, and social activities, all leading to an exciting and well balanced student life.
Our law program is taught entirely in the English language by competent legal professionals and legal scholars. Our student body is international, with students from many countries in Europe, as well as students from Africa, Asia, and the Americas, all studying law at Tallinn University. Day-to-day student life is always international at Tallinn University, as our law program is closely connected with other English language programs and among your classmates, you will frequently find visiting Erasmus students.
Duration: 3 years
Cost: 2176 € per semester
Study language: English
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