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Bachelor in Internationl Law

The Bachelor of International Law program provides a high-quality education in the legal regulation of the inter-State relations, of the private relations between natural persons and the legal entities, and of the business relations between partners representing different jurisdictions. This knowledge and acquired skills will allow graduates to become effective lawyers in public and private sectors: State organs, international inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, private companies, and law and consultancy firms.

The Bachelor of International Law program requires that students complete 155 credits. Students are recommended to take 18-21 credits per academic semester, which allows completing the program within four academic years.

Category of Courses Credit Hours
General Education Requirements 36
Program Foundation Requirements 36
Program Foundation Electives 33
Program Specialization Requirements 12
Program Specialization Electives 21
Internship 8
Physical Education 2
Thesis 1
State Examination 1
Total 155

 

General Education Requirements
Students must take all the following courses:

GEN1000 History of Kazakhstan 3
KAZ Kazakh I 3
KAZ Kazakh II 3
GEN1100 Academic Speaking [English] 3
GEN1120 Academic Reading and Writing I (English) 3
GEN1040 Life Security 2
ECON1101 Introduction to Economics 2
GEN2701/POL2511 Fundamentals of Political Science 2
GEN1300 or GEN2301 Introduction to Computers or Business Computer Applications 3
GEN/PAD2030.2 Ecology and Sustainable Development 2
GEN2700/PAD2700 Fundamentals of Sociology 2
GEN2500 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GENxxxx Business Russian / Kazakh 2
LAW1001 Introduction to the Legal System of Kazakhstan 3
TOTAL 36

Program Foundation Requirements
Students must take all the following courses:

Prerequisites
LAW1101 Theory of State and Law 3 None
LAW1102 History of State and Law of Kazakhstan 3 None
LAW1103 History of State and Law in Foreign Countries 3 None
GEN1711/IRL1512 Fundamentals of International Relations 3 None
LAW2104 Constitutional Law of RK 3 None
LAW2106 Criminal Law of RK: General Part 3 Theory of State and Law
LAW2107 Criminal Law of RK: Special Part 3 Criminal Law of RK General Part
LAW2108 Civil Law of RK. General Part 3 Theory of State and Law
LAW2109 Civil Law of RK. Special Part 3 Civil Law of RK General Part
LAW3311 Public International Law 3 None
LAW3312 Private International Law 3 None
IRL3521 Theories of International Relations 3 None
TOTAL 30

 

Program Foundation Electives
Students must take 11 foundation elective courses: seven courses with code “LAW” and four courses with code “IRL”.

LAW Foundation Elective #1  3
LAW Foundation Elective #2 3
LAW Foundation Elective #3 3
LAW Foundation Elective #4 3
LAW Foundation Elective #5 3
LAW Foundation Elective #6 3
LAW Foundation Elective #7 3

 

IRL Foundation Elective #10 3
IRL Foundation Elective #11 3
IRL Foundation Elective #12 3
IRL Foundation Elective #13 3
TOTAL 39

List of the Program Foundation Elective courses
Students must take nine courses from the list below:

Prerequisites
LAW1301 Legal Research, Reading and Writing 3 None
LAW2105 Administrative Law of RK 3 None
LAW2110 Labor Law of RK 3 None
LAW2301 History of Political and Legal Studies 3 None
LAW2302 Philosophy of Law 3 None
LAW2303 Roman Law 3 None
LAW3301 Contract Law of RK 3 None
LAW3302 Tort Law of RK 3 None
LAW3303 Company Law of RK 3 None
LAW3305 Comparative Constitutional Law 3 None

Students must take four courses from the list below:

IRL3516 Terrorism and Security 3 None
IRL3520 Foreign Policy of kazakhstan 3 None
IRL3524 Global Security and International Conflict Resolution 3 None
IRL3544 Diplomatic and Consular Service 3 None
IRL3545 Diplomatic Protocol and Documents 3 None
IRL4527 Ethics in International Relations 3 None

 

Program Specialization Requirements

Students must take all the following courses:

Prerequisite
LAW4502 Law of the WTO 3 None
LAW4514 Law of International Treaties 3 None
LAW4401 Criminal Procedure Law of RK 3 Criminal Law of RK: General Part
LAW4402 Civil Procedure Law of RK 3 Civil Law of RK: General Part
TOTAL 12

 

