The joint MGIMO International Law Faculty and the Swiss School for International Relations "International and Comparative Law " program shall include:
Lectures delivered by leading MGIMO, Swiss or European University professors, international organizations or bank representatives, law firm partners or corporation CEOs
16 hours of English and French per week with native-speaking teachers reaching the B2/C1 level, as well as continuous language practice in an international environment
Internships with international organizations, corporations, banks or law firms in Switzerland, EU or Russia
Individual approach to each student and career guidance services
A unique opportunity to live and study in the Lake Geneva region with an exceptional quality of life and a high density of global governance actors
First-hand knowledge about international policies through lectures at the UN, WIPO, WTO, IOC, the Swiss federal Parliament etc. as well as educational trips to Lausanne, Fribourg, Bern, Zurich, Strasbourg, the Hague, Vienna, etc.
Access to unique author-led professionally oriented courses developed by experts in language training for international lawyers: Legal English and Français Juridique
The tuition shall be patterned on Bologna rules generally aimed at the students and tutors' mobility increase, as well as strengthening the links between the European and world universities.
The tuition shall be based on a modular principle with continuous (for a few weeks) study of a subject followed by a pass | fail or exam. Then a new subject is taken up. Simultaneously with the aforementioned the students have intensive English and French studies. From the third year a number of subjects shall be taught in English. There also will be professionally - oriented Legal English and Français Juridique courses.
Foreign languages are essential to any modern professional training. Our goal is not limited to just giving basic knowledge of a foreign language but raising a professional ready to use the respective skills.
Within the whole term in Geneva a student shall intensively study English and French pursuant to the programs developed by international law language instruction experts, the MGIMO and the Swiss School for International Relations leading professors, finally achieving the B2 | C1 level.
Starting in their third year, students have core legal subjects taught in English by teachers from Swiss and European universities and representatives of international organizations based in Geneva. In addition, we invite legal practitioners from leading financial institutions, law firms and international corporations for optional lectures in English.
Simultaneously, students have an opportunity to enhance their practical legal English and legal French skills through the courses of Legal English and Français Juridique. These professionally oriented courses are aimed at enabling students to comprehend commercial legal vocabulary, negotiate deals, draft and amend contracts and write opinions and formal letters professionally and accurately.
Practical training is part of education, a chance to apply and strengthen one's skills in real life. Our student shall have a unique opportunity of training not only in Russia but in Switzerland and the EU as well. We have established a wide training base with such organizations and companies as:
In the course of studies a student shall visit various international organizations, meet working lawyers and visit such prominent "International law capitals" as Strasbourg, Vienna and the Hague.
The main purpose of the education trip to Strasbourg shall be getting familiar with the European and international system of human rights protection, as well as the European Union law.
The trip agenda shall include lectures at the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the European Parliament, as well as attending a hearing at the ECHR Grand Chamber.
Training is conducted on a contractual basis.
Admission to the joint MGIMO University International Law Faculty and the Swiss School for International Relations "International and Comparative Law" program, is based on the following Unified State Exams:
■ Foreign language,
■ Social Studies,
■ Russian language,
without additional entrance exams.
You can consult the admission rules on the MGIMO website.
Более 200 выпускников - востребованных высококлассных специалистов, занимающих посты в корпорациях, швейцарских юридических бюро и банках, органах государственной власти России, таких как: