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 offered in Tallinn and in Helsinki. Courses are scheduled on weekdays in Tallinn and 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 compulsory practical training – 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.