How to master the law Explained by the RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS)

26 July 2021
How to master the law Explained by the RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS)

The Graduate School of Law of the RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS) implements the “Jurisprudence — Legal Liberal Arts” (LLA) Bachelor’s program. What scope of duties will the students of the program master? And where can its graduates work? Read this article to find out.


What makes the program unique?

Jurisprudence — Legal Liberal Arts” is a new type of Bachelor’s program that develops a broad legal outlook: it combines in-depth knowledge and skills in law with supplementary education in the chosen field: economics, psychology, journalism or international relations and foreign regional studies. As part of the program, students study all basic legal disciplines, from legal theory and constitutional law to arbitration procedures.

From the second year onwards, the specialized study begins: it is possible to specialize in academic, corporate, global jurisprudence and choose so-called “minors” (non-legal disciplines) while doing so. During all the four years, the students will attend courses and workshops related to legal writing, business communication, and project work.


What knowledge, skills and experience do students gain from the program?

Students research the basics of key law branches, master essential legal skills such as drafting documents, building arguments, pleading before the court, and more. They also learn the way of working with large volumes of information and gain the ability to see how law and related socio-humanistic disciplines interact.

The program includes courses uniquely designed by specialists, the so-called “reverse lectures” (for which students prepare in advance), interaction with professors that is predominantly seminar-based, and meetings with practitioners from various fields of law. Students are also offered many interactive learning options: round table discussions, business games, trial practice, group projects, and workshop sessions.


Who are the teachers?

The Graduate School of Law of IPACS has top-of-the-class teaching staff. Students are taught by authors of state and law theory books, researchers of judicial institutions in Russia and the West as well as specialists in applied aspects of contemporary logic.

Legal writing in this program is taught by specialists of leading domestic and international legal companies, graduates of Oxford and Harvard Universities.


Where will graduates be able to apply their knowledge?

Graduates will be able to work as lawyers in the various fields that the program specializations focus on:

Public space (public law and public policy as well as universities)

Corporate sector (legal departments of companies and legal advice)

International and cross-cultural environment (global jurisprudence)

Legal qualification is practical in its nature. Students gain not only knowledge but also a profession that can provide a decent job and an equally decent salary.


How does one enroll in the program?

For this, three USE results, namely Russian, social studies and English or history, shall be submitted, as well as school olympiads’ (either all-Russian or specialized) results.

The program includes 5 state-funded places, 3 places funded by RANEPA (grant places) and 50 commercial places.



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