The Bloomsbury publishing house has published a book «The Foundations of Russian Law». The book was aimed by its editor Marianna Muravieva, a professor at the University of Helsinki, as a kind of textbook or dictionary for a foreign audience, primarily students. Ekaterina Khodzhaeva and Kirill Titaev are the authors of the eighth chapter of the book dedicated to the legal profession and legal education in Russia.
in March 2023, Manchester University Press published the book «Policing race, ethnicity and culture: Ethnographic perspectives across Europe». One of the chapters was written by IRL researcher Ekaterina Khodzhaeva on the results of fieldwork on the Russian police and their interaction with migrants.
The book by Timur Bocharov and Aryna Dzmitryieva "Legal Education in Russia and Abroad: Between University, Profession, State and Market" is now available online.
The book analyzes legal education in Russia. The research uses extensive empirical material (analysis of statistics, questionnaire survey, expert interviews and focus groups). Authors distinguish three segments of legal education and analyze the teaching and approaches to the training of lawyers in mass, elite, and departmental institutions of higher education. Full text (in Russian)
The book 'Lawyers in 21st-Century Societies' edited by Richard L Abel, Ole Hammerslev, Hilary Sommerlad and Ulrike Schultz has been published in Hart Publishing.
This comparative volume presents sociological studies of legal professions across the world. The volume includes the report ‘Russia: Challenges of the Market and Boundary Work’ prepared by Timur Bocharov and Ekaterina Moiseeva. The report provides an overview of the Russian legal profession focusing on the challenges it has faced with the transition of Russia to a market economy.
The book ‘A Sociology of Justice in Russia’ edited by Marina Kurkchiyan and Agnieszka Kubal has been published in Cambridge University Press.
The book includes the chapter ‘When Business Goes to Court: Arbitrazh Courts’ in Russia’ prepared by Timur Bocharov and Kirill Titaev. This chapter explores how the relatively unique and autonomous structure of Russian commercial courts – known as Arbitrazh courts – operates. It takes a close look at the types of dispute decided on by Arbitrazh courts, how they process their caseload and the experiences of the different users of this institution of justice in Russia.
The book 'Being a Lawyer in Russia: Sociological Study of the Legal Profession' by Timur Bocharov and Ekaterina Moiseeva has been published in European University Press. The book presents the sociological study of the advocates’ profession in Russia. The main feature of Russia’s legal profession is its high level of fragmentation. It consists of several enclosed and loosely connected professional groups. Advocates are the most professionalized group of the Russian legal community in the sense that they correspond to the classical definition of “profession” and its attributes. However, ordinary citizens often do not see any differences between advocates and unlicensed lawyers calling both of them “advocates” or simply “lawyers.” The elite push forward a professional project attempting to expand their monopoly over all legal representation and bring the “army” of unnamed competitors under the bar.
Institute for the Rule of Law published a book by Vadim Volkov, Aryna Dzmitryieva, Mikhail Pozdniakov and Kirill Titaev "Russian Judges: A Sociological Study of the Profession". The book discusses the structure of the judicial system and judicial proceedings in Russia. In book focuses on the history and the present day of judiciary in Russia. It also discusses their career trajectories. Where and how do judges get their education and initial experience? What values underlie their professional culture? What is the daily routine of judges, what are the conditions under which they work? How is the judicial community structured, what are its formal structures and mechanisms for selecting judicial candidates and mechanisms for controlling judicial conduct. How do judges interact with the outside world: society, government agencies? The book uses qualitative and quantitative data collected in 2011-2016. Selected chapters available at "Syg.ma".