A lawyer in the field of public international law is a specialist dealing with issues of various areas of public international law; they are in demand in national legislative and executive authorities (parliaments, ministries, departments), structures of international organisations (UN, UNESCO, WHO, etc.), non-governmental organisations, diplomatic institutions, universities, transnational corporations, human rights organisations, etc.
RUDN has profound experience in training specialists in the field of International Law. Since the time of its foundation, the university has been training international lawyers.
The programme provides for in-depth study of the basic course of public international law within three semesters, the third semester being purely practical. From the first semester of the first year of study, students master the History of International Law, Modern International Relations, Law of International Organizations and Law of International Treaties.
The programme provides for the students to study at least two foreign languages.
During the course of studies, students have the opportunity to use the interuniversity resource center with unique literature on international law, including English sources and the material in other official languages of the United Nations.
The Department of International Law of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia provides internship on the basis of the department itself, provides support to students applying for internships at foreign universities, international organizations and companies, and also has a number of signed agreements with international organizations, ministries and departments, such as Intersputnik International Organization for Space Communications, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Representation in the Russian Federation), Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova , Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Russian Red Cross, St. Petersburg Research Center for Environmental Safety of the Russian Academy of Sciences, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society , Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Federal Institute of Mediation.
The graduates of the programme are in demand in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN human rights treaty bodies, IAEA, UNAIDS, FAO, UNESCO, national parliaments, ministries, departments, permanent representations to international organizations, legal associations, international law firms, transnational corporations, the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization (EUTELSAT) and in other organizations.