International Summer Law School “International contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry and Environmental law”

Participation in ISLS 2020 gives you a chance to visit Krasnoyarsk, a cultural and economic centre of Siberia. Participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the essentials of European Legislation in English, Russian law in German to learn about approaches in teaching law. In addition, they will learn the basics of the Russian language and culture, and mix a lot with Russian native speaking teachers and students. ISLS 2020 is a great chance to break your stereotypes, see new places, meet new people and discover Russia as a study abroad destination.

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Photogallery — 2019

Photogallery — 2018




For German speakers

The school syllabus includes 3 subjects related to current issues in Russian Law in German and also Russian language like a foreign; to successfully completing participants the school awards 11 ECTS (including participants’ autonomous work). The tasks for autonomous study of participants are accessible after registration at the Law School site (available since May 1 2020). The ISLS classes are held by lecturers from Siberian Federal University who has the sufficient level of knowledge of German. The final assessment for completing the school is held in a form of oral interviews.

Core courses:

  • Constitutional Law of RF — 12 h
  • Criminal Law of RF — 12 h
  • Civil Law of RF — 12 h
  • Russian as a foreign language (during testing 2 groups are formed: beginning and continuing) — 30 h

For English speakers

The school syllabus includes 2 subjects related to current issues in international and European law; to successfully completing participants the school awards 6 ECTS (including participants’ autonomous work). The tasks for autonomous study of participants are accessible after registration at the Law School site (available since May 1 2020). The ISLS classes are held by lecturers from leading European universities. The final assessment for completing the school is held in a form of oral interviews.


for English speakers for German speakers
Application deadline May 29, 2020 May 15, 2020
Duration 11–18 August 2020 11-23 August 2020
Arrival 10 August 2020 10 August 2020
Day-off 19 August 2020 19 August 2020
Departure 20 August 2020 24 August 2020

The Summer School fee is specified. It will includes breakfasts, lunches, opening gala dinner and farewell party, cultural program, accommodation and welcome. The tuition is free.

Program plan*

Date Event
1 day Arrival of the participants (airport pick-up)
2 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

10:00–10:30 — Greeting of the participants of the Summer School (Room 4-01)

10:30–11:30 — Lecture № 1 (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–13:30 — Lecture № 2 (Room 4-20)

13:40–14:40 — Lunch (Uni canteen)

14:40–18:00 — City tour

18:00–20:00 — Opening Gala dinner (Uni canteen)
3 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

09:30–11:30 — Lecture № 3 (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–13:30 — Lecture № 4 (Room 4-20)

13:40–14:40 — Lunch (Uni canteen)

14:40–16:10 — Lecture № 5 (Room 4-20)

17:00–19:00 — River Yenisei tour
4 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

09:30–11:30 — Lecture № 6 (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–13:30 — Lecture № 7 (Room 4-20)

13:40–14:40 — Lunch (Uni canteen)

15:30–18:00 — Visit of legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Region (on your wish)
5 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

10:00–11:30 — Lecture № 8 (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–14:00 — Lecture № 9 (Room 4-20)

14:00–15:30 — Lunch (Uni canteen)

16:00–18:30 — Visit to Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum of local lore (Dubrovinsky St., 84)
6 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

10:00–11:30 — Lecture № 10 (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–13:30 — Lecture № 11 (Room 4-20)

13:40–14:40 — Lunch (Uni canteen)

14:40–16:10 — Lecture № 12 (Room 4-20)

18:00–21:00 — Tour to fun-park ‘Bobrovy log’ (optional)
7 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

10:00–11:30 — Lecture № 13 (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–13:30 — Lecture № 14 (Room 4-20)

13:40–14:40 — Lunch (Uni canteen)

15:00 — Tour to the local national park ‘Stolby’(optional)
8 day 18:00–20:00 — Autonomous work
Preparation for the final assessment
Russian bathhouse (optional)
9 day 09:00 — Breakfast (Uni canteen)

10:00–11:30 — Examinations (Room 4-20)

11:30–12:00 — Coffee-break (Room 4-09)

12:00–13:30 — Examinations (Room 4-20)

14:30–16:00 — Farewell Gala dinner, delivery of certificates. (Uni canteen)

16:30–18:00 — Visit to Vasiliy Surikov museum
10 day DAY OFF
Off-city tours (village Ovsianka, Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, Tsar Fish Statue); dinner in a cafe
11 day Departure of participants

*The program is subject to change.

