Pericles' educational programs are divided into several departments:
- our long term LL.M. and M.J. programs
- our skills courses that are available even separate from our longer programs
- preparatory courses in English skills for lawyers
- in house training for law firms and corporate legal departments.
We also help students who want to study in the United States and Europe. We help students define their goals, choose a college or university, write their applications, obtain scholarships, and prepare for entrance exams such as TOEFL and GMAT.
Pericles' Law Department offers legal skills courses for practicing lawyers, law students and paralegals. These skills are seldom taught in Russian law schools, but are highly sought after by Western and Russian law firms and corporations. Regularly offered courses include legal writing, contract drafting, and business negotiations. We also present courses in-house for various Moscow offices of foreign and Russian law firms and corporations.
Our Law Department program includes Russia's first LL.M. program in Global Business Law. The program is taught completely in English by professors from all over the world. The program includes a heavy emphasis on skills courses and critical thinking, is guided by the requests of Russian and foreign law firms and companies, and is geared towards lawyers wanting a career in international business law practice.
Pericles has professors from all over the world who are fully degreed, experienced and qualified to teach their subjects.
Pericles courses are taught completely in English.
Pericles frequently sponsors guest visits from representatives of famous business and law schools, from law firms and law departments of big corporations. These visits give our students the chance to meet and ask questions to these representatives in a small, private atmosphere (averaging 15-20 students in a meeting).
Pericles is a non-profit, tuition funded institution. It has never received grants or financing from international or national organizations from abroad or from Russia.
However, to the extent funds are available we offer many students the opportunity to study on full or partial scholarship.
Our goal is to help students get the best Continuous Legal Education (CLE) and to succeed in the top law firms and companies in Russia and abroad.
Our Alumni work or worked in firms and companies including VTB, Promstroybank, Gazprombank, Gazprom, Gazpromneft, Gazprom Media, Bashneft, TNK, Lukoil, Sibur, Severstal, Mars, Ashan, Polus, Rusal, Svyazinvest, MTS, Rostelecom, Vympelcom (Beeline), INTER RAO UES, Pepelyaev Group, EPAM, Vegas-Lex, MGIMO MID RF, HSE, MGUA, VAVT, MITSO (Bielorussian University), Baker & McKenzie, Morgan Lewis, Lovells, White & Case, PWC, Sony, the ICJ, the EBRD and many more.
Pericles professors and courses have helped students get into some of the best Western B-schools and law schools, such as Wharton, Harvard, INSEAD, LBS, Northwestern, Duke, UCLA and Berkeley.
Our students are successful because they are extremely bright, completely bilingual and highly motivated, and because, during more than two decades of experience in the Russian market, we have developed highly effective methods of training. Our mission is to continue that high standard of quality into the future, and to expand with more international programs and course offerings that are unique to the Russian educational environment and continue to attract the best and the brightest students in Russia and beyond.
As a non-profit organization, all our resources go into helping to improve our programs and our services to students. Our students' success is our success. All tuition money paid for our courses goes towards hiring the best teachers, providing the most benefits for our students, and developing better and better programs and facilities.
Although we work closely with Western organizations and universities to get the latest information for our students, we are not funded by any government nor paid a commission by any Western university. Our independence is important to our mission of giving students objective educational and career advice, and ensuring that our programs are driven by student and market needs, thus imparting unbiased, practical and meaningful information to our students.
If you have any questions, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (495) 649-2273.