Kutafin University Law Review


academic peer-reviewed law journal

The Kutafin University Law Review (KULawR) is an academic peer-reviewed law journal published by Kutafin Moscow State Law University. The KULawR is established in March 2014 and is published twice a year. The journal is dedicated to the integration of Russian legal studies within the world law society.

It publishes original research papers on the most important current legal problems. The Kutafin University Law Review deals with various law branches: public and private law, both national and international law. We equally accept works of well known scholars as well as talented students, even if they are not very experienced – the most important criteria for us is the quality of the papers.

Please note that the mission of our journal is to involve not just our university scholars, but scholars and students from all over the world. We would like to address important legal issues existing around the world. So, the KULawR is open to publish articles and comments also on foreign legal issues, written by Russian scholars and vice versa – about Russian ones, written by foreign authors.

The KULawR is the open access journal. It is available both online and in print. Online version of the journal is free of charge for the readers.

The KULawR puts a greater emphasis on ethic aspects. So, we've drafted our ethics policy covering the relations with authors, readers and reviewers (check it please at our website).

The contents of the KULawR cover different legal branches and scholarships. We would be happy to focus on random topics of law, as well as allied sciences – legal sociology, criminology, forensics, etc. The pages of the KULawR are opened for a wide range of new and creative opinions.

The main Rubrics are the following:





The Journal distinguishes several types of submissions:




Legislative review, as well as judicial practice, academic conferences and books reviews.

We hope that the little owl with the olive branch which you can see in our logo will inspire you with the fresh ideas which will bring wisdom, peace and happiness in our world by means of law.

The best ideas are always welcomed!

Sincerely yours,


Editors-in-ChiefOlga Shevchenko, Paul Kalinichenko