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Visiting Professors and Experts

One of the main aspects of extending partnerships and enhancing international cooperation is inviting visiting professors - leading experts if the field of law. Foreign experts give lectures and workshops to the student of the Faculty of Law, participate in the research and international conferences.


In the recent years, the following experts visited the Faculty of Law:



Alexandra Rodriguez Galan, Professor of the University of Buenos Aires, gave a lecture in the “Comparative Constitutional Law” course of the Public Law Master’s Programme. The lecture was dedicated to the particularities of the Constitution, Constitutional Law and law system of Argentina.

Mimi Zou, Career Development Fellow in Chinese Commercial Law of the Oxford University (UK), conducted a workshop on topic "Sustainability and Corporate Governance on the Belt and Road: Will China be a Rule-Taker, Rule-Shaker, Rule-Breaker, or Rule-Maker?"

Francis Xavier, Partner, Regional Manager of "Rajah & Tann, Singapore", gave an open lecture on «Current Trends in International Arbitration»

Richard Roe, Street Law Programme Director, conducted several events for the students, researchers and professors of the Faculty of Law within the framework of “Teaching excellence” contest, with the focus on practice-oriented approaches of teaching law

Thaman Stephen Christie, Honorary Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law (USA) was invited by the Department of Judicial Power within the framework of the programme “Inviting foreign specialists to the HSE as visiting professors”. He gave a series of lectures on the topic of “Comparative-Legal Analysis of Court Systems based on European, American and Asian Experience”

 Zivkovic Velimir, postdoctoral fellow at Humboldt University Berlin, by invitation of the Master’s Programme Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration gave a series of workshops for the students and researchers on the International Investment Law and Rule of Law


2017/2018 academic year

Dr. Paul Smith, professor in labour relations management at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), spoke to undergraduate and master’s students on ‘The Future of Labour Law under Globalization and Regionalization’.

Kenneth Watkin,Professor, Queen's Counsel, gave a lecture titled “Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict"

Christian Heinze, Professor of the Leibniz Universitat Hannover, presented a series of lectues on European Copyright Law and Current Debates in EU IP and IT Law, by invitation of International Laboratory for Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Doctor of Law and magistrate, Legal Director of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), spoke to the students on "Current issues of the international humanitarian law"



Jan De Groof, professor at the 'College of Europe' in Bruges (Belgium) and Tilburg University (Netherlands) gave a talk on «Contemporary and Future Challenges of Education Law and Education Rights, especially for Russia»

Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, delivered a lecture on «International Arbitration: Practice And Modern Trends»

Larissa van den Herik, Vice-Dean of Leiden Law School and professor of public international law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University, gave a lecture «The Importance of Finding Facts: A Reappraisal of Fyodor Martens’ Concept of Inquiry»

Jorge Emilio Nunez, a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Law School (UK), delivered a lecture on the theme “Sovereignty Conflicts and International Law and Politics: A Distributive Justice Issue”

Ulrich Becker, Professor, Director of Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, presented his work on “Social Rights in Economic Crisis”

Axel Metzger, Professor for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, gave a lecture on «Copyright Law in Digital Era: German Model»

A workshop on “Labour Rights in Global Economy: International Standards and Implementation Issues” took place, with the following speakers: Leo Sibbel, representative of the Decent Work Technical Support Team and ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Nicolas Studer, Senior Wages Specialist at the DWT/CO.

Anne Orford, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor & Kirby Chair of International Law, Melbourne Law School, gave a lecture and a workshop dedicated to “Civial War, Intervention and International Law”

David Wirth, Professor at Boston College Law School, worked as a visiting faculty at HSE, teaching classes for the master students, giving lectures, seminars, workshops and consultations to the bachelor students and researchers of the Doctoral School of Law.



Jürgen Basedow, Director at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, gave series of lectures on comparative law.

Beryl Ter Haar, Assistant Professor at Leiden University (Netherlands), delivered a series of lectures on labor law in the European Union, as well as several workshops for students on the MA programme ‘Legal Support for Personnel Management ‘, the BA programme in Jurisprudence and doctoral students at HSE's Law Faculty.

David Wirth, Professor at Boston College Law School

Martti Koskenniemi, famous expert in the field of International Law, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, held a series of lectures and seminars for the Faculty of Law students

Kimmo Nuotio, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

Christopher Thornhill, Professor of Law, University of Manchester

Robert Z. Lawrence, world-renowned Professor of the Harvard University

Dr Philippa Hetherington, Lecturer in Modern Eurasian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London,



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