Lawyer in the Field of Norm-Setting Activities

40.04.01In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Codification of Russian Law: Historical Background and Modern Times
  • Legal Regulation of Professional Sport
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Fundamentals of Rulemaking
  • Legal principles of Law-making and Law Enforcement
  • Public and Private Law in the Digital Age
  • Modern Doctrines and Policy of Judicial Interpretation
  • Legal Rulemaking: Theory and Practice
Our advantages

The programme is designed to train specialists who will be ready to conduct professional research and practical activities in the field of legal rule-making. Graduates will have the following competencies:

  • The study of normativity as a property of law and the basis for practical activities; the resolution of problems of the philosophy of legal normativity and human rights;
  • Development of historical and legal aspects of legal normativity and legal policy (lawmaking and law enforcement);
  • Drafting of normative and individual legal acts; preparation of other legal documents;
  • Preparation of expert opinions;
  • Speeches on legal issues, including in adversarial procedures;
  • Holding debates, business negotiations, mediation in order to reach a compromise by participants in a legal conflict; and
  • Legal advice to citizens.
  • The programme is not limited to possible areas of legal practice.
  • Lecturers of the programme are scholars recognised in Russia and abroad; authors of well-known and cited academic papers with high academic indexes; and practicing legal professionals.
  • The authors of the programme courses continue the traditions of the St Petersburg School of Philosophy and Theory of Law, which was established over two centuries ago.
  • The programme combines the classical course on traditional characteristics of law with the analysis of current legal challenges.
  • The programme includes courses aimed at studying practical regulatory problems in the context of digitalisation of society.
International relations
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • The University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Peking University (China)
  • Hanoi Law University (Vietnam)
Main areas of research
  • Codification of law
  • Internet law
  • Principles of law in law-making and law enforcement
  • Sports law (basketball, football, hockey)
  • Comparative law
  • Theory and philosophy of law and state
Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme can carry out professional legal activities in various areas:

  • conducting research in the field of lawmaking (legal rulemaking);
  • work in government agencies and municipalities engaged in the development and examination of draft regulatory legal acts; and
  • providing competent legal assistance and legal services.