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. It was launched in 2011-12 in collaboration with U-M alumnus Timothy Stubbs (JD ‘85/REES MA ‘86), currently a partner in the Moscow and London offices of Dentons’ law firm. Since then, the workshop has continued to meet for occasional local and guest presentations.

2014-15 Russian Law Workshop

Faculty convener: Ekaterina Mishina, visiting assistant professor of political science and CREES faculty associate
Student coordinator: Jesse Stricklan, JD/MA Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies ‘16

Nov 13, 2014
Russian Law Workshop
“Nationalism and Human Rights in Contemporary Russia”
Boris Bruk, public affairs specialist and researcher, Institute of Modern Russia; Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and visiting assistant professor of political science, U-M
Sponsors: CREES, International Law Society

Feb 19, 2015
Russian Law Workshop
“A Good Restaurant is No Longer Enough: Moscow’s Middle Class Opposition”
Sasha de Vogel, doctoral student in political science, U-M
Sponsor: CREES

Apr 2, 2015
Russian Law Workshop
“Structuring Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Investments under Russian Law”
Robert E. Langer (BA REES ’82), partner, K&L Gates
Sponsor: CREES

May 9-Jun 20, 2015
WCED Exhibit
Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?
Misha Friedman, photographer
Exhibit commissioned by the Institute of Modern Russia
Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, CREES, Penny Stamps School of Art & Design

2013-14 Russian Law Workshop

Jan 14, 2014
Russian Law Workshop
“Too Much of a Good Thing? Assessing Access to Civil Justice in Russia”
Kathryn Hendley,
William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin
Sponsor: CREES

Jan 15, 2014
CREES Noon Lecture
“Everyday Law in Russia”
Kathryn Hendley,William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin
Sponsors: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

Feb 18, 2014
WCED Lecture
“Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer’s Perspective”
Pavel Ivlev, chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom
Sponsors: WCED, CREES

2012-13 Russian Law Workshop

Sep 19, 2012
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
Sponsors: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

Sep 22, 2012
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
Sponsor: CREES

Sep 29, 2012
Russian Law Workshop
“Soviet Judicial Mentality: Still Alive!”
Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaya shkola ekonomiki; visiting professor of law, U-M
Sponsor: CREES

Oct 17, 2012
CREES Lecture
“Trade-in Your Human Rights: A Path to Sovereign Democracy”
Pavel Khodorkovsky, president, Institute of Modern Russia
Sponsors: CREES, Center for International and Comparative Law, University Library, WCED

Oct 27, 2012
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)
Sponsor: CREES

Nov 19, 2012
CREES Lecture
“A Conversation with Irina Prokhorova”
Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief, New Literary Observer Publishing House
Sponsors: CREES, University Library, WCED

2011-12 Russian Law Workshop

Dec 3, 2011
Russian Law Workshop
“Introduction to the Russian Legal System”
William Burnham, professor of law, Wayne State University, and CREES research associate
Sponsor: CREES

Jan 17, 2012
Russian Law Workshop
Jeffrey Kahn
(JD Law ’02), associate professor of law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Sponsor: CREES

Jan 18, 2012
CREES Noon Lecture
“New Revelations on the Second Conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev”
Jeffrey Kahn (see above)
Sponsors: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

Feb 4, 2012
Russian Law Workshop
Timothy Stubbs
(JD Law ’85, MA REES ’86), partner and head of the Russian Banking and Finance Department, Salans
Sponsor: CREES

Apr 3, 2012
Russian Law Workshop
Edwin Paxson
(MA REES ’93, JD Law ’92), principal counsel, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank
Sponsor: CREES

Apr 4, 2012
CREES Noon Lecture
“Beyond the Tower: What Happens When Your Grad School Application Essay Comes True”
Edwin Paxson (see above)
Sponsors: CREES, WCED