Russian Law Workshop

The Russian Law Workshop is a not-for-credit forum convened for graduate students and scholars interested in the Russian Federation’s legal system and current business climate. This workshop is also designed to prepare U-M law students for internships in Moscow supported by alumnus Timothy Stubbs, a partner in the Moscow and London offices of Dentons’ law firm. The workshop began meeting in 2011-12.

Faculty conveners: William Burnham, Wayne State University Law School/CREES Research Associate; Olga Maiorova, CREES/Slavic

Fall 2012 Workshop Schedule

Wed, Sep 19, 12-1:30 pm
CREES Noon Lecture
“The Crisis of the Legal Profession in Contemporary Russia”
Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki; visiting professor of law, U-M

Sat, Sep 22, 1-3 pm
Russian Law Workshop
“Structure, Jurisdiction and Procedure in the Russian Commercial Courts and Some Recent Developments”
William Burnham, Professor, Wayne State University Law School; CREES Research Associate
Alena Zaytseva, Deputy Director, Private Law Department, Supreme Commercial Court, Moscow

Sat, Sep 29, 10 am-12 pm
Russian Law Workshop
“Soviet Judicial Mentality: Still Alive!”
Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki; visiting professor of law, U-M

Wed, Oct 17, 4-5:30 pm
CREES Lecture
“Trade-in Your Human Rights: A Path to Sovereign Democracy”
Pavel Khodorkovsky, president, Institute of Modern Russia
Following the lecture, Russian Law Workshop participants will be invited to join Mr. Khodorkovsky for dinner and discussion.

Sat, Oct 27, 10 am-12 pm
Russian Law Workshop
“Trends in Russian Judicial Policy: Russian Dispute Resolution and Judicial Reform Misdirections”
Tim Stubbs, Partner and Head of Russian Banking & Finance, Salans Moscow (via Skype)

Mon, Nov 19, 4-5:30 pm
CREES Lecture (optional)
“A Conversation with Irina Prokhorova”
Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief, New Literary Observer Publishing House