Civil Law, Family Law, Private International Law
No doubt that in modern society, a lawyer specializing in civil law issues is in demand, because he/she has a wide range of knowledge and skills in the field of private law, determining the applicable law, resolving disputes, and using computer technology in jurisprudence.
Training in this programme involves mastering the skills in two universities (50% of studies are completed at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and another 50% are held at the Belarusian State University). The purpose of this programme is to form deep and systematic knowledge in such areas of modern legal training as civil law, business law, family law and private international law. The main focus of the training is on mastering the Russian and foreign civil legislation, its institutions and sub-sectors, as well as Russian and foreign experience in resolving private law disputes. The main objective of the programme is to assist graduate students in the formation of research skills in the field of civil law relations. Upon completion of the programme, it is expected to receive two diplomas. One is the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia diploma and the other is the Belarusian State University diploma.
Business games in the format of “Live Law”, “School of Clinicians”, inter-university business scientific game “All life Online?” help students understand the nuances of their future profession. It is mandatory to carry out legal counselling. At the student's choice, this may involve consulting individuals on the Internet on the Legal Clinic platform, or an internship in the courts of Moscow and the Moscow Region, and an internship in a law firm (after an interview). Within 6 weeks, students have the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge in practice: to take part in negotiations with persons applying for legal assistance, to draw up legal documents, including procedural documents. Along with this, internships are provided at a partner university — in the Belarusian State University.
The acquired fundamental knowledge and research skills allow graduates to do further research in the field of theory and history of law and state, comparative law, as well as in other legal fields. The graduates have the opportunity to successfully engage in analytical work for government agencies, including the federal level (in the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, etc.), large law firms, international organizations, as well as to continue doing research and teaching at Russian and foreign universities.