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Dean's office: (495) 772-95-90
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Academic office (bachelor):
(495) 772-95-90 (add. 22852; 23008; 22899; 23009)
Academic office (master):
Manager Anna Gorbunova
(495) 772-95-90 (add. 22275)
Manager Inna Fedchenko
(495) 772-95-90 (add. 22738)
fax: (495) 772-95-90 (add. 23005
Anton A. Ivanov
Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs
First Deputy Dean
Deputy Dean for Administrative Work
Deputy Dean for Finance
Sergei A. Markuntsov
Deputy Dean for Work Placements and Extracurricular Work
Deputy Dean for Interaction with Graduates and Employers
Dmitriy Vladimirovich Mazaev
The Faculty of Law was one of the first faculties created in the Higher School of Economics. Economic and legal disciplines, new innovative courses, fundamental law disciplines and narrowly specialized courses are all equally important for the Faculty of Law. The Faculty's strength is the curriculum's focus on the practical, which perpares its graduates to successfully meet the demands of the labour market.
Level of study: Bachelor
The purpose of special course “Introduction to English and American Law” (in English) is to introduce the origins of English and American law, its sources and foundations, the basics of constitutional systems of Great Britain and the USA, American federalism, legal education and legal practice, legal culture of the Americans and the British (in comparison with other countries, including Russia), legal and political implications of British membership in the European Union, other topical issues of contemporary English and American law.
As an introduction to this special course students will explore English and American methodology of comparative legal studies. They will also study how to do research of English and American law.
Particular topics of the course include: U.S. Constitution and (unwritten) Constitution of the United Kingdom; separation of powers in Great Britain and USA; civil rights and freedoms; main decisions of the US Supreme Court; political parties and electoral systems; impeachment; death penalty; foundations of criminal law, foreign relations law, national security law; peculiarities of application of international law in Great Britain and USA; legal education in Great Britain and USA, and how to pass Law School Admission Test (LSAT), etc.
In order to make the course more interactive, all students will be divided into two groups (not more than 20 students in each group) with more or less advanced knowledge of English.
We will consider a possibility of visiting Moscow offices of major international law firms; bringing practicing lawyers to the classroom as guest speakers; discussing English, American, Russian and comparative law with English and American students via Skype; observing sessions and hearings in the British Parliament and U.S. Congress via the Internet; holding a moot court, mock parliamentary sessions, etc.
Introduction to Anglo-American Law (PDF, 353 Кб)
In-class hours 32
Total hours 228