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 founded in 1997 and soon became a leader among universities in training lawyers. Over the 18 years of its existence, the faculty has built a classical system of legal education and has been able to integrate itself into the global research community.
Since 2012, the faculty has offered both undergraduate and Master's programmes in the field of law on the basis of its own educational standards.
Combining common university traditions with the latest trends in Russian and international education, the Faculty of Law carries out qualitative training of undergraduate and Master’s students and is active in using high-tech innovations.
The Dean of the HSE Faculty of Law is Evgeny Salygin, Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Candidate of Sciences in Law, and Associate Professor.
The faculty includes eight of its own departments and two joint departments. It also includes research units, such as the Institute of Legal Research, which is headed by Professor Yuriy Tikhomirov; the Laboratory of Theoretical Studies of Law and State, which is led by Vladimir Chetvernin; and the Laboratory for Information Law, which is headed by Irina Bogdanovskaya.
The teachers in the faculty include distinguished tenured professors, honoured workers of science, honoured lawyers, and leading practitioners who have held key legal positions. More than 50 doctors of science teach in the Faculty of Law, which is the primary place of employment for nearly all of them. The Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of Law is Anton Ivanov, Retired Chairman of Russia's Supreme Arbitration Court.