About the profession
“...educational institutions shall ensure that lawyers have appropriate education and training and be made aware of the ideals and ethical duties of the lawyer and of human rights and fundamental freedoms recognized by national and international law…”
Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers. Adopted by the Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Havana, Cuba, 27 August to 7 September 1990.
The Master’s degree “International Law” specialization program was opened in 1993 with participation of leading scientists in the sphere of international law, such as prof. I. Blischenko, prof. V. Shatrov, prof. Yu. Barsegov, prof. N. Barchukova, prof. V. Kartashkin, and associate professor N. Petrenko. Well known not only in Russia but abroad experts in international law have been training both legal practitioners and legal scholars in the best fundamental traditions and in step with the times.
The Department of International Law offers students the possibility of completing a master's degree in international law, having almost 20 years of experience providing training of qualified specialists. The best specialists in theory and practice of international law implement this program. Among them are Merited Lawyer of the Russian Federation prof. V. Kartashkin, who is also a member of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and prof. A. Abashidzer, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
- Philosophy of Law
- History and Methodology of Legal Science
- Comparative Law
- Foreign Language
- Topical Issues of International Law
- Foreign Language for Lawyers
- Law of International Organizations
- International Maritime Law
- International Economic Law
- International Protection of Human Rights
- International Environmental Law
- International Air Law
- International Space Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Judicial Institutions
- Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
- International Law: Migration, Refugees
- Diplomatic and Consular Law
- European Union Law
- International Medical Law
- International Criminal Law
Traditionally, all students of Master’s Degree specialization program “International Law” undergo practical training at the Department of International Law in the form of a teaching practicum. Among other places for practical training are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications, the State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Such training is very important for acquiring practical knowledge in the sphere of international law, as well as business communication in international organizations.
Knowledge acquired in the process of study on the master’s degree specialization program “International Law” may apply for work in international organizations, embassies, consulates, in public service (for example, in the Office of the Russian Federation Representative at European Court of Human Rights under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation); as well as in facilitating the filing of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights, International Tribunals, the Registry of the International Court of Justice, etc.
The years of studying for Master’s degree pass very quickly, in a blur. Two years turned into one moment, and it seemed that just yesterday, applying for the LL.M. program, I was bitterly thinking: "Studying again… After 4 years of studies for a Bachelor’s Degree I need to get down to textbooks and lecture notes again…” But in fact it turned out that while working on your LL.M. time flies! Despite being very busy at work I come to my dear university day after day trying not to skip a single class, not to miss a single word from my professors. Studying for your LL.M. gives you a precious chance to deepen knowledge in the branch of law which interests you most. In my case it is international law
Master's Degree Students have a unique opportunity to solidify and develop their professional knowledge gained during this course through training in government entities of your specialization and in offices of international organizations.
Studying under the master’s degree specialization program “International Law” at RUDN University provides students with a deep understanding of specific features of this branch of law, and provides a broader outlook to current problems of international law and domestic policies of different countries