Youth Forum

Law Students as Viewed by Employers: Demand, Expertise, and the Needs of the Market

Congress Centre, conference hall B1
International Youth Legal Forum
Russia’s education system is currently being overhauled with a view to securing technological sovereignty and global leadership in fields that lie at the very forefront of current knowledge. The subject of law similarly requires substantial reform so that it serves as a driver of such development, rather than a brake. Legal experts are needed in what are completely new, pioneering fields. However, are universities and individual faculties currently well-placed to meet industry demand? What is the nature of this demand, exactly? What new career paths are opening up for law graduates today? What can be done to develop new skills? Should the emphasis be on educational programmes, further professional education, a microdegree system, research and project work, or practice and work placements?


Maria Majorina
Vice-Rector for Strategic and International Development, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)


Yulia Anisimova
HR Director, Orion Partners
Andrey Zelenin
Managing Partner, Lidings
Arina Kormilitsyna
Master Student, Kutafin Moscow State Law University; Office Legal Adviser, Russian Bar Association
Andrey Lebedev
Head of Legal Department, State Unitary Enterprise "Moscow Metro"
Victor Naumov
Managing Partner, Nextons; Professor of the Department of Information Law and Digital Technologies, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Alexey Nikishenkov
Executive Secretary of the Commission for the Development of Professional Competencies, Russian Bar Association
Igor Redkin
Head of Legal Support of Contractual Work and Procurement Activities of the Legal Block, VEB.RF
Alexander Smirnov
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Rostelecom