On the 17th March 2015, 10 students from the University of Iowa, School of Law arrived in Moscow to take part in a research project with 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates at the HSE Faculty of Law. The aim of this international project is to compare legal interpretation of the same problems in Russia and the USA. In April, Russian students will go to America to finalize and present their joint projects.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order on recognizing almost 200 Russians for their achievements in the workplace, many years of conscientious work, and active role taken in society. Those recognized included several members of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, including Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs Sergey Karaganov and Professor at the Faculty of Law Tamara Morshchakova.
HSE students of the Faculty of Law have made it through to the final of the International European Moot Court Competition at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
At the beginning of December 2014, Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, visited the HSE Faculty of Law. Roth, former federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington DC, has worked at HRW since 1987. In his opening address, he told the students about the history of this institution and what it does, specifically focusing on several countries out of the 90 where HRW is currently operating.
This year, Lawyer’s Day turned out not only to be a professional holiday, but also an opportunity to take part in a charity bake sale.
How is modern IT legislature changing? Is it possible to effectively protect information? How can information security be provided nationally and internationally? These and many other questions were discussed at the 4th International Conference ‘Law in the Digital Age’.
Antonios Platsas, a specialist in Comparative Legal Studies, European Law and International Law, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law. He has been at the Higher School of Economics since 2014. Recently, he sat down with the HSE news service to speak about his teaching and research, as well as his impressions on living and working in Moscow.
Lorenzo Sasso and Antonios Platsas began working at the Faculty of Law as Associate Professors in September 2014.
The project aims to comprehensively cover the role of courts in the development of law and promote the integration of Russian court practice into the international information environment.