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About the School

The School of General and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies was established in 2018 with the merger of leading departments of the Faculty of Law: Theory and History of Law; Labor Law and Social Security Law; International Public and Private Law. The School’s faculty currently includes 70 highly qualified specialists in various fields of law, including the theory of law, the history of law, information law, labour law, social security law, sports law, public international law, and private international law.

Our mission is to teach legal disciplines at HSE at the level of the world's leading universities, taking into account specific students’ majors in various educational programmes.

Research departments are created as part of the school in order to implement our research and teaching tasks. Each department carries out research and educational work in the area of research and academic disciplines. The school features five major departments:

  • Theory and History of Law;
  • Information Law;
  • Labour and Social Security Law;
  • Intersectoral Social and Legal Disciplines;
  • Public and Private International Law.

The School actively participates in the implementation of several bachelor’s and master’s programmes at HSE. Such bachelor’s programmes include ‘Law’ and ‘Private Law’.

The master’s programmes include:

The School’s unique approach to legal research, which features the synergy of national and international law, elements of comparative law, as well as a combination of theory and law enforcement practice analysis help the school faculty to actively implement the programmes. The school staff successfully combine teaching and research activity, as well as communication with  government bodies, international organizations, and business structures, which helps them not only provide students with a fundamental legal education, but also to involve them in active scholarly and project work.