The globalised world expects lawyers to know the laws of other countries and to have the skill of finding the best solution for cross-border disputes. You can safely say that a lawyer who wishes to succeed nowadays must definitely know international law.
The demand for lawyers specialising in technology law is also increasing. The digital and technological world is developing at a rapid pace and the regulation of information technology and intellectual property is becoming increasingly more important. Knowing international law creates a strong base on which to study technology and law.
Who will you become after graduation?
Upon obtaining your Bachelor’s degree, you will acquire the most important basic judicial knowledge. This will allow you to work at an international company or as a lawyer at a law office.
In international relations, you will acquire the skills to evaluate the effect of international relations on the contemporary society in addition to basic judicial knowledge. This creates a good basis for working in a diplomatic position, as a coordinator of EU and external relations in a state office or in the field of international entrepreneurship.
As a holder of a Bachelor’s degree, there are still certain legal decisions you cannot make. Therefore, we recommend you continue your studies at the Master’s level, as that will grant you a higher professional qualification as well as broader and more interesting job opportunities. With a Master’s degree, you can work as a lawyer, prosecutor or judge, be a diplomat or a coordinator of external relations at an Estonian administrative agency or in international entrepreneurship.
In the Master’s programmes of TalTech, you can specialise in Law and Technology, EU and International Law or International Relations.
PwC Legal, Google, Telia, Microsoft
I was a TalTech student in the Legislative Drafting course and most importantly, Alternative Dispute Resolution. ADR course sparked my interest towards dispute resolution, which is one of the reasons I studied also arbitration in Nottingham. Things I learned in ADR and in Legislative Drafting really helped me in my interview to European Chemicals Agency, where I currently work in Dispute Resolution team. My job is to resolve data sharing disputes of companies importing or manufacturing chemicals in the EU, and draft the decisions as well. Just wanted to let you know how great impact your teaching has had on my career, and say thank you. I don’t think that without ADR course I would be where I am right now.
Student of the Law programme
The reason why I chose TalTech University was because of its international approach to legal education, coupled with an international student body. Looking back, as a current Stanford Law School graduate student, having worked in international law firms, and in-house legal departments of leading technology companies, I can say that many of those opportunities would not have been there if not for my studies in TalTech. The way that the programme encourages students to think outside the context of their own country teaches an especially valuable lesson. I can highly recommend studying in TalTech for everyone who is willing to embrace an international career path.
Alumnus of the Law programme