SAIL creates a portfolio of programs and events which are considered the most up-to-date and demanded among international law experts, corporate managers, business owners and market leaders, together with our international partners, our and our partner's ordered marketing studies and analytical materials.

SAIL, along with our partners in the international law education market, determines the format of the programs to come, the venue, the list of speakers, the budget and mechanisms for attracting the students. After corporate discussions, the Board of Directors takes the final decision and launches the program with all the roles given to all the partners.

All the SAIL programs are formed and created based on the core principle – the leading role in building the program goes to the one who has absolutely the best, widely recognized professional competences and practical experience in the world professional law market. This is to secure the creation of a very special product in the field of the international education.

All the SAIL programs are developed based on the principle as follows: we are sharing and presenting the world’s best experience through our offline and online presentations, personified class hours, practical individual and team workshops. After we finish our official educational courses and programs we keep on working with our students in the real international law and business environment.

The absolute majority of our speakers are experts of the highest corporate rank, international law leading experts, CEOs and owners of successful businesses, the ones who carry and share the latest innovative knowledge.

Our SAIL is the socially important international project where the engine of the process is the team of partners. We intend to support the lifecycle of the best students and graduates internationally, those, who would like to go on with their postgraduate education and career growth.

 

Foreign  Languages

 

Learning foreign languages is an integral part of professional training of any today's professional. Our training is intended not only to lay the foundation of knowledge of a foreign language, but also to train experts able to apply this knowledge in their field of expertise.

Throughout their studies in Geneva, students learn English and French languages intensively using programs developed by experts in linguistic training of international lawyers, top professors of MGIMO(Moscow State Institute of International Relations) under MFA of the Russian Federation and Swiss  Academy for International Law to achieve the level of B2/C1. Students that have higher levels of proficiency are able to train with native speakers in C1/C2 groups.

The extent of foreign language training of the joint educational program is comparable to that of auniversity’s foreign language department -- over 1,300 hours.

Groups have no more than 6 to 8 trainees which makes it possible to give individual attention when learning foreign languages.

 

Starting the third academic year, training is offered in English: two hour-long lectures and workshops are held with participation of foreign professors of law, representatives of such international organization as United Nations Organizations (UNO), International AtomicEnergy Agency (IAEA), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Trade Organization (WTO), banks UBS, Julius Bae andpartners of law firms.

Apart from the above, students enjoy the uniquely developed profession-oriented Legal English Course.The main objective of the course is the development of the skill set needed to effectively use ofEnglish-language international law and Anglo-American law documents.

The training course establishes the basis of knowledge of international public law and of Anglo-Saxonlegal system in the original (English language). This expands students’ professional competence in the field of comparative jurisprudence, opens manifold possibilities for studies of professional literature, as well as establishes and helps to develop much-needed skills of oral and written translation in their professional field.

 

Good command of French language is a must for everyone who wishes to engage in intentional relations since French is one of the official languages of UN, EU, as well as of major intentional organizations.

French is taught using the system adopted by MGIMO under MFA of the Russian Federation. This system incorporates both the best academic traditions accumulated by the Soviet and Russian linguistic schools and new approaches developed by European and Russian experts.

The program enables its graduates to pass international certification examinations in French language --DELF and DALF, as well as Swiss language knowledge examination FIDE without any additional training.

After a student achieves level B1, he or she is taught foreign legal language and principles of translation. The programs are built around international law, Swiss law, French law, etc.

 

Internship and Apprenticeship

 

Internship is a mandatory element of the learning process. It is also a chance to apply and solidify acquired knowledge in real-life situations. Students enjoy the unique opportunity to take part in internship programs not only in Russia but also in Switzerland and the EU, in such organizations and companies as:

 

  • the United Nations Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • World Trade Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • the International Olympic Committee (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • International Ice Hokey Federation (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Roche (F. Hoffmann-La Roche) Holding (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA (Gutersloh, Germany)
  • ThyssenKrupp AG (Germany and Switzerland)
  • Deutsche Telekom (Berlin, Germany) and many others

 

Over the course of their studies, our students visit numerous international organizations, meet practicing lawyers and visit the most prominent “capitals of international law”, such as Strasbourg,Hague and Vien. The main objective of the educational and academic visit to Strasbourg is getting to know European and international human rights systems and the law of European Union. The visit involves lectures in Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), European Parliament,as well as attendance of a hearing held by ECHR Grand Chamber.

 

Graduates

 

Over 200 graduates of the Program are highly competitive skilled professionals that now hold positions in

corporations, Swiss legal firms and banks, as well as in Russian government agencies, such as: 

WIPO, Geneva Credit Suisse, Zurich Glencore, Geneva

Eurasian Economic Commission, Moscow Credit Suisse, Moscow

Google, Los Angeles

Banque Safra Sarasin, Geneva

Python & Peter Avocats, Geneva

Tax & Finance& HR Legal UK, Moscow Perreard de Boccard Avocats, Geneva CIM Banque, Geneva

State Duma, Moscow Mercedes Benz, Moscow Banque JP Morgan SA, Geneva University of Geneva, Geneva

Transneft JSC, Moscow Litasco (Lukoil), Geneva

PJSC Gazprom, Saint Petersburg DLA Piper, Moscow

PJSC Lukoil, Moscow Rosneft, Geneva