Full-time studies take place on Kronvalda bulv. 1a, in Riga. The study process is organized both in person and remotely on working days. Students have access to spacious, modern study facilities, a library (including an e – library). Within the study process, students also go on various study tours, for example, to the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Prosecutor’s Office, the Court, the Prison, the Land Register, etc., including various practicing companies.
The study process is supplemented and enriched with local and foreign guest lecturers. Students have a great opportunity to take advantage of the ERASMUS + program – to go on an internship or study abroad. Students also have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities – bowling tournaments, marathons, tourism and cultural activities, to improve foreign language skills at Laguage school (College of Law) etc. At the end of the studies, the best students are given the opportunity to publish their final work in the collection of scientific articles of the College of Law. All lecturers are professionals in their field.
The moment has come! Why to study remotely?
Who needs it?
To commence and finish studies. To gain valuable knowledge.
PLACE OF STUDY
Wherever you are more comfortable! Sofa, cafe, train, beach, workplace.
It goes without saying – a reliable computer and a secure internet connection.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE LECTURER
They are the ones who will help you, provide knowledge, evaluate your work.
WEEKLY STUDY SCHEDULE
Do not plan to spend all your time studying. Maybe in the beginning no more than two days.
COMMUNICATION WITH GROUPMATES
It will enrich and facilitate the study process. Joint bowling tournament.
VISIT TO THE COLLEGE
You are always welcome!
– a modern and convenient way of studies, when the student fully manages the learning process.
– useful for those whose work schedule is fixed or, on the contrary, flexible and involves frequent business trips, as well as useful for those who are not always able to arrange working hours to attend classes in person..
– freely available to everyone, regardless of age, occupation or place of residence, anytime, anywhere on the globe, where there will be a computer with an Internet connection.
The College of Law offers e-studies in the following study programmes:
– Human resource management
– Real estate management and administration
– Security (cyber security management) and personal data protection
– Accounting and finance
INTRODUCTORY LECTURE / INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION
When registering for studies and concluding a learning agreement, the student receives an access code to the College’s study base and information about the first day of study, usually it is the last Saturday in September (for autumn admission) and the first Saturday in February (for winter admission). On the first day of studies (in person or online), students are introduced to the study process, incl. study content: study courses, examinations, the opportunity to use libraries and other resources, study tours and guest lectures, as well as students are provided with contact information. On the first day of studies, the student receives a student ID card and a library reader’s card, a password for access to the e-learning environment and a student profile on the website of the College of Law. Distance learning takes place in the Moodle study environment. On the first day of studies detailed information is provided (in person or online) on how to work in this environment. To make it easier for students to navigate and operate in the Moodle environment, up-to-date information for distance students is provided both in writing and in the form of a video tutorial.
CURRENT INFORMATION FOR DISTANCE STUDENTS
The e-study coordinator sends current information to all students to the e-mail address indicated by them.
The study programme chosen by each student and the corresponding study plans determine the study courses to be acquired and the credit points to be obtained during the study year. Study programme are divided into study modules, i.e., no more than 3–5 study courses (12–16 credit points / 18–24 ECTS) in one module.
Distribution of the study year in the modules of the study period: October – January, February – April, May – July, August – October. Once in each module, face-to-face and/or online classes and consultations are organised.
Legal Sciences – Human Resource Management – Real Estate Management and Administration
STUDIES (teaching materials, video lectures, online lectures)
In each study course, the student receives a descriptive material of the study course, which introduces to the prerequisites for the acquisition of the study course. The description of each study course consists of two parts. The first part includes aims and tasks of the study course, thematic plan of the study course, organisation of the study course, required materials, teaching methodology, student self-assessment, examination requirements, lecturer’s address. The second part includes the content of the study course, divided by topics, recommended literature, tasks and control questions. At the end of the study course material, test control questions and recommended topics of reports are given (if a report must be written within the study course). At the end of each study course, the student takes an electronic examination or credit test.
For the acquisition of the study course the student has access to:
– VIDEO LECTURES
– ONLINE LECTURES
– STUDY AIDS DEVELOPED BY THE LECTURER
E-study information circulation procedure
Support for students is provided both in the study process and outside it – in face-to-face tutorials, by telephone or in the form of e-tutorials. Support providers are lecturers, e-study coordinator, and administrative staff. Face-to-face tutorial times are published on the College’s website, under the section “For Students – Lecture schedule – Tutorials”. Communication with the lecturer, via e-environment, means fulfilling the requirements indicated in the study course description, i.e., fulfilling and submitting homework, tests to the lecturer for evaluation, submitting written reports and essays to the lecturer for evaluation, submitting examination or test papers to the lecturer, getting tutorials on unclear issues etc.
At the beginning of studies, each student receives an informative material, which reflects information about the e-study process: contact information of the e-study coordinator; the information circulation procedure; the study programme and the procedure and period of its implementation, access to study materials. The student receives a student ID card and a library reader’s card, a password for access to the e-learning environment and to a student profile on the website of the College of Law.
