From 1998 to 1999 — Dean of the Faculty of Law at St. Petersburg University.

Dismissed from the position of Dean. Order of Termination of Employment #669/1 issued August 30, 1999. In the course of a few days, followed by the claim of the SPbU faculty, the Order of SPbU Rector was suspended by a court decision. The Rector’s Order was withdrawn September 22, 1999 by Order #738/1. View >>>

From 1999 to 2010 — Dean, Faculty of Law, SPbU.

From 2006 to 2008 —Senior Vice Rector, SPbU.

In 2008 — elected as SPbU Rector at the Conference of SPbU Staff.

In 2009 — appointed as SPbU Rector by the Decree of the Russian President.

In 2014 — appointed as SPbU Rector for the next term of office by the Decree of the Russian President.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Nikolay Kropachev was born in Leningrad on February 8, 1959. 

In 1981 he graduated from Leningrad University. Professor V. S. Prokhorov was his thesis supervisor ('We concentrated on the discussion of most challenging issues. There was a hot dispute. From his first years at the University Nikolay had been much concerned with the issue of responsibility and justice. These concerns had been giving shape to his ideology and his outlook.'  Read more>>>

From 1981 to 1984 Nikolay Kropachev was a doctoral student at the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Leningrad University. In 1984, under the guidance of Professor N. A. Belyaev, he developed and defended his doctoral thesis titled ‘Criminal Matter’.

1985 — assistant lecturer, Department of Criminal Law,  Leningrad University. 1991 — senior lecturer and then associate professor. In 1993 Nikolay Kropachev was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor in Criminal Law. Since 2001 – full professor of the Department of Criminal Law. 

From 2000 to 2010 — Head of the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law.   

Since 1992 — Dean of the Special Faculty of Continuing Legal Education, St. Petersburg University.

From 1993 to 1998 — Senior Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law.

In 1996, initiated the first Russian project of computerisation of the courts aimed at the transparency in justice in St. Petersburg. Read more>>>     

In 1998 Nikolay Kropachev initiated the creation of the first legal clinic in Russia to provide free legal advice to disadvantaged people . 

In 1998 — elected as Dean of the Faculty of Law. 

In 1999 — dismissed as Dean. The Rector's Dismissal Order No. 669/1 was issued on August 30, 1999 and was withdrawn on September 22, 1999 by Order No. 738/1.

In 2000 Nikolay Kropachev defended a post-doctoral thesis titled ‘The Mechanism of Criminal Law Regulation’ and was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Law (sciences используется по отношению к Law?). In 2003 – Professor, Department of Criminal Law. His scope of academic interests includes education law, theory of state and law, criminology, and criminal law. These issues have been considered by Nikolay Kropachev in more than 70 research works and teaching manuals, including a number of monographs and textbooks.

From 2006 to 2008 — concurrently held two positions (SPbU Senior Vice Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Law). 

From September 2000 to September 2005 — Chairman of the Charter (Constitutional) Court of St. Petersburg. Read more>>>

 
Nikolay Kropachev has the rank of a 1st Class Full State Counsellor of St. Petersburg.  

In 2008 — elected as SPbU Rector at the Conference of SPbU Staff 

In 2009 — appointed as SPbU Rector by the Decree of the Russian President.

In 2014 — appointed as SPbU Rector for the next term by the Decree of the Russian President

Since 1996 — Vice President of the Interregional Association of Law Schools of Russia, Praesidium Member of the Association of Lawyers of Russia 

Since 2002 — Chairman of the Association of Lawyers of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region (a branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia)

Since 2003 — Member of the Presidential Council on Justice Improvement

From 2004 to 2008 — Praesidium Member of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation      

From 2007 to 2010 — Chairman of the Public Council under the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation  

 

Since 2008 — Praesidium Member of the Presidential Council for Science, Technology and Education 

Since 2010 — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

Since 2010 — Chairman of the Association of Leading Russian Universities      

Since 2010 — Deputy Chairman of the Russian Coordinating Committee of St. Petersburg Dialogue Forum

Since 2010 — Chairman of the Russian Coordinating Committee of Russia-Korea Dialogue Forum

Since 2011 — Chairman of the Council of the Rectors of the Northwestern Federal District Universities      

Member of the Presidential Commission for Management Personnel Pool

Since 2011 — Chairman of the Public Council under the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region

Since 2013 — Member of the Presidential Commission for Civil Service and Management Personnel Pool

Since 2014 — Member of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander Suvorov State Memorial Museum 

Since 2014 — Member of the Presidential Council for Grants aimed at the government support of young Russian scientists and leading schools of thought of the Russian Federation.

