Objective(s) of a study programme:
The objective of the Law and Finance program is:
to prepare qualified lawyers and specialists of law with good knowledge in Lithuanian law and country's financial system, also international and European legal knowledge, who are able effectively and ethically advise and represent clients in disputes, make decisions and implement them,who are easily adaptable to work in the transnational organizations and companies of the financial system in the European Union, countries with continental and common law traditions.
After finishing the Law and Finance study program students should be able to:
1) explain, apply, analyse and evaluate the principles of the financial system and its components operation, the principles and the content of all major branches and institutes of law in the context of the national and international regulation;
2) apply the law, legal practice, principles of law and the financial data in the judicial processes, interpret and apply the law in accordance with scientific knowledge in law and finances;
3) argue, write an essay, formulate practical and scientific tasks and conclusions, using databases of legal and financial information and a variety of modern information technologies;
4)plan, organize and control activities and time working individually and in a team, communicating and collaborating with other experts;
5) in accordance to the legal point of view to analyze and evaluate the human and social as well as financial institutions, behavior, the contents of the various texts, their versatility, adaptability and relevance, to resolve disputes and make reasoned decisions;
6) be impartial, sensitive to others and to the environment, to reconcile divergent interests and act in accordance with established standards of professional conduct;
7) think consistently, logically, critically and learn continuously and effectively.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures; analysis of practical situations and cases; discussions; resolution of the issues raised; study and analysis of literature; solving of concrete problems in groups; preparation of oral presentations, essays, term, final and other papers.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
The University uses a cumulative score of the study assessment system. Student learning outcomes are assessed in colloquia and other interim report (the test, homework, individual assignments) and exam, also testing, analysis of presentations, summary and the critical evaluation of workshops, analysis and critical evaluation of the oral presentation and discussion observation are used. If the course is taught in an intensive way, the achievements are assessed solely with the final exam.
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The programme is composed of two parts - 19 % of which are the part of the general university education (46 credits), 81 % of the program designed for specialized study subjects (194 credits). The latter part consists of the legal subjects of the program (158 credits) : Legal Theory, Constitutional Law, Legal History, Labour Law, European Union Law I: Institutional Law, Civil Law I, Civil Procedure Law I , Criminal Law: general part, Law of Criminal Procedure I, Administrative Law and Process I, International Public Law, Civil Law II, Civil Procedure Law II , Law of Criminal Procedure II, Administrative Law and Procedure II, Finance Law, Tax Law, Enterprise Law, European Union Law II: the material law, Criminal Law: Special Part I , Criminal law: Special Part II, Civil Law III, Bankruptcy Law, Legal ethics. Finance subjects (36 credits): Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Fundamentals of Finance, Financial Accounting, Corporate Financial Management, Public Finance, and 16 credits of thesis preparation and 16 credits of professional practice.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Interdisciplinary approach, applied nature, focus on professional ethics.