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LL.M Program

The LL.M in International law is a one-year degree program providing specialized knowledge of international law for legal and business practitioners engaged in cross-border legal transactions.
KIMEP University created the LL.M in International law recognizing the need for continuing legal education in the Kazakhstan market. The curriculum was developed to give students the opportunity to increase their level of practical skills while deepening their theoretical legal knowledge. Students acquire skills to read and interpret legal texts, critically examine the underlying policies of legal rules, and prepare written and oral arguments based upon correct reasoning. The curriculum weaves conventional courses generally found in LL.M courses around the world with those that deal with the particular legal regime of Kazakhstan that constitute a precondition for foreign direct investment.

  • The program is accredited by a European accrediting agency.
  • All teachers at the Law School have post-graduate degrees from foreign universities; knowledge of Kazakhstan, international and comparative law; and actively conduct research.
  • Evening and weekend classes that allow you to continue working while you study.
  • The program can be completed in one year.

KIMEP School of Law has a unique program that provides teaching in both theory and practice through case studies, role-playing, and writing classes. This follows the best international practices of legal education. By practicing skills, our students learn theory better and increase their ability to work practically in their chosen field.Program duration: 1 year and up to 60 months
Language of instruction: English
Form of study: All teachers at the Law School have post-graduate degrees from foreign universities; knowledge of Kazakhstan, international and comparative law; and actively conduct research
Number of credits: 38

The Full-time LL.M Schedule

Fall Semester Credits
Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning 3
Private International Law 3
Psychology for Lawyers 2
Management for Lawyers 1
Methodology of International Legal Research 1
Program Foundation Elective course 3
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Total 16
Spring Semester  
Public International Law 3
Internship 2
Experimental Research including Master Thesis 4
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Program Specialization Elective course 3
Total 18
Summer I Semester  
Comprehensive Master’s exam 1
Thesis Defense 3
Total 4


Prerequisites
Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in law are required to take the following an Introduction to the Legal System of Kazakhstan course (LL.B holders are not eligible to take the course).

Students who graduated from KIMEP LL.B program may transfer two out of the four following courses earned within their LL.B curriculum to count toward their LL.M:

LAW3303 Company Law of Kazakhstan
LAW4501 Commercial Litigation in Kazakhstan
LAW3301 Contract Law of Kazakhstan
LAW3302 Tort Law of Kazakhstan

Minor in Business Law
The Law School offers a minor in Business Law to MBA students in the Bang College of Business. Details about this minor can be found in the MBA portion of the catalogue.

Core Courses 10
Business Communications 2
Organizational Behavior and Leadership Ethics 3
Managing Marketing 3
Corporate Reputation and Communication 2
Required Specialized Courses 6
Strategic Marketing 3
Research Methods for Marketing 3
Elective Specialized Courses (Students must complete any 8 courses from the list below) 24
Marketing Planning Process 3
Delivering Customer Value through Marketing 3
Project Management in Marketing 3
Analysis and Decision Making in Marketing 3
Emerging Themes in Marketing 3
Digital Marketing 3
Strategic Brand Management 3
Consumer Behavior 3
Integrated Marketing Communications 3
International Marketing 3
Selling and Sales Management 3
International Business 3
Selected Topics in Marketing 3
Internship and Directed Study 5
Final Attestation 4
Comprehensive Exam 1
Master Thesis 3
Total 49
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