Law in North-Caucasus Federal University


North-Caucasus Federal University

Institute of Law

Bachelor's program


SMIRNOV Dmitrii Anatolevich


Awards and achievements. The educational program underwent public and professional-public accreditation carried out by the All-Russian Non-governmental Organization “Association of Lawyers of Russia”  in 2012 and 2015, respectively. In 2012 the university joined the Association of Law Education.

Teaching staff. The Institute of Law employs 139 teachers including 20 Doctors of Sciences and 92 Candidates of Sciences. The academic degree holders ratio is 81%.  Twenty-eight teachers from among heads and employees of specialized organizations are also engaged in the educational program implementation.

Facilities and resources. The institute comprises seven departments and the legal clinic. There are specialized classrooms, computer classes and self-access centers, a training judgment hall, a forensic laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment.

Research. Research is conducted as part of the scientific school "Issues of Crime Prevention in the Light of Modern Criminal Law." There are eight research areas, 12 research and education centers and research laboratories including the research and education center for forensic examination and studies.

Education. The educational program has all required staffing, methodological, material and information support. Master classes and workshops held by employers' representatives are widely used in the educational process. Students are frequent winners of various contests (the all-Russian contest "My Lawmaking Initiative," etc.).

Strategic partners. The university cooperates with the Stavropol regional branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia and leading regional employers (the Stavropol Territorial Court, the Commercial Court of the StavropolTerritory, the Chamber of Lawyers of the StavropolTerritory, the Notary Chamber of the StavropolTerritory, etc.).

International projects and programs. The university participates in the Jean Monnet Network program implementation in cooperation with foreign universities; it organizes and holds socially important events to promote best practices of Russian education in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Competitive advantages. The teaching staff is highly qualified; the university cooperates with the leading regional employers and with Russian and foreign universities and research centers (Saint Petersburg State University, Southern Federal University, the Saratov branch of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Graz (Austria), and others).