University description (as per official university website)
Tallinn Law School continues the tradition of 12 years of legal studies and research, which began at Concordia International University Estonia and continued at Audentes University until it merged with Tallinn University of Technology (read more). Currently there are ca 600 students studying law at TUT, out of which ca 150 study in English.
The structure of TLS is divided into three Chairs and one Centre:
Chair of Public Law
Jean Monnet Chair of European Law
Chair of Law and Technology
Human Rights Centre
With more than 10 years of experience in delivering English-language international studies in law in Bachelor and Master levels, Tallinn Law School is unique in the region. TLS gives you universal skills and knowledge to continue your educational path anywhere in the world.
Watch Acting Director Tanel Kerikmäe state some of the reasons you might consider TLS for your studies:
10 reasons to choose Tallinn Law School for your studies
European law, technology law and public law emphasised,
International students and instructors,
Full English-language Bachelor and Master programs unique in the region,
Full accreditation and international recognition,
Great basis to start a career in international organisations, law firms and public service,
Use of virtual studies to complement lectures and seminars,
Participation in international moot court competitions,
Erasmus student exchange with top European universities,
Successful alumni all around the world,
Tallinn is a vibrant and dynamic European capital to live in during the studies
Academic Programs at TLS
You can study in Estonian or English in Bachelor or Master level at Tallinn Law School. Academic programmes and course descriptions are also available at the TUT Study Information System.
The 3-year Bachelor programme (180 European credit points) gives to the students a possibility to employ modern techniques of legal interpretation and implementation, and understand the interrelations between different legal systems.
The programme is offered entirely in English or Estonian (or you can mix both) and the lectures take place during the week (from Monday to Thursday). Distance learning is available only in Estonian and takes place during alternating weekends.
After successful completion of the studies, students receive a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, which allows them access to studies in the Master level. The programme is fully accredited by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. It has also passed transitional evaluation, which gives Tallinn University of Technology the right to teach law in Bachelor level.
View the curriculum based on specialization:
European Union, international and comparative law (in English), or
Estonian private and public law (in Estonian).
The 2-year Master programme (120 European credit points) is designed for students who have already completed an 180 ECP Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences or a comparable degree.
The programme is offered entirely in English during daytime studies. We also have a full Master program in Estonian, which is also delivered also in distance learning during weekends.
After successful completion of the programme, students receive a degree of Master of Arts in Law, which allows them access to positions within the legal profession as well as Doctoral studies. The program is fully accredited by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. It has also passed transitional evaluation, which gives Tallinn University of Technology the right to teach law in Master level.
View curriculum according to specialization:
European Union law (in English)
international and comparative law (in English)
Estonian public law (in Estonian)
Estonian private law (in Estonian)
Admissions to the 1-year Master programme have been cancelled. However, previous studies can be taken into account in the fulfilment of the 2-year programme.
TLS currently does not have a doctoral programme. However, there are plans to open doctoral studies within few years.