Faculty of Law

Dean: Professor Eugeny A.Sukhanov
International Students Office: phone/fax: +7-095-939-5195

General Information

The Faculty of Law of Moscow State University is the large centre of highly qualified legal training in Russia. It is the oldest faculty functioning from the University’s foundation in 1755.

Professors of the Faculty conduct broad research in different areas of law. Besides academic their activities include participation in elaborating of the legislation at the Federal Assambly of Russia, consulting both state and private bodies on different legal issues.

In order to meet the challenge of contemporary practice lawers should continually improve their professional level and be able to use their knowledge in courts. For these purposes the Faculty has all necessary human resourses and facilities: highly qualified professors and and associate professors, modern scientific library, Buro of Legal Data-base, Laboratory of Criminalistics, Laboratory of Legal Informatics and Cybernetics and Computer Laboratory.


  • Administrative and Financial Law
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Legal History
  • Commercial Law and Basics of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminalistics
  • International Law
  • Business Law
  • Legal Theory and Politology
  • Labour Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Criminal Procedure Law
  • Environmental and Land Law


  • Legal Informatics and Cybernetics
  • Social Legal Investigations and Comparative Jurisprudence
  • Buro of Legal Data-base

Bachelour and Master Degrees

5 years full time

Direction: Jurisprudence

General Courses

  • History of Russia
  • Theory of Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Logic
  • History and Theory of Religion
  • Political Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Latin Language
  • Russian Language
  • Legal Theory
  • Legal History of Russia
  • International Legal History
  • History of Political and Legal Thoughts
  • Municipal Law
  • Constitutional Law of Russian Federation
  • Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries
  • Administrative Law
  • Financial Law
  • Public International Law
  • Roman Law
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Family Law
  • Labour Law
  • Land Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Procurator’s Supervision in the Russian Federation
  • Law-Enforcement Bodies in the Russian Federation
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminalistics
  • Penitentiary Law
  • Private International Law
  • Social Security Law
  • Forensic Book-keeping

Special Courses

Public Law (Departments: Administrative and Financial Law, Legal Theory and Politology, Legal History, Constitutional Law, International Law)

  • Problems of Development of the Russian State System
  • Constitutional Foundations of Political Evolution in Russia
  • Legal Acts of Legislative and Executive Authorities *

Civil Law (Departments: Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Commercial Law and Basics of Law, Business Law, Environmental and Land Law, Labour Law)

  • Civil and Commercial Law in Foreign Countries
  • Civil Procedure in Commercial Courts
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Legal Regulation of Foreign Economic Activities
  • Legal Regulation of Securities *

Criminal Law (Departments: Criminal Law and Criminology, Criminal Procedure Law, Criminalistics)

  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Legal Statistics
  • Current Problems of Organized Crime
  • New Criminal Code of the Russian Federation *
  • General special subjects are indicated only. The others are the subject to change yearly.

Master Degree

2 years full time


  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Business Law

Main Courses

Civil Law

  • Legal Theory
  • Russian Language
  • Civil Law
  • Legal Entities
  • Insurance Law
  • Company Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Private Law
  • Banking Law
  • Contract Law Technics

Criminal Law

  • Legal Theory
  • Russian Language
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Current Problems of Organized Crime
  • New Criminal Code of the Russian Federation
  • Criminal Law in Foreign Countries
  • Economical Crime
  • Crime against Property

International Law

  • Legal Theory
  • Russian Language
  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  • Human Rights and International Law
  • Territory in International Law
  • Law of International Agreements
  • European Law
  • Law of International Organizations
  • Legal Regulation International Investments

Constitutional Law

  • Legal Theory
  • Russian Language
  • Constitutional Law of Russian Federation
  • Municipal Law
  • Theory and Practice of Russian Parliamentarism
  • Business Activities of Public Authorities
  • Presidency in the Russian Federation and in Foreign Countries
  • Constitutional Court in the Russian Federation
  • Comparative Parliamentarism
  • European Law
  • Constitutional Developments in the Newly Independent States

Business Law

  • Legal Theory
  • Russian Language
  • Business Law
  • Current Statute and Case Law Developments of the Business Law
  • Competition Law
  • Law of Privatiozation
  • Safety and Securization of Business Activities
  • Law of Bank and Currency Regulations
  • Management and Law

PhD Degree

3 years full time, 4 years part time


  • Legal Theory; Legal History; History of Political and Legal Thought
  • Constitutional Law; Public Administration; Administrative Law; Municipal Law
  • Civil Law; Family Law; Civil Procedure Law; Private International Law
  • Business Law; Civil Procedure in Commercial Courts
  • Labour Law; Social Security Law
  • Law of Natural Resources; Agrarian Law; Environmental Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminology; Penitentiary Law
  • Criminal Procedure Law and Criminalistics; Theory of the Operational Search Actions
  • Public International Law
  • Judicial System; Office of Public Prosecutor; Bar; Notarial Bodies
  • Financial Law; Budget Law; Tax Law; Banking Law; Securities Law; Audit Law
  • Legal Acpects of Social and Economic Management; Legal Informatics; Application of Mathematic and Computing Methods to Legal Practice