Private law

Private law


Master Program

Russian language

120 ECTS

4 Semesters / 2 years (Extramural 2,5 years)

Faculty of Law

Tuition fee:

272 000 ₽/year

Extramural 152 000 ₽/year

The program is aimed at training practicing lawyers with a focus on civil law, civil and arbitration proceedings as well as other private law subjects to work in state bodies and local authorities, in business and non-profit organizations in positions related to carrying out legal activity and ensuring legal protection.

A lawyer may participate in organizational and management decision making, provide legal advice and conduct research. “Private law” program Masters graduates may protect citizen’s and legal entity’s rights particularly disputed housing, ownership, commercial rights and interests when working in business sector.


  • Hands-on learning approach focused on professional growth and personal development of Master’s students
  • Modern learning technologies based on best expertise 
  • Leading scientists, lawyers and attorneys in the field of private law are involved as lecturers
  • Support of law-making initiatives and leadership skills
  • Developing research and teaching skills
  • Tailored research pathway for each Master’s student

Main courses

  • Current issues of civil law
  • European private law
  • Property regulation
  • General provisions on obligations and contracts  
  • Responsibility in private law
  • Agreements on shipping services (carriage, towing, transport intermediary)
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Special features of protection of legal entity rights and interests in corporate disputes
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Issues related to improving civil and arbitral proceedings processes in Russia

Learning outcomes

  • Analytical, systemic, strategic vision of private law development
  • Developing technologies to address complicated legal issues under extreme conditions 
  • Providing legal services effectively 
  • Public speaking skills and skills of communication with representatives of state bodies, business and citizens

Career opportunities

  • Head of legal department, executive authorities
  • leadership positions in state bodies 
  • leadership positions in law enforcement bodies
  • Deputy Head of local authorities
  • Assistant Deputy
  • lawyer
  • judge assistant, judge
  • investigator
  • attorney

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Program director: Prof. Dr. Nikolai Razuvaev

Office: 210, 66, Kamennoostrovsky prospect, Saint-Petersburg

+7 (812) 335-94-94, ext.2019