Bachelor course international law and comparative legal studies
Rector of the Beringoff International Academy of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Professor
Head of Attorney’s Department of Moscow State Institute of International Affairs (MGIMO University) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Member of the Presidium of Association of Lawyers of Russia
Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Vice-Chairman of the Legal and Judicial Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in 2005-2009
Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
About the program
The profession of lawyer is one of the most prestigious and demanded.
In the environment of globalization, new forms of international cooperation, inter-state and corporate disputes, the demand in skilled international lawyers is increasing continually.
The unique Joint Academic Program International Law and Comparative Legal Studies is focused on training of international level experts that are able to perform their professional duties in three languages, in such fields of expertise as Russian law, international law, Anglo-American law, intellectual property law, nuclear law, WTO law, sports law, European corporate and ﬁscal law, international commercial arbitration, etc.
Some of the leading experts from Russia, Europe and USA, practicing lawyers, ofﬁcials of international organizations, top managers and business operators are engaged as lecturers. On a day-to-day basis, our students gain knowledge and liaison with top specialists in law that possess extensive expertise and vast practical experience.
Trainees residing in Montreux enjoy the unique opportunity of immersion into international environment, discovering European mindset, as well as invaluable experience of multicultural interaction and learning their trade in the traditions of European school of jurisprudence.
Following successful completion of the training program, students receive two diplomas:
International Law and Comparative Legal Studies Program involves:
Lectures of the leading professors of Russian, Swiss and European universities, representatives of international institutions, banks, partners of legal ﬁrms, and senior ofﬁcials in companies
16 hours per week of French and English lessons per week in Montreux conducted by native speakers — up to the ﬁnal proﬁciency level of B2/C1, as well as the possibility of immersive interaction in verbal environment
240 hours of Legal English and Francais Juridique training courses
Internship in international organizations, corporations, banks, legal ﬁrms located in Switzerland, the EU and Russia
Personal approach to every student and employment assistance
A selection of extracurricular modules in compliance, economics and business studies
The unique opportunity to live and train in one of the most comfortable and safe international capitals — Geneva
Educational trips to Strasbourg, Hague, Wien, Davos, etc.
Lectures in the United Nations Organizations, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, International Olympic Committee, Federal Parliament of the Swiss Confederation, etc.
Joint summer and winter schools and conferences with Russian, European and North American universities
The learning process is organized around the principles of the Bologna process; its main objective is improving student and educator mobility and strengthening relations between European universities and universities around the world.
Learning is organized in modules, which means continuous training in a discipline for several weeks with subsequent examination. Following the completion of a module, students move on to the next discipline. Concurrently, students are intensively trained in English and French. Starting the third year of learning, instruction is carried out in English. Besides that, professional Legal English and Francais Juridique training courses are offered.
Cost of additional services
Cost of accommodation*
Beringoff International Academy of Law also offers accommodation in individual apartments (upon request).
All costs shown are in Swiss francs (CHF). 1 CHF = 1.07 USD (as of March 21, 2022)
* the cost of accommodation is approximate and may vary depending on the organization that offers accommodation services to students. Beringoff International Academy of Law may render assistance in the search for a campus.
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