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Faculty of Computer Science, Economics, and Social Sciences
Bachelor's Programme in Law
The Law programme is grounded in classical jurisprudence supplemented by a wide range of legal and academic disciplines that form additional competencies. It aims to prepare highly qualified lawyers with fundamental legal training and competencies in foreign languages and legal technologies. The programme is continually updated in accordance with the most relevant development vectors in jurisprudence and legal practice. Graduates will have competencies related to: drafting legal documents, developing local acts and documents and offering legal expertise on them, conducting economic and legal analyses of projects, organising and monitoring claims work, public service, providing legal support for the activities of state and municipal authorities, law enforcement, etc.
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
What will I study?
Education is based on the principles of combining classical jurisprudence and new areas of legal regulation, the study of new technologies, theory and practice. During the 1st year, students get acquainted with basic disciplines, such as:
Theory of Government and Rights;
History of State and Law;
Civil and Civil Procedural Law;
Constitutional and Municipal Law and others.
During the 2nd year, branch disciplines are added to the general professional block:
Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law;
International Law and others.
Students of senior courses also study:
Social Security Law;
Economic Analysis of Law and others.
And also practice profoundly in one of the specializations:
Public and International Law
Corporate and Business Law
A more detailed list of disciplines is available in the "Training Сourses" section.
The advantages of the programme
World class education
HSE uses the best world experience in higher education when preparing students. Since 2017, the Higher School of Economics has been included in the QS - World University Ranking's by Subject, having taken a place in the group 151-200 in the Law section in 2019.
Diploma of the leading Russian university
All graduates of the Higher School of Economics, regardless of the campus they studied on, receive a single standard diploma from the Higher School of Economics. In addition, bachelors receive a European Diploma Supplement containing information about the education received, all final grades on a 10-point scale, and the translation of final grades into the ECTS scale in force in Europe. The document is drawn up in two languages — English and Russian and allows to continue education or work in the countries participating in the Bologna Process (48 countries) without a legal translation of the diploma.
Competences of the "second" profession
In addition to studying professional disciplines within the framework of the programme, students have the opportunity to master the "second" profession. Minor is a combination of four disciplines that are not related to the main area of training. It allows students to gain basic knowledge in other subject areas (IT, finance, management, language and communications).
Current methods of training lawyers
The teaching system uses the best modern educational methods, including gaming trials, business games, trainings, as well as a combination of individual and teamwork.
Strong teaching staff and practice-oriented approach
More than 80% of professors involved in the implementation of the educational programme are candidates and doctors of science. Several classes are taught by practicing lawyers, employees and heads of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. Students are provided with a wide range of places of internship from public authorities, including courts, the Investigative Committee, the prosecutor's office to legal departments in various companies and lawyer structures. The experience gained allows students to decide on the field of legal activity and in the future to confidently build a professional career.
Modern material and technical base
The university has excellent material and technical conditions for the training of specialists: spacious classrooms are fitted up with the modern equipment with the necessary software. During the learning process, multimedia technologies are widely used, including exclusive online lecture courses by leading Russian scientists.
In-depth study of the English language and academic mobility
Students actively study English, at the end of the 2nd year they pass an independent exam in English according to international standards. Thanks to this, they can continue their studies at foreign universities and work in the world's largest companies. It also provides the opportunity to learn a second language, including Chinese.
Students have the opportunity to study free of charge at other HSE campuses: in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. Duration — from one and a half months to a year. At the same time, students are provided with places in the dormitory for the period of residence in another city.
As part of the first year of study, students are invited to study fundamental disciplines that form the necessary theoretical basis for the subsequent development of special industry subjects: philosophy, history, theory of state and law, history of the domestic state and law, etc. The second year of study involves the transition to branch legal disciplines, the development of which is an integral element of higher legal education. Within the framework of lectures, seminars and practical classes, students study the specifics of the branches of the criminal law cycle, civil, civil procedural law, etc. It is important that it becomes possible to choose a minor as a discipline that allows to go beyond the legal specialty and study subjects related to other areas of knowledge.
The third and subsequent years of study are associated with the continuation of the development of both basic (mandatory) branch disciplines, and with the opportunity to form students’ own individual educational track by choosing the appropriate subjects. It is assumed that due to the educational practice, attendance at various events with the participation of speakers — practicing lawyers and previous training courses, the student has decided on the area of professional legal activity that interests him/her and is ready to form a pool of relevant academic disciplines.
In addition to attending classes and doing internships, students are offered pre-diploma internships at the final year of study — it is at this stage that the student can demonstrate the necessary professional and personal qualities and stay at the place of internship as an employee.
The educational programme also provides for mandatory project activities of various formats — research projects, service or applied ones. By choosing a project of interest, students can test their theoretical knowledge and oratory skills by preparing a scientific article and speaking at a conference, teamwork as part of participation in various legal competitions and games, cooperation with government agencies and NGOs, organizing and holding scientific events of the faculty.
"Law" bachelors have a strategic vision of law in solving various legal problems, possess professional competencies related to the development and drafting of legal documents, the organization of contractual work, the assessment of legal risks and the protection of entrepreneurs, building relationships with structural divisions of corporations, claims work, legal support for the activities of state and municipal authorities, legal services for individuals, etc. Law graduates who have gone through training in the field of economics and law are in demand in many segments of the legal services market: in the legal departments of commercial organizations, in state and local authorities, in courts, prosecutors, advocacy, and non-profit structures.
Prosecutor's Office of the Perm Region;
Investigative Committee of the Perm Region;
Law office "Ahmetov, Khozyaykin and Partners";
Court of Arbitration;
Other public authorities, local governments and private companies.
The Law offers 5 fee-paying places. You can apply to the programme on the basis of results of entrance examinations or the results of International Olympiad participation.
HSE University has taken first place in the ranking of entrepreneurial universities compiled by the ‘Expert’ analytical centre. In four years, the university has risen by five positions. This year, HSE University received the maximum number of points in the categories ‘Founders’, ‘Startups’ and ‘Investments’.