Bachelor’s degree

40.03.01. Jurisprudence


Legal and financial specialty (legal enforcement of financial technology)

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A new full-time bachelor’s degree program in the direction of 40.03.01 Jurisprudence “Financial and legal profile (legal support of financial technologies)”has been opened.  This is an up-to-date training profile that responds to new challenges in the field of legal regulation of Finance and digitalization.

Education program is fee-based.

Russian unified state exam: Russian language, subject of choice: foreign language, history.

“What are the prospects for bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and the use of blockchain technology in Russia? We need to form a serious professional opinion on all questions and new trends. We need specialists who can provide these answers. It is these lawyers who will be raised by the new bachelor’s degree program in law “Legal support of financial technologies” – PROFIT, developed by the Higher School of Law of the IPACS RANEPA”.

VLADIMIR GRUZDEV, chairman of the board of the Russian BAR association

“How is the Internet related to law in its classical sense, you may ask? Everything is simple and complex at the same time: the age of information technology makes the work of citizens, companies, and States transparent, and increases the level of legal responsibility many times over. Today, we are sorely lacking specialists who have not only special education, but also experience in the digital area. The IPACS program “Legal support of financial technologies” provides just such a “PROFIT”!”.

DMITRY MARINICHEV, representative of the presidential commissioner for the protection of entrepreneurs ‘ rights in the internet (internet ombudsman), entrepreneur


“Legal support of financial technologies” is a new unique bachelor’s degree program in the legal specialty launched in the 2019–2020 academic year.


Смирнов Михаил ВикторовичMikhail Smirnov

Associate Professor of the Department of legal support of market economy, candidate of legal Sciences


The aim of the program is to train professional lawyers to work in banks, insurance companies and other financial market organizations that are currently actively involved in digital transformation.

Training in this program can be viewed in several dimensions.

The first dimension is the range of subjects studied.

  1. Training is based on the study of traditional legal education disciplines: constitutional law; civil and family law; land and environmental law; business law; criminal and administrative law; criminal, arbitration, civil and administrative processes; private and public international law, etc.
  1. The main focus of the training is on the study of legal and economic disciplines of financial specialization: private and public banking law; Finance and credit; financial and budgetary law; taxes and taxation; financial markets and financial technologies; judicial accounting; international financial law; financial transactions, etc.
  1. The training program is aimed at students acquiring relevant digital competencies in the modern financial world: data management; legal regulation of electronic document flow and transactions in electronic form; digital technologies in financial activities; legal regulation of intellectual property in cyberspace; information law; legal regulation of cybersecurity; digital financial assets; digital modeling of economic entities, etc.

The program involves some of the best representatives of the legal profession, including teachers from among legal scholars, practicing lawyers, judges and lawyers with experience in leading banks. Many of the teachers take part in the development and examination of legislation and other regulations.

The second dimension is the practical orientation of training.

Students are very interested in getting acquainted with the practice of lawyers in the financial sector.

For this purpose, in addition to traditional classes, open lectures and master classes are widely held at our Academy with the participation of invited top managers of leading banks, state corporations, technology companies and government agencies, as well as effective business owners and successful startup developers. Students have the opportunity to freely attend these events, receive training materials distributed there, and establish useful contacts.

The education is also implemented by conducting field meetings and study tours of students directly in banks and financial organizations, where students have the opportunity to ask questions and get useful information first-hand.

Much attention is also paid to the organization of internships and practical training of students in banks and other organizations of the financial sector. Here students have the opportunity to test their theoretical knowledge in practice.

To implement this direction, the Academy purposefully works to create sustainable partnerships with potential employers of our graduates. When passing an internship and training practice, potential employers look closely at the student and, based on the experience of implementing other programs, often make them job offers during the training period.

The third dimension is the individual learning vector.

We are waiting for strong, prepared and motivated students who are ready to complete the training program and acquire additional knowledge and skills in the time allotted for their studies.

Our Academy has all the opportunities for this: writing research papers, participating in conferences, completing additional educational programs, in-depth study of foreign languages, mastering new digital skills in programming, modeling, algorithmization and data management, playing sports, participating in projects and research under the guidance of leading scientists and teachers of the Academy, etc.

In other words, each of our students has a great opportunity to realize their dream of obtaining a competitive, highly paid and prestigious legal profession in the field of financial technologies, which is in high demand in the new world of digital Finance.


Competences and advantages


The program is implemented by the RANEPA Higher school of law (HSL), a modern law faculty of the RANEPA IPACS. The School, whose professional history began in 1997, successfully implements bachelor’s, master’s, postgraduate and doctoral programs. HSL is a dynamically developing faculty.

The principle of organizing the educational process
The modular principle of organizing the educational process and the interdisciplinary nature of students ‘ training, combining legal knowledge with knowledge in the field of Finance and information technology.

Excellent prospect
The traditional approach allows graduates to develop a professional “flair” in the legal profession, the ability to creatively approach the most complex practical problems. Our graduates have a wide range of knowledge and skills and are in demand in legislative bodies, ministries and departments, courts, the BAR and Prosecutor’s office, and, of course, in commercial organizations.

Brilliant teaching staff
Judges, lawyers, best practices – leading experts in various branches of Russian law, foreign professors and practicing lawyers, more than 15 doctors and 30 candidates of law – we are proud of our teachers!

Modern approaches in education
Clinical education within a classical school, unique authorial courses, interactive training (round tables, business games, interdisciplinary discussions, game trials, group projects). You will learn to learn and love to learn!

Opportunity to continue learning
Possibility of continuing education in master’s and postgraduate programs.


Oleg Zaytsev

Oleg Zaytsev

Program Director

Doctor of Legal Sciences.
Dean of Department «Higher School of Jurisprudence». Professor of Department for Legal Support of Market Economy.
Mikhail Smirnov

Mikhail Smirnov

Program Director

PhD in law.
Associate Professor of the Department of legal support of market economy .
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