The Faculty of Law of St. Petersburg State University in association with the law firm S&K Vertical is launching a new educational project “Corporate lawyer”
The Faculty of Law of St.-Petersburg State University in association with the law firm S&K Vertical is launching a new educational project “Corporate lawyer”, aimed at integration of practical knowledge into academic process.
As part of the project, the leading lawyers of the major Russian companies will give seminars to students of the Faculty of Law of St.-Petersburg State University. Such seminars will be dedicated not only to legal aspects in a particular area, but also to advising students on career issues.
Such events are strongly sought-for in student circles, while the necessity to integrate practical and educational processes is recognised at the national level
On April 12, 2010, the first seminar from the “Corporate lawyer” series was hold, dedicated to business issues faced by legal departments of the telecom market leaders.
A. S. Bolokhonov, chief legal officer of Megafon OJSC (Northwest business unit) and V. I Polyakova, chief legal officer of Skartel LLC (Yota brand) hold their presentations and told students and employees of the Faculty of Law of St.-Petersburg State University about their work, the structure of legal departments of the companies, as well as about interesting cases from their law enforcement practice.
Yekaterina Romanova, a third-year student, was awarded the prize for the most interesting question, a book by Wolters Kluwer publishing house, presented by Sergey Slagoda, moderator of the seminar and managing partner of the law firm S &K Vertical.
Following the speeches delivered, the speakers announced the competition and let the students present their own vision as to resolving difficult legal issues arising out of activity of their companies. Winners of the competition will receive valuable prizes awarded by Megafon OJSC and Skartel LLC.
Sheveleva N. A., vice-dean of the Faculty of Law of St.-Petersburg State University highly appreciated the importance of such events and their practical value for students embarking on a professional career.
The Faculty of Law of St.-Petersburg State University and the law firm S&K Vertical will keep the educational project “Corporate lawyer” on an ongoing basis. The next seminar will be hold place in May, 2010 and will be dedicated to activity of legal departments in sports organisations and clubs.
Information support of the project is provided by “Korporativny yurist” magazine.