The Faculty of Law
Prof. Alexander A. Napreenko
Dean, Ph. D. in Law
Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-32
The Faculty of Law is one of the most intensively developing faculties at Samara State University. Higher legal education has a long history in Samara (former Kuibyshev). Since 1930 the expert-lawyers were trained at Samara branches of Saratov Legal Institute and later Moscow Legal Institute. After the revival of Samara State University in 1969, the training of lawyers started at the Faculty of Humanities. In 1975 first specialists in Law graduated. The Faculty of Law was established at SSU in 1976.
Today the Faculty of Law is one of the most in-demand faculties, the leading school of legal education and research in Samara region.
Among our highly qualified academic staff there are ten full professors and over 50 candidates of Law.
The Faculty of Law comprises 6 Departments:
Department of Civil and Business Law
Head of the Department – Ph.D., Prof. Valentina D. Ruzanova
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-71
Department of Criminal Law and Criminology
Head of the Department – Dr. habil, Prof. Tatiana V. Klyenova
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-74
Department of Criminal Procedural Law and Criminalistics
Head of the Department – Dr. habil, Prof. Valentina A. Lazareva
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-63
Department of Civil Procedural Law and Business
Head of the Department – Dr. habil, Prof. Evgeniya A. Treshcheva
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-38
Department of State and Law Theory and History, International Law
Head of the Department – Ph.D., Prof. Alexander A. Napreenko
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-39
Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law
Head of the Department – Ph.D., Prof. Viktor. V. Polyanskiy
Tel: +7 (846) 337-99-49
The curriculum includes the study of over 60 disciplines divided into several blocks:
- Humanities (Russian History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Culture Theory, Foreign Language);
- Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Information Science, Theories of Modern Natural Science);
- Core disciplines (State and Law Theory, Russian State and Law History, State and Law History of Foreign States, History of Political and Law Doctrines)
- Disciplines of specialization (Russian Constitutional Law, Foreign Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil and Civil Procedural Law, Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law, Labour Law, etc.)
The Faculty offers the following graduate programmes:
Bachelor of Law (length of study – 4 years) with one of the following majors:
- Civil Law;
- Criminal Law;
- Constitutional Law;
- International Law.
Master of Law (length of study – 2 years).
Students of Law actively participate in a numerous conferences, round tables and seminars in Samara and all over Russia as well. The best students' theses are published in university scientific annuals.
Students have opportunities to put their theoretical knowledge into practice at SSU Legal Clinic, the legal advice office attached to the Samara Regional Duma and Union of Lawyers. They provide free legal assistance to Samara citizens.
The department has a great number of contacts with other law universities in Russia and abroad and regularly invites professors who give lectures at SSU.
The faculty is situated in a new, well-equipped building and has its own legal library.