WHY INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION LAW STUDY PROGRAMME AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?
- Faculty of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in Lithuania.
- Programme designed of most relevant and up-to-date courses.
- Students are entitled to participate at international conferences and other academic events.
- Outstanding professors.
The purpose of the study programme is to train legal experts and legal service professionals with the comprehensive and profound knowledge about international, international-regional and European Union legal norms that influence the most important areas of national legal systems, as well as development, interpretation and application practice of these legal norms; abilities to identify, analyse and solve complex problems related to law-making and legal application in the contexts of international and European Union law; abilities to apply the acquired knowledge in professional practice in an innovative and integral way in order to settle disputes and legal conflicts that arise in international environment; critical approach and skills to carry out independent research and provide suggestions based on scientific analysis.
Programme designed of most relevant and up-to-date courses which lasts three semesters (1.5 years). In the first and the second semester students shall have to complete 3 compulsory and 2 optional courses. The compulsory courses aim at providing thorough knowledge in different legal systems as well as offering an overview of fundamental legal norms and techniques of their practical application. Optional courses provide an opportunity to choose an individual area of study according to the student’s individual needs and interests and to lay the foundations for analytical research work. Each course includes lectures as well as practical instruction time (workshops and seminars). During the third-semester a Master Thesis on a scientifically and/or practically relevant topic demonstrating the student’s analytical skills shall be prepared.
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives an opportunity to do internship abroad.
The qualification enables graduates to be legal experts (advisers) to both public and private entities, engage themselves as problem analysts or researchers in academic institutions as well as to work in all major legal professions in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and companies. A possibility of holding an office in regulated professions (judges, solicitors, prosecutors, civil servants etc.) will depend on qualification requirements applicable in a particular country and the recognition of foreign studies.
Graduates of the programme will be able to pursue academic career in Lithuania and abroad in continuing their postgraduate studies in PhD programme in social sciences.