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A Profile of Russian Law Students: A Comparison of Full-Time Versus Correspondence Students

Journal of Legal Education. 2018. Vol. 67. No. 4. P. 1005-1034.

Interest in studying law has grown dramatically in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. When high school students are surveyed about their future, becoming a lawyer (iurist) is typically one of the top choices.1 Law students now make up about 10% of all university students,2 compared with 2% of this population in the Soviet era.3 Yet we know remarkably little about Russian law students. To date, the literature has focused primarily on institutional reforms to Russian legal education.4 These changes have been far reaching, both in quantity and quality. In the Soviet era, higher education was fully subsidized by the state