Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminalistics
Jurisprudence appeared in antiquity. Since those times we have known Themis, the Goddess of justice. In Russia, jurisprudence as a science arose in the 18th century. Being a lawyer at that time meant being a practitioner in the full sense of the word. Lawyers of the time of Peter the Great were engaged in systematisation and ordering disparate, contradictory acts. The teaching of legal sciences in Russia was initially performed by German lawyers invited by Peter the Great but by the middle of the 18th century Russian professional lawyers took over. The publication of the Complete Collection of Laws and the Code of Laws of the Russian Empire and judicial reform of 1864 brought domestic jurisprudence to the new level. Currently, professional lawyers are in high demand. All branches of law are actively developing, and the market needs highly qualified specialists.
The intensive immersion in the profession is introduced in the first year. Students form a comprehensive understanding of the main institutions of criminal law and procedure, fundamental principles of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminalistics, qualification of crimes, sentencing and exemption from criminal liability and punishment, and criminal prosecution. In the course of study, students get acquainted with the general theory of forensics, forensic technology, forensic tactics, and methods. They study the directions of international cooperation in the crime investigation, as well as the theory and practice of international and foreign criminal law and criminal procedure.
Disciplines: Current Issues of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Criminal Punishment and Practice in its Application, Problems of Qualification of Crimes, Evidence Theory in Criminal Proceedings, Crimes in the Field of Economic Activity, Investigative Tactics, Theory of Criminal Law and Procedure, etc.
Business games help students understand the nuances of their future profession. Scientific seminars, subject discussions on topical issues, round tables and open lectures by leading experts in the field of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminology, communication with potential employers form the professional competencies of future specialists. In the fourth semester, students have the opportunity to practice at the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation and at the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation. The department has a forensic science room, a polygraph examiner's study room, equipped with all the necessary equipment for practical training.
The programme graduates have the opportunity to build a successful career in public prosecution service, investigative authorities, as well as at non-governmental organizations, private companies and legal associations, including:
1. Novikov and partners Bar association,
2. Murkshtis, Kalinenko and Partners Moscow Bar association,
3. Russian Railways JSC,
4. All-Russian social organization of the Russian Red Cross Society,
5. Legal Partnership Association of Lawyers (Moscow Bar Association),
6. Soyuzconsult LLC,
7. Galitsin Branch of Moscow Regional Bar Association (non-profit organization),
8. Koblev and Partners Law Office (non-profit partnership).