Legal Operations Specialist

Duration of programme:
1 year
Study Load:
60 ECVET credit points
Type of programme:
Level 5 vocational education, continuing vocational training (EstQF, level 5)
Programme format:
Part-time programme. Sessions take place in a flexible format once a month from Wednesday to Saturday and are suitable for an employed person.

As a legal operations specialist at Tallinn School of Economics, you will learn to establish the legal position of a small enterprise as well as identify any business situations where the services of an outside counsel might be required.

You will be able to grasp the true meaning behind the complicated legal jargon of contracts and to act in the best interest of your company and staff.  You will know how to avoid various legal pitfalls and to run afoul of the law as a result of ignorance.

Upon completion of your studies, you will have acquired the necessary expertise for running a successful business, undertaking a variety of legal transactions, presenting and defending your position in several professional settings and assuming responsibility for the teams under your supervision.

Modules of the programme:

  1. The basics of protection of rights in an enterprise
  2. Protection of proprietary rights in entrepreneurship
  3. Protection of an enterprise’s rights in relations with the central and local governments


  • Competition law
  • Environmental law
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • International trade law
  • Applying for European Union grants
  • Securities and security transactions
  • Legalising artificial intelligence
  • English legal language
  • Russian legal language

A quarter of the study time is spent on practice training in a work environment.

Requirements for admission

The Legal Operations Specialist studies are available to persons holding at least qualification level 5 small entrepreneur’s profession or the relevant competencies and upper secondary education. The level of education is proven by a certificate of completion of studies in the related field. Competences can be proven by presenting a portfolio (read more in the admission regulations).

1 ECTS corresponds to 26 hours of student work, including contact learning, independent work, practical training and e-learning and, as well as a learning test.