Program Specialization Electives

Students must take seven specialization elective courses:

LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #1  3
LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #2 3
LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #3 3
LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #4 3
LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #5 3
LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #6 3
LAWxxxx Specialization Elective #7 3

 

List of the Program Specialization Elective courses

Prerequisites
LAW4503 Law of the European Union 3 None
LAW4504 International Human Rights Law 3 None
LAW4505 International Investment Law 3 None
LAW4506 International Commercial Law 3 None
LAW4515 International Criminal Law 3 None
LAW4507 Law of Energy and Natural Resources 3 None
LAW4516 Introduction to the Legal System of a Foreign Country I 3 None
LAW4517 Introduction to the Legal System of a Foreign Country II 3 None
LAW4518 Introduction to the Legal System of a Foreign Country III 3 None

 

Other requirements:

Internship

Prerequisites
LAW2601 Academic Internship 2 completion of 36 credits plus Constitutional Law of RK and Civil Law of RK General Part
LAW3602 Professional Internship 2 completion of at least 90 credits of courses
LAW4603 Pre-Diploma Internship 2 completion of at least 120 credits of courses
TOTAL 6

 

Physical Education

GENxxxx Physical Culture 2
GENxxxx Physical Culture 3
GENxxxx Physical Culture 3
TOTAL 8

 

Thesis and State Examination

Prerequisites
LAW4701 State Exam(s) 1 completion of at least 140 credits of courses
LAW4702 Thesis 2
TOTAL 3

 
Students must take the State Exam before defending their thesis. This exam must be taken after all academic credits have been earned.
Students must defend their Theses before graduation. By the  second year of the program they must select a topic and find a supervisor from among Faculty members.

Bachelor of International Law
A minor in Law includes many disciplines in Law studies, which allow undergraduate students to obtain a specialized knowledge in Law. To obtain minor in Law, a student must complete 15 academic credits.

Prerequisite
LAW1001 Introduction to the Legal System of Kazakhstan 3
Mandatory Courses
LAW1101 Theory of state and Law 3
LAW2104 Constitutional Law of RK 3
LAW2106 Criminal Law of RK: General Part 3
LAW2108 Civil Law of RK: General Part 3
TOTAL 15

Minor in Public International Law
A minor in Public International Law offers courses to undergraduate students who would like to obtain a specialized knowledge in Law. To obtain minor in Public International Law, a student must complete 15 academic credits:

Prerequisites
LAW1001 Introduction to the Legal System of Kazakhstan 3
LAW3311 Public International Law 3
Any Three out the Following Courses:
LAW4502 Law of the WTO 9
LAW4503 Law of the European Union
LAW4504 International Human Rights Law
LAW4514 Law of International Treaties
LAW4515 International Criminal Law
TOTAL 15

Tuition & Fees

Scholarship opportunities
There are many opportunities for merit-based scholarships for Kazakhstani and international students.
While studying at KIMEP University, students may also apply for part-time positions available on the University campus.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid, if you would like to apply for scholarship.

Andrey Kozik (1)

Andrey L. Kozik, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in International Law, DipPFM
Associate Professor, School of Law

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Prof. Andrey L. Kozik specializes in the legal regulation of IT. He is a member of influential study and expert groups. He has over 50 publications on digital economy, fintech, autonomous weapons, cyber attacks, cyber espionage and security. His most recent book (co-authored with a group of international experts) – the Tallinn Manual 2.0 (CUP, 2017) is among the most cited. In 2017, as a researcher, he influenced the “Digital Russia Roadmap” (adopted by Russian Prime Minister), Belarus National Bank Fintech development strategy, Hi-Tech Park Presidential decree in Belarus.


Claudio Lombardi (4)

Claudio Lombardi, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law

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Claudio is an assistant professor at KIMEP University, School of Law and visiting fellow at the CELS centre, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law. He specializes in competition law and policy, international trade law, innovation, and comparative contract law.

After obtaining his Doctorate in European and Comparative law at the University of Trento, with a thesis in competition law, and a master in International Commercial law at the Kings College, University of Aberdeen, he has worked for the University College London (UCL), the Max Planck Institute (Hamburg), the Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Law, the Higher School of Economics, and the International University College of Turin. In the summer of 2018, he was Visiting Professor at the Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Law.

