Master of Law
The Law Faculty was established in 1994. Since that time it has graduated more than 2,500 specialists who are currently employed in state and private organizations as lawyers, attorneys and notaries, deliver lectures at the institutions of higher education, and work as officers at the national public prosecution bodies and law enforcement agencies. Presently, there are 1,673 students enrolled in full-time and correspondence course programs at the Faculty.
The Law Faculty has four departments:
- Department of Private Law
- Department of Public Law
- Department of History of Law and Humanities
- Department of International Law
The majors offered at the full-time and part-time course programs are:
International commercial law
International lawyer with the knowledge of foreign languages
- Economic law
- Advocacy & notary public
The teaching process at the Faculty is carried out by highly-qualified teachers and experts in jurisprudence and international law, the majority of whom have academic degrees of PhD and academic titles of professors and associate professors. Many of them have extensive international experience and have undertaken internships in international organizations and government agencies abroad.
In September 2009, the Resource Centre of International Humanitarian Law was opened at the University. The Centre is supported by the UN, International Committee of Red Cross and other authoritative international organizations.
The Law Faculty is the only faculty in the Republic of Belarus with the specialization in law which offers its students compulsory courses in two foreign languages and optional courses in other two languages. The foreign languages are: English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
The Faculty maintains a close relationship with the most outstanding European educational institutions and research centres in the sphere of jurisprudence and international law. It provides the Law Faculty students with a good opportunity to expand their professional knowledge, master important practical skills, improve language skills and to participate in international conferences, seminars and other academic events, as well as take internships abroad.
Many of the Faculty students are also members of the international student research club “PRIMUM” which is administered and coordinated by the Department of International Affairs of the University. PRIMUM club members represent the institute at famous national and international contests and competitions, such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (the USA), the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (the Netherlands), the Jean-Pictet Competition (Switzerland), the F.F. Martens International Humanitarian Law Competition (Russia), etc.
The Faculty is also famous for being the initiator and organizer of the International Law Competition “Youth for Peace” – the foremost annual student competition in international humanitarian law in East Europe which attracts and brings together student teams from around the world. In the previous five years the Competition has seen student teams from more then 30 countries around the world.
The Law Faculty has participated in the UN campaign “Stand against poverty” (Stand-Up), which was held as a worldwide event for a 24-hour period. As a result of the campaign, the faculty was listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Law Faculty students undertake compulsory pre-graduation internships in public agencies, enterprises, legal agencies and investigative authorities.
The students’ research activity is supported by numerous scientific societies and study groups that unite students according to their professional interests: history and theory of law; international public law; etc.