Jurisprudence: Criminal law

Jurisprudence: Criminal law

Specialization (degree program): Criminal law

Qualification (academic degree) – Bachelor

Mode and duration of study:

Full-time – 4 years.

Extramural – 5 years. There is an opportunity of extension training based on higher education and subject-specific secondary vocational education.


There is a possibility of distance learning.

Entrance examinations:


high school graduates – on the results of the USE (Social Science, Russian language, History)

technical or vocational school graduates – on the testing results

university graduates – subject-specific test or interview


Criminal Law degree program


Criminal law serves to protect people and tackle crime.


  • law enforcement and legal institution officers to fulfill assigned duties,
  • to strictly and impartially observe the law in protection of the human and civil rights and liberties,
  • to correctly qualify socially dangerous acts,
  • to make independent decisions on difficult legal issues.


Lawyer, the IOSI graduate, will know:

  • the legislation of the Russian Federation on different subjects;
  • the codes;
  • the standards of the official language (also knowledge of rhetoric and stylistics of the Russian language);
  • legal-reference systems;
  • fundamentals of economics and accounting;
  • business etiquette;
  • the standard practice of law interpretation;
  • Resolutions of the Constitutional, Supreme, Arbitration courts of the Russian Federation.


Lawyer, the IOSI graduate, will be able to do the following:

  • to interpret and apply laws and other regulations;
  • to ensure observance of the legislation in activities of the government bodies, natural and legal persons;
  • to qualify facts and circumstances correctly from a legal point of view;
  • to draw up documents of legal nature, to carry out legal examination of regulations, to draw legally qualified conclusions and give consultations;
  • to make legal decisions and to make other legal actions in strict accordance with the law;
  • to reveal and state facts of offenses, to define measures of liability and punishment for the guilty; to undertake necessary measures for restoring violated rights;
  • to increase systematically his/her professional qualification, to study the legislation and practice of its application, to know special literature;
  • to work over drawing up legal documentation, to know features and standards of its contents, norms of official stylistics;
  • to supervise concluded contracts and their archivation;
  • to develop financial and legal schemes of transactions directed at minimization of risks of a company and assurance of the maximum profitability from every transaction;
  • to carry out complex legal and financial expertise for making decisions on transitioning;
  • to develop and carry out legal expertise of contracts; drawing up documents of a credit portfolio, documents for participation in competitions and auctions, registration of trademarks;
  • to do claims work, to represent interests of the company in relationships with the government bodies and other establishments and institutions on various legal questions;
  • to draw up constitutive documents and to register changes in them;
  • to hold legal advice sessions within specialization;
  • to prepare and check contracts and legal documentation;
  • to protect activity on trials;
  • to supervise legitimacy of accounting activity (application of the Tax code).


Places of employment:

  • legal services and consultations;
  • notarial bureaus;
  • judicial instances;
  • divisions of law enforcement agencies;
  • armed forces;
  • government institutions;
  • legal departments of various companies;
  • private practice.


Salary 20,000 – 50,000 rubles


The expert with legal education can hold positions of a notary, prosecutor, judge, attorney, tax or labor inspector, legal adviser, police officer, or to conduct private practice.


This career will be ideal for You, if You:

  • have logical and analytical thinking;
  • have a high level of conception thinking (knowledge of scientific concepts and ability to apprehend and understand various terms);
  • have a good development of concentration and attention span (ability to focus on a certain kind of activity for a long time);
  • have good memory;
  • can speak correctly and clearly;
  • are able to convince an interlocutor;
  • communicate well with people;
  • like research activities;
  • have a high level of deductive reasoning (able to think from the general to the special);
  • are capable of thorough, adequate perception of a situation;
  • are disciplined;
  • are accurate;
  • are self-confident;
  • are erudite;
  • are honest;
  • are responsible;
  • are energetic;
  • are persistent and principled;
  • are able to quickly restore your working capacity.


Main training places of students of the Faculty of Law and Psychology

on the degree program «Jurisprudence»

  1. Republican State Institution «Department of the State Fire Service of the Mari El Republic»
  2. Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Mari El Republic
  3. Department of the Federal Bailiffs` Service for the Mari El Republic
  4. Ministry of Education and Science of the Mari El Republic
  5. Ministry of Justice of the Mari El Republic
  6. Central Election Commission of the Mari El Republic
  7. Department of the Ministry of Justice for the Mari El Republic
  8. Department of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being  for the Mari el Republic (Rospotrebnadzor)
  9. Department of the Federal Migration Service for the Mari El Republic
  10. Ministry of the Interior for the Mari El Republic
  11. Department of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography for the Mari El Republic (Rosreestr)
  12. Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Mari El Republic
  13. Department of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources for the Mari El Republic
  14. Administration of the Municipal Division «Medvedevo urban settlement»
  15. Non-governmental non-profit organization Bar Association of the Mari El Republic
  16. Department of the social protection and work in Yoshkar-Ola Mari El
  17. «Semiconductor plant» JSC
  18. Children`s Rights Commissioner for the Head of the Mari El Republic
  19.  Justice Department in the Mari El Republic (Civil Court of Yoshkar-Ola, Criminal Court of Yoshkar-Ola, Medvedevo District Court of the Mari el Republic, Magistrates' Court Circuits)
  20. Human Rights Ombudsman in the Mari El Republic


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