He has been involved in several projects dealing with trade and competition law, advising and writing reports for European Institutions and governmental authorities – including the antitrust authorities of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Eurasian Economic Commission – and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Claudio is also a qualified lawyer in Italy.

Contacts

e-mail: clombardi@kimep.kz   


Federico Dalpane (1)

Federico Dalpane, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law

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Research and Publications:

“Animal Welfare in the Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union and in the Legislation of Kazakhstan”, forthcoming.

“Взаимосвязь бытового насилия и жестокого обращения с животными [The link between animal abuse and domestic violence]”, in Вестник КазНУ. Серия юридическая [VestnikKazNU. Legal Series], No. 4 (72), 2014, p. 303-309.

“Animal Law in Kazakhstan: A Survey”, in Global Journal of Animal Law, 2013, No. 2.


Joseph Luke (2)

Joseph Luke, J.D.

Dean and Assistant Professor, School of Law

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Research and Publications:

“Team-teaching of law and English at a Tertiary Level”, Alatoo Academic Studies2016 (1)

“Russia” in Sources of State Practice in International Law 2 Revised ed. Ralph Gaebler and Alison Shea, Eds.  (Leiden: MartinusNijhoff, 2014)


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Maria Baideldinova, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law

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Research and Publications:

“Recent Developments in Animal Law in Kazakhstan”, forthcoming.

“К вопросу об имущественных отношениях супругов в казахстанском семейном праве: режимы собственности супругов”, Вестник КазНУ. Серия юридическая [VestnikKazNU. LegalSeries], August 2015

“Взаимосвязь бытового насилия и жестокого обращения с животными [Thelinkbetweenanimalabuseanddomesticviolence]”, in Вестник КазНУ. Серия юридическая [VestnikKazNU. Legal Series], No. 4 (72), 2014, p. 303-309.


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Nicolas Zambrana-Tevar, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, School of Law

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Research and Publications:

“Can arbitration become the preferred grievance mechanism in conflicts related to business and human rights?” http://business-humanrights.org/sites/default/files/documents/Arbitration%20and%20HHRR.pdf (Working Paper published in Papeles. El Tiempo de los Derechos, Proyecto Consolider Ingenio 2010, Number 3, 2015).

“An Introduction to the Mechanism of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction to Prosecute Violations of Human Rights by Transnational Corporations” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2537665 (Kazakh National Pedagogical University after Abai, Series of “Sociological and Political Sciences N?1 (49), 2015).


Sergey Sayapin (1)

Sergey Sayapin, Dr. iur.

Assistant Professor in International and Criminal Law, Director of the LLB in International Law Programme, School of Law

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Dr. Sayapin teaches and researches in the areas of international and criminal law, and is among Central Asia’s leading experts on international conflict and security law. He regularly advises the ICRC, UNODC and Central Asian States’ authorities on international law issues, and appears in national and international mass media. Dr. Sayapin is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law.


Zhanat Alimanov (1)

Zhanat Alimanov

LL.M., Assistant Professor

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Phone: 237-47-57 ext. 2732
E-mail: alimanov@kimep.kz
Office 123 / New Academic building

Education:

DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Durham, NC
Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1999-2000
Honors: KZ Presidential Scholarship Bolashak

KAZAKHSTAN UNIVERSITY OF THE HUMANITIES and LAW, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Diploma in Jurisprudence, 1994-1998
Graduated with high honors

Biography:

Zhanat Alimanov has occupied throughout his career several management and director’s positions. These include Executive Director at Sapienti Group, Head of the Executive Board at the Kazakhstan Association of Independent Directors, and member of the Board of Directors at the Kazakhstan National Company “SPK “Saryarka.” He is admitted to practice in the state of New York, USA (New York Bar).

KIMEP UNIVERSITY, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2008 – Present
Assistant Professor
Courses: Company Law, Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan, Business Law, and Civil Law.

Director of KIMEP Legal Clinic (2012-present)
Supervision of students’ consulting work in corporate and civil law areas.  Overall direction of the operation of KIMEP Legal Clinic.

KMGC Consulting, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2007-2008
Junior Partner, Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
Consulted on corporate law and corporate governance issues.  Held overall responsibility over Almaty office.

SAPIENTI Consulting, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2004-2007
Partner, Corporate and Commercial Law
Legal consulting and trainings (corporate and commercial law).  E.g., instructed officers of EP KazMunaiGas (listed in London Stock Exchange) on responsibilities and liabilities of officers of public companies under Kazakh law (eight two-day sessions). Overall management.

