TalTech’s law programme introduces future lawyers to the specifics of common and civil law, cultivating difference makers at the national, EU and international levels.
Our law programme:
- provides a thorough understanding of the mechanisms and systems of national and international law, enabling you upon graduation to navigate autonomously through the types of legal matters you will later focus on in your work;
- offers learning in a multi-cultural environment that is guided by highly qualified academics with PhDs and experienced professionals from all around the world;
- provides a firm foundation upon which to continue studies in any kind of master’s programme in law, especially in programmes taught in English and specialising in technology law or business law;
- makes studies informative and engaging thanks to small group sizes, hybrid-learning availability and participation in moot court competitions.
The programme is a classical law programme that teaches the basics of law and covering legal theory, private law, public law, and with a specialisation in EU law and international law. Based on personal interests, you can choose between many optional courses. Traditional branches of law like constitutional law, contract law, property law, criminal law, etc., are taught by comparative analysis of different states’ law s, with a strong emphasis on law and technology and law and business. At the end of the programme, you have to write and successfully defend your final thesis. The programme also entails an internship, and you can participate in international moot court competitions. Upon graduation, you will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in law with a specialisation in EU and international law.
Curriculum outline (180 ECT credits):
- General Studies (21 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as Sustainable Development and Legal Aspects of Environmental Protection, IT foundations I and II, Statistics and Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
- EU and International Law (18 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as EU Law, Comparative Private Law and International Private Law, Public International Law.
- Basic Law Subjects (33 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law, Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Legal Syllogism and the General Part of Civil Law Systems, Introduction to Property Law and Intellectual Property Law, Foundations of European Contract Law.
- Legal Theory and Methods (12 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as Foundations of Law and Legal Theory, Legal Research, Argumentation and Writing.
- Specific Courses of EU and International Law (30 ECT credits) – Data Protection Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, EU Internal Market and Competition Law, International Competition Law and Cyber Conflicts.
- Practical Law (6 ECT credits) – either Legal Internship or Moot Court participation.
- Optional Courses (42 ECT credits) – Legal Toolkit for Start-ups, Basics of Technology Law, Contract Negotiating and Drafting, Rights, Obligations and Liability of Actors on the Internet and Consumer Protection Law etc.
- Free electives (6 ECT credits) – students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered at the university.
- Graduation thesis (12 ECT credits) – individual legal research on a topic chosen by the student.