School of Law offers 2 master's programmes and PhD studies in English. We also have a number of options for non-degree studies.
Master's programme in Information Technology Law as well as continuing education programme are taught in Tartu. Master's programme in International Law and Human Rights is offered in our campus in Tallinn.
Doctoral studies in Law take place in Tartu in English and in Estonian.
Why choose us?
Nr 1 in the Baltics: School of Law is the leading law school in the Baltics and among top 300 in the world (rated 251-300 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
Highly qualified academic staff: our academics are highly qualified experts who actively participate in shaping Estonia’s legal policy and development of legal thought;
History and traditions: School of Law is one of the four orginal faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated ever since 1632;
Successful alumni: our graduates are competitive in the job market home and abroad: 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia are our alumni;
International community with vibrant student life: University of Tartu has more than 1200 international students from over 90 countries and is known for its active student life;
Modern technology combined with case-based learning, legal traineeships and moot courts enriches the study experience at the School of Law.
Information Technology Law
The IT Law Programme prepares participating students for careers that demand an intricate knowledge about the law and legal methods applied in the fields of ICT and cybersecurity. The Master’s programme (ending with an official advanced law degree, Master of Arts in Law) is designed to provide both technical and practical legal skills for working as an IT lawyer.Read about studies in IT Law
International Law and Human Rights
International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. Master’s programme in International Law and Human Rights is offered in our campus in Tallinn.Read about studies
PhD in Law
The University of Tartu is the only university in Estonia to offer a PhD programme in law.Read about studies