Tallinn University Schoolof Governance, Law and Society is a competence centre for social research and practices. At TLU, it is possible to study social sciences at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level.
The academic area „Law“ contributes to the development of the focus direction of open society and governance through implementing study programs in law and conducting research in the fields of domestic, international and European law and human rights.
The development of study programs and research in this academic area is based on the assumption that legal education has a key role in the state’s legal policy, since legal education prepares specialists both for the implementation of normative law, as well as for the assessment of the legal environment with the view of bringing about socially necessary changes. The academic area is realizing the requirement of research-based education, which also means participation in the drafting legal policies and international research networks. The principal goal of this academic area is to guarantee the quality of teaching and research in law, which can only be achieved through internationalization of the academic activities.
The academic area conducts study programs at Baccalaureate and Master’s level in Estonian and English language. The English language study programs are conducted in Tallinn and Helsinki.
Courses are scheduled on weekends in Helsinki (Thursdays-Saturdays) and the normal time to complete the program is six semesters. The program is composed of compulsory law courses, module specific courses, and law electives. The program offers two modules, European and International Law, and Finnish Law (offered only in Helsinki).
Further, the program includes a compulsory practical training (6 ECTS) – giving students an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom by working under the direction of a practicing legal professional.
In the final year of study, students participate in an interdisciplinary project, and have an option to take ‘Advanced Legal Writing and Research’, a course in which students produce a scholarly research paper – similar to a thesis – on a topical legal issue. At the end of the program, students must successfully pass the ‘Law Curriculum Bachelor’s Exam’, which assesses the students’ knowledge of law and the ability to solve legal problems.
The study programme can be found here.
The School Campus in Helsinki is located at:
Meeting Park Campus
Yrjönkatu 29 C