How to become an in-demand international lawyer while getting two degrees at the same time Explained by the RANEPA Institute of Law and National Security (ILNS)
The RANEPA Institute of Law and National Security in cooperation with the European Law and Governance School of the European Public Law Organization implements the “Global Integration Law with Advanced Study of a Foreign Language (Regional Language)” Bachelor’s program. Read our article to find out what the highlights of the program are and what career opportunities are open to graduates.
What makes the “Global Integration Law with Advanced Study of a Foreign Language (Regional Language)” program unique?
The main feature of the program is that it’s the only full-fledged integrated program in RANEPA that allows becoming the Bachelor of International Law.
All its graduates receive 2 degrees: the RANEPA degree and the degree of the foreign partner university — the European Law and Governance School of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO).
The EPLO is not just a partner university, it is a globally recognized international law organization. It brings together leading European and world universities and has observer status at the UN General Assembly.
From the very first year, some of the disciplines are taught in English by European teachers and specialists from international organizations.
The program also requires to learn two foreign languages from the very first year. The first language is English and the second one is chosen by the student out of four languages offered: Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.
What exactly am I going to learn here?
Students study the law of the European Union and Eurasian Economic Union, legal aspects of state interaction in economic unions of the Pacific region, Latin America, Africa, North American trade agreements as well as dispute resolution in international courts.
Students are also trained in holding negotiations and comparative analysis of legal regulation. As practice, they solve specific court cases.
What will be the degree title?
The Russian diploma will indicate the degree level (Bachelor) and the “Jurisprudence” academic discipline. In the European diploma, the LLB Bachelor of Law degree will be specified.
Who are the teachers? How is the training organized? Are there any subjects in a foreign language?
Many teachers involved in the program are practicing Russian lawyers.
European lecturers from partner universities and employees of the Eurasian Economic Commission, EPLO, UN and ECHR are involved in students’ training.
From the very first year, the students start studying disciplines both in Russian and English. This approach enables you to improve your foreign language skills throughout all the time of education and introduces you to the circle of European international lawyers, providing an opportunity of internship, further education and employment both in Russia and abroad.
The program is implemented in a module format. One of the modules is studied at the EPLO’s Headquarters in Athens, Greece, during the fourth year of education.
Students undertake internships both in Russian organizations and in international ones abroad.
And what will my job be?
Graduates of the Global Integration Law program are in demand in
Russian government bodies in charge of international economic activity, legal and international departments of major Russian and foreign corporations, institutions of the Eurasian Economic Union, bodies of the Eurasian Development Bank and international organizations.
How does one enroll in the program?
Three USEs are required for admission: social studies, Russian language and either history or foreign language. Training is in full-time form.