The School of Law and Politics (SLP) at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) was established in its final form in 2007 with the merger of the master’s programs in Law and International Politics. This merger ultimately resulted from the creation at the Institute of the first English-language master’s programs in Law and International Affairs in Georgia in 2005.
SLP’s main goal is to train/produce diplomats, lawyers, state figures, governors and activists whose main task is to promote the values of liberal democracy and strengthen the power of the state.
The principles and methodology of teaching at the School of Law and Politics create a competitive environment that aims to prepare bachelor’s and master’s degree holders for successful careers. Students are given the freedom to choose elective courses and specialization (concentration) directions, allowing them to participate in the creation of courses of study that are tailored to their specific interests and career goals.
Though the programs at the School of Law and Politics were developed only a few years ago, the school has a high rate of graduate employment. This achievement is based on two circumstances: competitiveness of graduates (the skills and qualifications acquired at SLP) and opportunities for networking provided by the school (i.e., friends, professors, and lecturers who help graduates with useful information, mentorship, and recommendations). Our school’s graduates are in high demand in both the state and private sectors.
The School has four ongoing programs:
- Bachelor program in Law
- Master program in International Law
- Bachelor program in International Affairs
- Master program in International Affairs