The LL.M Graduating Class of 2012!
LR: Professor Mendelssohn, Graduate Sergey Kalaberda, Professor Lissniak, Graduates Anastasia Frolova, Alexandra Khizunova, Anastasia Khruleva, Tatiana Alexandrova, Michael Mayer (graduated Dec. 2011), Pavel Kislovsky, Lada Myasnikova (graduated Dec. 2011), Evgenia Vetoshnikova, Alexander Katzendorn, Dean Marian Dent, Graduates Svetlana Voronova-Yaremenko (graduated Dec. 2011), Daria Lulakova-Aydyn and Maria Navasardova. In front, Graduate Sergey Baranaov (graduated Dec. 2011). Not present in the photo are Graduates Olga Bondo, Aijamal Umarova, and Maxim Fedorov.
This is the 10th anniversary year of our LL.M. program so it was a time to take a look back and reflect. The first LL.M. graduation class at Pericles was in 2005, Dean Dent recalled talking at their graduation about the bravery of those students, who entered our LL.M. in the first and second years of our existence, for entrusting us with their education. They were trail blazers. The class that we graduate in 2012 are no less trailblazers. 2012 is a year when Russia is on the cusp. Although Russia just entered the WTO, there are elements that are turning towards isolationism and away from integration in the world society. It's a challenging time politically and economically. We firmly believe that our students, who graduate with a truly international understanding of law and business, will be the future of Russia, and will help create solid relations between Russia and the West.
To our graduates, we are thankful to you for trusting Pericles to guide your legal education, and believe that you agree that you made the right choice! Our congratulations and best wishes for your success!