The library of the College of Law (CL) is a structural unit of the educational institution, its target audience – the students, lecturers, and employees of the CL. The library fund is located and user service is provided in the CL premises in Riga, as well as in the CL affiliations in Liepaja, Ventspils, Valmiera and Gulbene. The CL library is accredited in accordance with the procedures prescribed by law and has been granted the status of a library of local significance. The main task of the library is to provide the latest teaching and scientific literature, up-to-date business and sociopolitical information, as well as databases relevant to the field in order to ensure the study process and research work of the College of Law. The library of the College of Law has a subscription department, where students can receive literature for work at home, and there is also a reading room available during the study process. Students have computerized workplaces in the reading room, where they can use both their own and CL computers; there is also free access to databases and periodicals. For the needs of students and lecturers, the CL library subscribes to periodicals of 18 different fields: Jurista vārds, Kapitāls, Bilance, Bilances Juridiskie Padomi, Forbes, Ifinanses, etc., as well as subscription issues of Dienas Bizness (Grāmatvedības rokasgrāmata (Accounting Handbook), Nekustamais īpašums (Real Estate), Darba likuma komentāri (Labour Law Comments), Personāla vadības rokasgrāmata (Personnel Management Handbook), Uzņēmuma vadītāja rokasgrāmata (Business Manager Handbook)) and digital handbooks of Ltd. Biznesa rokasgrāmata.
The CL students have access to the legal information resource Juridica in the study process, as well as the Lursoft Student kit that is of assistance during the elaboration of qualification papers. To ensure the study process, we use the archives of Latvijas Vēstnesis portal, information resources of Nozare.lv, Letonika.lv, Leta.lv. For a trial period, we also allow students to use the foreign full-text databases offered by the Culture Information Systems Centre: RUBRIKON (encyclopaedic dictionary), CAMBRIDGE full-text database of journals in legal sciences), EBSCO database package “Academic Search Complete” (full-text data in the humanities and social sciences), EMERALD (business management information), Journal of the Royal Society Interface (full-text scientific article database). For information purposes, the College’s website provides access to the world’s largest scientific database ScienceDirect (books and full-text journal articles) and the universal source of scientific publications Springer Link, EDX course materials and other databases.
Students have access to the CL electronic teaching aids / books in each student’s profile..
At the College of Law, there is either an examination or a credit test. The aim of the examination and tests is an objective assessment of students’ knowledge in a specific study course. The student takes all current tests electronically, in accordance with the requirements of each study course (test, case study, answers to questions, drawing up documents, etc.). When starting studies, the student also receives information on the specific deadlines of the respective study course, within the module, to be acquired. The lecturer must provide the assessment of the examination or credit test within seven days from the day of passing it. Upon completion of the studies at the College, students have to pass a state examination, which has two parts: the written part of the qualification examination and the development and public presentation of the qualification paper. The aim of the qualification paper is to reflect the student’s professional knowledge and skills, to analyse the materials obtained in practical work, as well as to summarise and generalise the student’s level of preparation. The student freely chooses the theme of the qualification paper, guided by their interests and available materials for the development of the paper. A list of recommended qualification themes is also provided in the student’s profile of the College’s website. Throughout the studies, the students gradually make themselves ready for the development of a qualification paper, because within the studies they must develop at least three reports.
E-STUDY COURSES / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Nowadays, it is no longer possible to acquire knowledge for life, even in 4–5 years, because the acquired information is gradually becoming obsolete. Therefore, the establishment and functioning of the lifelong learning support system is essential, so that the already employed people have the opportunity to increase their competitiveness, qualifications, productivity, thus contributing more to the overall provision of state income and welfare.
The aim of study courses is to give any interested person the opportunity to acquire separate study courses in a relatively short period of time and in accordance with the wishes and needs of each interested person.
Within the framework of the study course, it will be possible to fulfil certain assignments, case studies, tests, receiving feedback from the course lecturer during the online tutorial. Available assignments, case studies, tests, etc.
Resources required for the study course, including a list of recommended literature. A list of recommended study literature is available.
Everyone is provided with the opportunity to check the results of the study course acquisition. Course control questions are available.
After registering for the studies, a study schedule is sent. Online tutorials are available.
The examination/credit test is taken on a voluntary basis. In case of receiving an academic certificate, it is required to fulfil all homework, case studies, and take tests, etc. provided for in the study course. It is also obligatory to pass the examination/credit test. In case of receiving a certificate, there is no need to pass the examination/credit test.
Academic certificate – a document drawn up by a higher education institution at the request of a student, in which all information about the student’s course of studies is presented, including the academic staff, the study courses acquired and final assessments.
Certificate – a document that confirms a fact. In this particular case – the process of acquiring a specific study course.