About the profession
The focus of professional activity for postgraduates in this program includes theoretical and practical application human right’s enforcement in the field of IT, as well as understanding the basics of the legal foundation and development of an ‘information society’ in the Russian Federation, at state and global levels.
The Postgraduate course for the Institute of Law at RUDN University is implemented in compliance with the general strategy of RUDN University as an internationally-oriented research university, closely cooperating with universities abroad. Postgraduate academic mobility is quickly developing, as well as exchange programs with universities abroad (European countries and China).
Postgraduates also have an opportunity to publish their articles in a prestigious scientific journal recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation – Vestnik Rossijskogo universiteta družby narodov. Seriâ Ûridičeskie nauki (“Bulletin of Russian Peoples’ Friendship University. Series Law”). Postgraduates participate in grant research projects supported by the Institute of Law of RUDN university.
- legal regime of information;
- IT environment,
- IT technologies and IT systems as objects of legal regulation;
- formation of a legal basis for an information-oriented society,
- informational legal culture, e-government and e-commerce (electronic commerce);
- realization and protection of rights in IT sphere;
- legal support for information security, data protection and information infrastructure protection;
- prevention and detection of offence and responsibility for violation of the information laws.
Practical training is a mandatory component of the post-graduate curriculum. It consists of such practical activities as teaching specific subjects, class activity management, scientific and methodical work on a subject, and acquisition of necessary teaching skills. The aim of the teaching practicum is the study of pedagogical, educational and methodical work at the institutions of higher education, and mastering teaching skills in conducting classes on various subjects from the specialized curriculum. The main objective of the teaching practicum is to show the results of comprehensive psychological, pedagogical, socio-economic and IT readiness of a post-graduate for teaching activities. Post-graduates also have access to fieldwork in government agencies, as well as Russian and international companies.
The comprehensive character of the program will allow the graduating specialists to effectively work in government entities and business structures, dealing with telecommunications and information technologies, as well as in research centres of this area of expertise. Alumni of the postgraduate program should meet the demands of the market and companies that deal with IT technologies. Such lawyers should be real experts in the following types of law: cyber law, telecommunication law, information law, copyright law, and understand the processes taking place in law development.
Despite the fact that the information law postgraduate program at the Institute of Law is new, the overall impression is favorable: great professors, always ready to cooperate and support student’s viewpoint; the material is interesting and is delivered in plain language. During the studies and practical training I gained the primary professional skills, extended the knowledge in my field of expertise, received necessary practical experience. Social life and sports facilities in the Institute of Law will let everyone find something to their taste.
Postgraduate course at the Institute of Law of RUDN University is a wonderful educational experience, with considerate, understanding professors who present the material in an interesting form and give you moral support when needed. During the course of study we gain a lot of theoretical knowledge prerequisite to practical training. Studying information law, informational legal culture is important not only at work, but outside work too. Experience gained during the practical training helped to broaden our perspective. In fact, during the practical training we mastered the skills, which we had only heard of in theory. Our institute organizes various conferences: Zhidkov's readings, Blischenko’s readings etc. Postgraduates get an opportunity to get to know our area better, to find new acquaintances. Active participants in social life receive monetary reward, which is very useful to graduate and postgraduate students.
I was always attracted by information and law – a driving force that pushing the country and mankind forward, providing a resource and creating millions of jobs. Since my school years I have dreamed of doing something important and considerable for development of science and technology. When I first started thinking about where to study, and visited the campus of RUDN University, I understood it was where I wanted to be. As a postgraduate, I gained not only profound knowledge and priceless professional skill set, but a true university education which is set apart from other educational institutions. The ability to combine my own studies with teaching students helped me to develop great communication and organizational skills, and gave me new colleagues which provided me with a solid base for beginning my career.