About the profession
The very word ‘jurist’ is a derivative from a Latin word ‘juris’, which means ‘law’. In this modern XXI century, ‘lawyer’ is a common term to denote any person dealing with law who has completed higher education in the legal sphere. A lawyer’s responsibilities include provision of legal advice both to companies and to their personnel; work with treaties and agreements, as well as local laws and regulations. Besides this, a lawyer endorses orders of the company’s leader, performs claim-related work and participates in litigation concerning the company as a third-party.
RUDN University's Institute of Law postgraduate program is implemented in compliance with the general strategy of RUDN University as an internationally oriented research university, closely cooperating with universities abroad. A postgraduate academic mobility program is quickly developing, as well as the postgraduate exchange programs with universities abroad (European countries and China). Students 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 realized by the Institute of Law of RUDN University.
The main focus is the study of labour and social security legislation, their institutes and sub-branches; as well as international practices in resolution of social or labour-related disputes or settlement of individual and collective labour disputes. The main task of the program is to assist post-graduate students in development of research skills in the sphere of labour law and social security law relations. Postgraduates study: Labor Law, Social Security Law, current problems of Labour Law, and current problems of Social Security Law.
Practical training is a mandatory component of the post-graduate curriculum. It consists of a number of practical activities such as teaching certain subjects, class activity management, scientific and methodical work on a subject, and acquisition of necessary teaching skills. The aim of teaching practicum is the study of basics of pedagogical, educational and methodical work at the institutions of higher education; mastering teaching skills in conducting classes on various subjects from the specialization curriculum. The main objective of teaching practicum is to show the results of comprehensive psychological, pedagogical, socio-economic and IT readiness of a post-graduate for teaching activities. Besides, post-graduates have access to fieldwork in government agencies, Russian and international companies.
The profound knowledge and research experience gained during the postgraduate course allow our alumni to conduct further research in constitutional law, comparative law as well as other branches of legal science. Alumni of the Institute of Law have an opportunity to do the analytical work in government entities, including the federal ones (the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation etc.), in large law offices, international organizations, as well as continue scientific and educational activities both at Russian and foreign universities.
The postgraduate curriculum provided me with a unique opportunity as it plunged into the world of science, where I chose the occupation which now engaged in professionally. The studies built my confidence in myself and the acquired knowledge, and enabled me to share this skill-set of knowledge and experience as a professional educator.
I take great pride in being a postgraduate. The calling card of our postgraduate course is not only the high level of professionalism characteristic of our professors, but their attentive attitude towards each postgraduate student as well.
The postgraduate curriculum of study is not only interaction with prominent representatives of the scientific society, but with representatives of law-enforcement bodies at different levels. This significantly extended the set of competences and allowed for the attainment of knowledge and skills of new professional activities.