Law, L.L.B.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4352 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    4352 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
, | ,
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.

About

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.

Why study with us?

Law encompasses the rules and regulations that govern our daily lives. Studying law develops one’s understanding of the levers of power in society, from the local, to the national, to the international level. Our program is designed to meet the challenges of a globalized world by giving students a classical legal education, while developing persuasive problem solving skills, and addressing topical legal issues such as the migrant crisis and climate change. Studying law at Tallinn University combines the theory with the practice - learning how to use and apply the law and pondering the timeless question of ‘what law is and what law ought to be’. Studying law develops one’s skills to become a lawyer by learning to think like a lawyer, which involves developing and refining problem solving skills, and learning - in a legal case - how to identify the issue, research the law, and apply the law. Learning to become a lawyer is not easy; it is a challenge. Our students are equipped with a skill set that is applicable for a career in the legal profession, and in a host of other professions in an increasingly globalized world - where mastering the rules is essential for success.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Basics of Law
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Basics of Economics
  • Basics of International Relations
  • Basics of Politics and Government
  • Finnish Law II
  • EU Law I
  • EU Law II
  • Finnish Law I
  • International Law I
  • International Law II

Audience

The law program is ideal for students who want to become lawyers, lawmakers, judges, and advocates for causes, as well as students who desire a career in business. Our students are a mixture of students who come straight from secondary school and students who have already obtained a bachelor, or even a master’s degree in another academic area. And our students are diverse, coming from all over the world, with different life experiences and backgrounds. 


English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Completed secondary education and possess university eligibility
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Entrance exam: The entrance exam consists of written assignment (written answers to the questions concerning their motivation and desire to study at the programme) and an interview with the admissions committee via Skype. Students must answer four questions on the application before an admissions interview with the admissions committee will be scheduled.
The evaluation of the student's performance on the exam will be discussed during the interview. At least 65% of the possible maximum results is expected for unconditional admission.Written assignment. Please submit a concise and exact answer (max 200 words per question) to the following four questions in the online application system Dream Apply under the Motivation letter section:
  1. Why do you want to study law?
  2. What area of law interests you the most and why?
  3. What do you think are a lawyer’s social responsibilities?
  4. How do you think the public views the legal profession?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4352 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2176 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4352 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2176 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.

Living costs for Tallinn

490 - 800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.