Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES) was founded in 1995. Since then the Faculty has been delivering Master Degree and professional retraining programs. Since 2021, the Faculty's program has been validated by the University of Manchester, UK; the Faculty graduates are awarded the University of Manchester Ll.M diplomas.

The program is focused on comprehensive study of the most relevant legal science disciplines, considering requirements of the present-day Russian market of legal education. The Master of Laws Degree program is distinguished by its prominent comparative law researches and supranational approach to legal institutions and structures.

Details of Education Process

  • Customized training programs: students choose disciplines from a long list of courses.
  • All program courses are authentic. The Faculty’s lecturers are renowned scientists and experts, chief editors of leading legal publications.
  • Training is conducted in the evenings from 7 pm through 10 pm, thus combining studies with work is possible.
  • The most appropriate and high-profile cases are discussed in the classroom. All classes are designed as seminars and discussions, which helps to gain new knowledge, learn to support one’s point of view and look at the same things from a different perspective. The most relevant interpretations of essential knowledge, interpretation of the most pressing issues and the search for the most suitable solutions. These features help students learn how to give justify their opinion and see a super-task.
  • The focus of the educational program on comparative law researches allows us to understand the supranational and universal approaches of different jurisdictions, to see Russia’s place in the international environment. This helps to think comprehensively at a level of scientific generalizations and expand the horizon of how the law is understood.
  • The result of each course is a written course paper, i.e. an academic essay. All course papers are assessed anonymously by several lecturers, which ensures assessment objectivity and a comprehensive feedback.
  • Students master their academic English and Legal English, essential for professional communication and academic researches.
  • A democratic environment where students communicate with teachers during discussions and receive advice from the best experts. Students become part of a professional community made up of respected experts.

The Dean of the Faculty is Anton Selivanovsky, PhD, expert in the field of legal regulation of securities market, derivatives, and corporate governance.

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