In 2015 — initiated the first Russian project of robot library at SPbU aimed at archiving and storing very large databases (under the memorandum of collaboration with Panasonic, University’s partner)

 

Awards and Honorary Titles:

1999 – A. F. Koni Medal (Order of the Russian Minister of Justice No. 257-k)

1999 – Honorary Certificate from the Russian Ministry of Education

2001 – Presidential Prize in Education

2004 – Order of Honour (Presidential Order No 147 of February 6, 2004)

2004 – lapel pin ‘Honorary Worker of Russian Justice’ (Order of the Russian Ministry of Justice No. 263-k)

2007 – Russian Government Prize in Education

2009 – Order of Merit for the Fatherland, Fourth Degree (Presidential Order No 131 of February 8, 2009)

2010 – lapel pin ‘Lawyer of the Year’ (Order of the Association of Lawyers of Russia No. 271 of November 26, 2010)

2010 – prize-winner certificate of the highest legal award ‘Lawyer of the Year’, the Legal Science and Education category.

2010 – A. F. Koni Medal (Order of the Russian Minister of Justice)

2010 – Honorary Certificate from the Russian Ministry of Education

2014 – Order of Merit for the Fatherland, Third Degree (Presidential Order No. 402 of June 4, 2014)

2015 – Russian Law Prize of M.M. Speransky


Professor Emeritus at Neofit Rilski South-West University, Bulgaria

Professor Emeritus at Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, Vietnam

 

ACADEMIC INTERESTS 

Nikolay Kropachev's scope of academic interests includes education law, theory of state and law, criminology, and criminal law. These issues have been considered by Professor Kropachev in more than 80 research works and teaching manuals, including a number of monographs and textbooks.

Publications:

The Mechanism of Criminal Law Regulation: Norms, Legal Relations, Responsibility. Monograph. 1989 (co-author)

Criminal Law at the Present Stage: Problems of Crime and Punishment. Monograph. 1992 (co-author)

Criminology. General Part. Textbook. 1992 (co-author)

The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation with Official Article-by-Article Commentary. 1994 (co-author)

Criminal Law. Special Part. Textbook. 1995 (co-author)

Criminal Legislation of the Russian Federation with a Comparative Analysis of Articles of the Criminal Code of Russia (1996) and the Criminal Code of the RSFSR (1960). 1996 (co-author)

Criminal Law Regulation: Mechanism and System. Monograph. 1999

The Mechanism of Criminal Law Regulation: Criminal Liability. Textbook. 2000 (co-author)

Criminology. Textbook. 2005 (academic editor and co-author)

Criminal Law in Russia. General Part. Textbook. 2006 (academic editor and co-author: Chapters ‘General Description of Criminal Law’ and ‘Criminal Liability: Grounds and Mechanism of Criminal Law Regulation’(выше по тексту вроде была структура of-phrase)

Commentary to Federal Law on the State Language of the Russian Federation. Part 1. Norms of Contemporary Russian Literary Language as the State Language: Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of Contemporary Russian. 2007 (head of project)

Language Cannot Be Partially Banned: The Russian Project is Incomplete without (предлоги с маленькой буквы?) the Vernacular. // Izvestiya, No. 139. 2007 (co-author)  

Commentary to Federal Law on the State Language of the Russian Federation. Part 1. Doctrinal and regulatory commentary. 2009   

Criminal Law of Russia. Special Part. Textbook. St. Petersburg University. 2010 (co-author and editor: Chapters ‘General Description of the Special Part of Criminal Law’ and ‘Crimes against (предлоги с маленькой буквы?) Individual Human Rights and Freedoms of Citizens Granted by Constitution’) 

The Notion of International Terrorism // Izvestiya Vuzov, Science of Law, No 1. 2010 (co-author)

Russian Law in brief. Digest for foreign investors. Monograph. St. Petersburg University. 2010 (co-author)

Commentary to Federal Law on the State Language of the Russian Federation. Part 2. Standards of the modern Russian language as a state language. (Comprehensive regulatory dictionary of the modern Russian language). Book 1 (A-M), Book 2 (N-Ya, A-Z)). 2012

 

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