International Summer Legal School (ISLS) is an oldest International Summer School of Siberian Federal University (SibFU), hosted by SibFU Law School from 2009.

School History:

Summer Law School, which has already become traditional, was held at the Law School of the Siberian Federal University in August 2019

The International Summer Law School was held at the Law School of the Siberian Federal University. During the two weeks of the school's work in 2019, it combined three areas:

  • the basics of Russian law for foreign students in German,
  • international contracts in the oil and gas industry and environmental law for Russian students in English,
  • German law for Russian students in German.

This year 10 foreign students from well-known Austrian, German and French universities took part in the International Summer Law School. Some of them came to Krasnoyarsk on a special scholarship from the German DAAD fond. Foreign students presented their universities at the grand opening of the school (University of Passau, University of Cologne, Institute for Political Studies in Paris, University of Vienna, Jena University of Friedrich-Schiller, European University of Viadrin, Frankfurt Oder, University of Tubingen).

Foreign students got acquainted with the basics of Russian law and also passed a thirty-hour course of classes in the Russian language with great pleasure. At the end of the course, students took an exam to assess gained knowledge and skills. Teachers of law were teaching staff of the Law School of the Siberian Federal University and graduates of the DSG program at the same time.

The English-speaking section was attended by students of Comparative Law Department, who master professional legal English vocabulary. In addition, a student of Moscow State University became a listener of this course. Eduardo G. Pereira, an outstanding specialist in oil and gas industry, was a teacher in this area. He has also been a professor at the Department of Foreign Law and Comparative Law since August 2019.

Since 1999, a course of German law in German for Russian students has been held annually at Law School of the Siberian Federal University. Passau University, a long-standing good partner of SFU, sends it professors and researchers to Krasnoyarsk to implement the educational part of the course. The listeners are both students of the Comparative Law Department and students of other Russian universities who master German legal vocabulary. This year, students from Tomsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul and Irkutsk also took part in this course within the framework of ISLS. Professor Holm Putzke and the researcher at Passau University Anna Maria Kippardt, who conducted the exam of criminal law in Germany, researchers of Passau University Ramin Nikko and Laura Wexler, who taught European Union Law and International Law, acted as lecturers. It is completely fair to note that the professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Passau Holm Putzke was a program veteran as he visited Krasnoyarsk to work with Russian students in the eleventh time. Executive Director, Chief of Staff, member of the Board of the Russian Bar Association S.V. Aleksandrov emphasized the professor’s achievements in long-standing successful cooperation with the University of Passau and awarded him with the Certificate of Merit of the Russian Bar Association.

All three sections of the school were held simultaneously, which contributed to a deep immersion in the language environment, productive intercultural exchange and the establishment of multilateral and useful contacts between students and professors from different countries.

In addition to the educational program, the students of ISLS were expected to have an extensive cultural program in their free hours, so there was absolutely no time to be bored. The participants and their professors visited the most beautiful and fascinating places in Krasnoyarsk. They explored the popular national park «Stolby», the observation deck «Tsar Fish», the museum of the world-famous writer V. P.  Astafiev in Ovsyanka, whose works had been translated into 28 foreign languages. Students had very pleasant memories after a boat trip along the Yenisey River, where they managed to catch up gorgeous views of the Siberian mighty nature.

The participants of Summer Law School marked the high level of organization of the event and its enormous value for improving their knowledge, skills and competence in the field of law and for productive international communication, the exchange of cultural experiences, which is not so easy in current geopolitical situation.