JSC PHARMACIA, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2000-2004
Head of Law Department, Corporate and Commercial Law
Advised on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Courses taught at KIMEP:

  • Law in Kazakhstan
  • Comparative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Law

Research interests:

  • Corporate Governance

Selected publications:

“Analyses of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan.  Challenges & Recommendations. (Part 1.  Kazakhstan Railways.),” The Yurist (peer reviewed journal), Almaty, Kazakhstan.  September, 2013

“Analyses of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan.” The Business & Vlast, Almaty, Kazakhstan.  March, 2013

Contact information:
Phone: 237-47-57 ext. 2732
E-mail: alimanov@kimep.kz
Office 123 / New Academic building


Zhenis Kembaev (2)

Zhenis Kembayev, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Law

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‘Recent Constitutional Reforms in Kazakhstan: A Move Towards Democratic Transition?’ (2017) Review of Central and East European Law.

‘Implementing the Silk Road Economic Belt: From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Silk Road Union?’ (2017) Asia Europe Journal.

‘The Court of the Eurasian Economic Union: An Adequate Body for Facilitating the
Eurasian Integration?’ (2016) Review of Central and East European Law.

‘Partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Kazakhstan: Problems and Perspectives’ (2016) European Foreign Affairs Review.


Alina Davar 2

Alina Davar

Master of Law (LL.M) in International Business Law, KIMEP University, 2013, Diploma with honor (KIMEP Merit-Based Scholarship Awardee)

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Education:

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in International Relations with minor in Law, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, 2010

Master of Law (LL.M) in International Business Law, KIMEP University, 2013, Diploma with honor (KIMEP Merit-Based Scholarship Awardee)

Biography:

Alina Davar took an internship in the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (The Senate Apparatus) in the Department of International Communication and International Cooperation  in  Astana. Alina worked as a research assistant at KIMEP University’s School of Law,  was a committee member on  selecting the KIMEP students for the Internship  in the Parliament,  a member of the KIMEP team on “Legal Clinic” creation and also a regular participant and the winner of the Kazakhstan’s UN Model. 

Currently Alina Davar is a Lecturer in School of Law, KIMEP University.  

Сourses taught at KIMEP:

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law

Research interests:  

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Law

Contact information:

Phone: 237-47-57 ext. 2730
E-mail: a.davar@kimep.kz
Office 121 / New Academic building                                                                       

           


Gulnara Issakanova

Gulnara Isakanova

Образование: Высшее.  Юридический факультет Карагандинского Государственного Университета, 1972-1977 годы. Биография:…

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Образование:

Высшее.  Юридический факультет Карагандинского Государственного Университета, 1972-1977 годы.

Биография:

Ранее работала в разных отраслях юриспруденции: юрисконсультом, нотариусом, заместителем начальника управления юстиции Алматинской области.

Судья в отставке. Более 20 лет проработала в судебной системе г. Алматы: Ауэзовский, Алмалинский районные суды,  городской суд г. Алматы – в апелляционной судебной коллегии по гражданским и административным делам и кассационной судебной коллегии. По итогам 2010 года признана лучшей судьей г. Алматы.

Специализация: рассмотрение гражданских и уголовных  дел.

Работа в КИМЭП:

Руководитель производственной практики Юридический клиники.

Контактная информация:

Тел.: 237-47-57 внут.2750

E-mail  gulkazh@mail.ru

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Gulzhan Altynbayeva

EDUCATION: 1992-1993      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; LLM 1980-1984      Sverdlovsk…

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EDUCATION:

1992-1993      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; LLM
1980-1984      Sverdlovsk Law Institute; Diploma in Law
1977-1980      Chelyabinsk College of Law; Diploma

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2014- current  JSC “KazTransCom”, Member of the Board of Directors;
1996-2012      Altynbayev Sisters LLP, Legal and Auditing Services, Managing Partner;
1993-1996      Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Associate, Head of Almaty Branch;
1989-1992      Kazak Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Basics of Law; Professor-Assistant;
1984-1989      Chelyabinsk Region Public Prosecutor Office; Deputy Prosecutor of Magnitogorsk City;

LANGUAGES:        Russian– native, English– fluent; Kazak– basic