Institute for Law and Public Policy
Address: 129090, Moscow, Shchepkina str., 8
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 140, Moscow, 129090, Russia
Tel.: +7 (495) 608 6959, 608 6635; Fax: +7 (495) 608 6915
The Annual Moot Court Contest on Constitutional Justice for Law Schools of the Russian Federation Crystal Themis has been held since 2011.
The Contest is a unique project conceived as an annual competition for student teams of law faculties of the Russian universities, held on the national level in the Russianlanguage and dedicated to practical aspects of modern constitutional law and human rights. The Contest concept is developed by the participants of the educational project Comparative Constitutional Law: Theory and Methodology in the Context of Constitutional Reforms (2009-2012), successfully implemented by the Institute for Law and Public Policy with the assistance of the International Higher Education Support Program (Budapest). Gradually, it is becoming one of the most significant events in the legal world of Russia, rapidly expanding its geography. The teams from 83 Russian universities took part in the Contest from 2011 to 2016.
The Contest is held in the form of a game of constitutional litigation. The experts select the best teams on the basis of procedural documents prepared. Before 2016 these teams met face-to-face at the semi-final rounds in St. Petersburg. As a result of the semi-final rounds the two leading teams played the final round at the Russian Constitutional Court to determine the winner of the main Award Crystal Themis. The Prize is a timeless and it remains in the school prepared the best team. In addition to practical skills and improving theoretical training such competitions give students the opportunity to show themselves in front of potential employers. In 2017, the face-to-face stages of the Contest will be held in Moscow for the first time.
The judges and the jury are leading experts in the field of constitutional law and justice.
The winners of the Annual Moot Court Contest on Constitutional Justice became the teams of the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (2011), St. Petersburg State University (2012), the Ural State Law Academy (2013), the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" - Saint-Petersburg Branch ( 2014), Ural state Law University (2015).
tel. +7(495) 608-69-59; 608-66-35
fax +7 (495) 608-69-15
Post Address: 129090, Москва, а/я 140
Address: 8, Shchepkin St. Moscow 129090 Russia
Летняя школа «Конституционное правосудие: практические навыки и методика игровых судебных процессов», Москва, 2 - 6 июля 2012 года