3 Bolshoy Trekhsvyatitelskiy pereulok
Phone/Fax: (495) 916-88-49
Dean's office: (495) 772-95-90
(add. 22299 or 22298)
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
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.
The Faculty of Law was represented by Anastiasia Zakharova, Zhargal Budaev, and Julia Balandina, first-year students of the master’s programme in International Trade, Finance, and Economic Integration Law, as well as Lilya Belfer, third-year undergraduate student of law. The team coach was Dimitry Mednikov, first-year master’s student of International Trade, Finance, and Economic Integration Law.
Each team had to express their position on three issues on the appellation chamber, namely: can a government that came to power as a result of a military coup, recognize the ICC jurisdiction; is genocide towards ‘third-gender’ individuals possible; can an ex-child soldier person be exempted from criminal liability. The arguments were assessed by a judicial board consisting of Geoffrey A. Henderson, and ICC judge, as well as Hirad Abtahi and William St-Michel, ICC administration officials.
The HSE Faculty of Law students took second place in the final round of the Moot Court Competition. Anastasia Zakharova was acknowledged as the best speaker of the finals.
On April 20th and 21st, 2017, the Russian stage of the competition took place at HSE. Thirteen teams took part in it and represented the arguments of each of the parties to a case: advocate, prosecutor, and representative of the affected party. After the two days of the competition, the three best teams made it through to the finals in The Hague.
The HSE team came in third in the Russian stage, and was also given the award for the best memorandums for the prosecuting party and the affected party. The team members also took first (Lilya Belfer) and second (Zhargal Budaev) places as the best speakers at the Moot Court.
The HSE team would like to thank the competition organizers, the HSE Department of International Public and Private Law, and the embassy of The Netherlands in Moscow.