Duration 2 semesters
130 hours
Mode Extra-mural
Course language Russian

Course description

Are you interested in international law? Do you want to learn the difference between the laws of Poland and of its eastern neighbour? Do you know Russian but wish to familiarise yourself with legal and business terminology?

You are heartily welcome to enrol in the Russian Law School organised since December 2002. Under the agreement signed on 8 February 2014 at Lazarski University, the programme gained a new partner: the St. Petersburg Institute of Law (Russia).

The Russian Law School was established to give its students the opportunity to learn legal regulations in force in Russia. A blooming commercial and social cooperation with Poland's eastern neighbour obligates us to learn about Russian law. Familiarity with Russian regulations may prove very useful and in high demand among employers maintaining contacts with the Russian market.

Lectures are held in Russian by professors from Moscow and St. Petersburg and encompass constitutional law, civil and administrative law and procedure, arbitration law, banking law, tax law, and internal commerce regulations of the Russian Federation. The course will be supplemented by classes in Russian, comprising primarily legal and business language.

Graduates will be awarded the St. Petersburg Institute of Law and of Lazarski University as well as the Russian certificate of increased qualifications.


The course curriculum of the Russian Law School comprises the following fields of Russian law:

  • constitutional law
  • civil law
  • civil procedure
  • administrative law
  • administrative procedure
  • arbitration procedure
  • banking law
  • tax law
  • labour law
  • foreign exchange law
  • customs law.

Lectures are conducted in Russian. They are supplemented by a course in Russian language focused on the terminology of legal and business language, respective law disciplines and economics.

Lectures at the Russian Law School are conducted exclusively by professors of the St. Petersburg Institute of Law referred by the Institute in consultation with the Dean of Lazarski University Faculty of Law and Administration.

Every lecture held by professors from Moscow or St. Petersburg will be available for the School's students in electronic form, posted at the Russian Law School website.


Russian Law School courses are conducted according to the following model:

  • October 2015 - June 2016
  • 2 semesters
  • 9 sessions (Friday-Sunday)
  • 130 hours


  • Friday 4.10 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    2 hours of Russian classes and 2 hours of lectures by a professor from the Institute of Law
  • Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
    6 hours of lectures by a professor from the Institute of Law
  • Sunday 8.00/9.00/10.00 a.m. - 1.00/2.00 p.m.
    4 - 6 hours of classes, depending on the field 

The first session of the Russian Law School is scheduled for 23, 24 and 25 October 2015. The opening lecture will be devoted to "Introduction to Russian contemporary law".

Tuition fees

Cost of two semesters, including the examination fee:

  • Lazarski University students/graduates - PLN 2,000
  • others - PLN 3,000

Payment deadlines:

1st instalment (PLN 500) payable by 30 September 2015
2nd instalment payable by 20 October 2015


The Russian Law School invites all students and graduates of Lazarski University as well as of other Polish and European universities. Knowledge of Russian is a precondition for attending the Russian Law School.

Enrolment requirements include:

Enrolment in the Russian Law School will close on 30 September 2015.


More information can be found in the information file below.

More information about the programme:

Jerzy Kowalski, PhD - Director of the Russian Law School
e-mail: jerzy.kowalski@lazarski.pl

Enrolment in the Russian Law School:

Recruitment Office
room 63, ground floor, sector F
Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tel (22) 54 35 555
e-mail: rekrutacja@lazarski.edu.pl