Frolova Elizaveta

Annual International summer legal school was held by SibFU Law school — 2018

An International summer legal school took a place in SibFU Law School. 3 directions were united within 2 weeks of School work in 2018:

  • Basics of Russian law for German students (in German language):
  • International Petroleum Transaction & Environmental law (in English language):
  • German law for Russian students (in German language).

This year foreign students participated in International summer school (20 students), many of whom came to Krasnoyarsk with DAAD scholarship.

Students have learned the basics of Russian law and attended a course of Russian as a foreign language (30 hours). Learning of Summer school’s education program has finished with an exam. Lecturers of Law were Assistant Professors and Master candidates of SFU Law School, concurrently DSG alumni.

Participants who attended the courses were students of comparative law department of Law school well versed in legal English and the student from Changchun University of Science and Technology (China) who has been in Krasnoyarsk for the first time. Lecturer of this section was Doctor of Law, foremost expert in oil and gas industry Eduardo G. Pereira.

German-speaking educational course “German law” has been held since 1999 in SFU Law School. Long-term SFU’s partner, University of Passau (Germany) sends Professors to implement the educational part of the course. Participants who attend the course are students of comparative law department of Law school. Moreover, students of all Russian educational organizations, well-trained in legal German language, are invited to participate in the Summer school. This year students from Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul and Irkutsk participated in course of German law. Course program included lectures of German Criminal law, that were given by Prof. Dr. Holm Putzke and doctoral candidate Wagner Paul, and lectures of International public law and European law, that were delivered by Prof. Dr. Matthias Wendland and Valeria Titovskaya.

All three sections of Summer school were held in parallel, which contributes to a deep immersion in the language environment, and networking of students and teachers from different countries.

In addition to education program of Summer school’s students there was prepared a rich culture initiative, which included Krasnoyarsk round tours, River Yenisei tour, local national park “Stolby” tour, visit to Tsar-Fish Statue, museum of V. Astafyev in Ovsianka village and many other places.

Participants of the Summer school mentioned the high level of organization and its positive impact not only for increasing their own legal competence, but also for international communication in complicated geopolitical situation.

Dr Luidmilla Maiorova

Candidate of Legal Sciences, Manager of European programmes at Law School SibFU

Phone: +7 913 534-53-29
E-mail: lmaiorova [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru

Ms Olga Fettikh

Candidate of Legal Sciences, Manager of European programmes at Law School SibFU

Phone:+7 (391) 206-23-36
E-mail: ofettikh [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru

The University

Today Siberian Federal University (SibFU) with over 35,000 students enrolled in its programmes is one of the most actively developing universities in Russia. Annually more than 200 visiting professors – leading scientists from UK, Germany, Spain and USA – deliver their lectures at SibFU.

The University is a winner of the Russian Government grants supporting research projects under the guidance of top-level scholars from Russia and all over the world.

More information

The campus of Siberian Federal University is located in a forested area of the city of Krasnoyarsk. Academic buildings and dormitories of the university are surrounded by natural forest lands and easily accessible by the public transport. More information about the University Campus can be found here.

The City of Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk is the administrative capital of Krasnoyarsky kray – second largest region of Russia. It is a big industrial and educational centre with a population of more than 1 million people, and also an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The city is located on the banks of the Yenisey River in the valley formed by the Eastern Sayan Mountains. Nature reserve Stolby ("pillars") has become the city’s visiting card.

Among the famous people born in Krasnoyarsk are artist Vasily Surikov, opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov, skeletonist Alexander Tretyakov and ice-hockey player Alexander Semin.

In March 2019 Krasnoyarsk proudly hosted the XXIX Winter Universiade.

You can see series of the short interviews with participants of the International Summer Law School — 2019 "International contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry and Environmental law”

Carla Löwenstein — student of University of Passau (Карла Левенштайн — студентка Университета Пассау)

Johannes Kühl — research associate of University of Jena (Йоханнес Кюль — научный сотрудник Йенского университета Фридриха Шиллера)

Prof. Dr. Holm Putzke — Chair of Cromonal law and Criminal process of University of Passau (Путцке Холм — профессор кафедры уголовного права и уголовного процесса Университета Пассау)

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