Rolands Zigurs Educates Law Students in Art Law

29 May 2019

Rolands Žīgurs, Senior Associate at BDO Law, lead the second academic “Art Law” course in Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL). The length of this Bachelor degree course was 30 academic hours.

Students were introduced to the basics of copyright, artistic expression and limits thereof, legal issues involving art collectors, museums, and galleries, pressing legal issues concerning contemporary art, as well as cultural property law, and the fate of works of art in wartime.

Rolands about the class: “Art Law in Latvia is still an underdeveloped field, and I am very happy to see enthusiastic students who are interested in this topic. That strengthens my belief that, with time, the rights of artists and other participants in the field of art will be enforced and protected more efficiently."

A very special thanks to Kate Zilgalve and Kristiana Viluma for their invaluable contribution that they brought to the class by sharing their experience about different practical and legal aspects concerning Art Law!”

“Rolands Zigurs – awesome lecturer overall. The class was being challenged with questions and cases in pretty much each of the lectures, which works very well for grabbing our attention. I think the people who attended all liked arguing about what the correct answers for questions were... so it worked out very well. The content of the course was also very well presented, easy to understand and clear. So, R. Zigurs ticked all the boxes for a great lecturer- explained clearly, answered to any and all questions in detail, challenged us, caught our attention,” – reviews a student from the course.

Another student says: “Would definitely choose to take the course again if there was such an opportunity. Rolands is an amazing lecturer, he is capable of making the lectures seem very effortless and interesting, explains the concepts of Art Law very well”.