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Qualification: Professional Master's Degree in Criminal Law, Lawyer (BSA)

Professional Master's Degree in Criminal Law, Lawyer (BSA)

Qualification Information

- to provide students with extensive theoretical knowledge, practical and research skills in the field of the science of law with specialization in the criminal law;

- to prepare highly qualified and competitive specialists in the science of law with specialization in the criminal law able to apply the obtained knowledge and skills in the state and municipal institutions, and non-governmental bodies, providing them with legal services; also able to integrate into the international labor market, having good knowledge of the Latvian legal system and extensive knowledge of the European Union legal system;

- to provide students with knowledge and expertise of the quality and level which after acquisition of the program allow them to continue their studies at a doctoral degree program or to work independently.



Competences:

1. Basic knowledge of:
1.1. computer science;
1.2. logic;
1.3. basics of scientific work;
1.4. basic principles of mediation;
1.5. psychology basics;
1.6. communication skills;
1.7. management theory basics;
1.8. Latin language basics.
2. Understanding of:
2.1. environmental law;
2.2. tax law;
2.3. records management;
2.4. Roman civil law;
2.5. maritime law;
2.6. general state science;
2.7. personal data protection law;
2.8. foreign legal history;
2.9. social rights;
2.10. municipal law;
2.11. Church law;
2.12. international trade law;
2.13. sociology of law;
2.14. competition law;
2.15. criminology;
2.16. forensic science;
2.17. professional terminology in the official language and two foreign languages.
3. Ability to apply knowledge of:
3.1. theory of law;
3.2. history of Latvian law;
3.3. philosophy of law;
3.4. constitutional rights;
3.5. administrative rights;
3.6. administrative proceedings;
3.7. general part of the civil law;
3.8. law of obligations;
3.9. rights in rem;
3.10. family law;
3.11. inheritance rights;
3.12. intellectual property rights;
3.13. commercial law;
3.14. labour law;
3.15. civil proceedings;
3.16. criminal law;
3.17. criminal proceedings;
3.18. law enforcement agencies;
3.19. European Union law;
3.20. public international law;
3.21. private international law;
3.22. professional ethics;
3.23. legal rhetoric (including art of speech);
3.24. official language;
3.25. two languages at the communication level, one of which is a European Union member state language.



Skills:

1. To identify and assess the relevant facts of a case (including the ability to collect, process, analyse and evaluate information, including evidence).
2. To analyse the eligibility of the relevant facts in accordance with the legal composition and draw a legal conclusion.
3. To substantiate and set out legal conclusions drawn.
4. To find the applicable laws.
5. To explore law-making historical facts, determine the objective of the law and its position in the legal system (ability to translate laws).
6. To carry out advancement of the law and effectively use other legal methods.
7. To establish a coherent and transparent structure of a legal document.
8. To form a proper structure of legal and other texts.
9. To manage, organize and supervise the work of subordinates.
10. To develop legal documents in accordance with the law and the interests of the parties.
11. To speak in public.
12. To carry out advocacy in criminal proceedings.
13. To perform public prosecution functions in criminal proceedings.
14. To perform representative functions in civil proceedings, administrative proceedings, the proceedings of the Constitutional Court and criminal proceedings.
15. To carry out advancement of civil proceedings, administrative proceedings, the proceedings of the Constitutional Court and criminal proceedings.
16. To adhere to the principles of professional ethics.
17. To use computer programs to perform activities of legal nature, in particular legal databases.
18. To be able to conduct research of scientific value in law.
19. To employ law innovation methods.
20. To have a good knowledge of Latvian, European and international legal systems.
21. To know the official language.
22. To know two languages at the communication level, one of which is a European Union member state language.
23. To use professional terminology in the official language and two foreign languages.



Knowledge:

1. To identify and assess the relevant facts of a case (including the ability to collect, process, analyse and evaluate information, including evidence).
2. To analyse the eligibility of the relevant facts in accordance with the legal composition and draw a legal conclusion.
3. To substantiate and set out legal conclusions drawn.
4. To find the applicable laws.
5. To explore law-making historical facts, determine the objective of the law and its position in the legal system (ability to translate laws).
6. To carry out advancement of the law and effectively use other legal methods.
7. To establish a coherent and transparent structure of a legal document.
8. To form a proper structure of legal and other texts.
9. To manage, organize and supervise the work of subordinates.
10. To develop legal documents in accordance with the law and the interests of the parties.
11. To speak in public.
12. To carry out advocacy in criminal proceedings.
13. To perform public prosecution functions in criminal proceedings.
14. To perform representative functions in civil proceedings, administrative proceedings, the proceedings of the Constitutional Court and criminal proceedings.
15. To carry out advancement of civil proceedings, administrative proceedings, the proceedings of the Constitutional Court and criminal proceedings.
16. To adhere to the principles of professional ethics.
17. To use computer programs to perform activities of legal nature, in particular legal databases.
18. To be able to conduct research of scientific value in law.
19. To employ law innovation methods.
20. To have a good knowledge of Latvian, European and international legal systems.
21. To know the official language.
22. To know two languages at the communication level, one of which is a European Union member state language.
23. To use professional terminology in the official language and two foreign languages.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
7
Awarding body: 

- Baltic International Academy

Awarding body contact info: 

LOMONOSOVA IELA 4, RĪGA, LV-1003
Tālr.: 67100554
Fakss: 67100554
E-pasts: vocish@bsa.edu.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Lawyer (2611 01)

Access requirements: 

Higher education qualification of LQF level 6 (bachelor, professional bachelor or professional higher education qualification) in the same or compatible branch of science or professional field of higher education, as well as a certain professional experience laid down by higher education institution

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)