Adilet School of Law


pr. Gagarina 135-A
480046 Almaty
Tel: 46-02-90
Fax: 46-46-11
Contact: Victor Malinovsky, Director; Gulsara Tlenchieva, Professor

The motto of this private, non-commercial law school is "Towards a free and responsible individual through market economy, civil society and lawful state." To this end, the school offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law, combining legal education (constitutional, contract, civil, criminal and business/financial law) with the social sciences (ethics, economic theory, Latin, history, political science, psychology and computer skills). Courses focus on the comparison of Kazakstan's legal system with those of other countries.

Faculty consists of over forty professors and instructors, several of whom have worked abroad, and visiting lecturers from the United States. In addition to their regular courses, Adilet instructors conduct annual three-month preparation courses for applicants to humanitarian institutes. They also teach law to 150 upper-level students at Secondary School #94.

Adilet has a comprehensive library of modern legal literature and an electronic database of legislation in Kazakstan. It has founded a publishing house called Adilet Press, which produces books by well-known Kazakstani scholars, compilations of legislation, and minutes of seminars and conferences. The school also publishes two periodicals of essays by law professors and students: Adilet Scientific Works journal and a student newspaper The Daily Lawyer (in English).

Adilet helped found the Center of Legal Information of Kazakstan in April 1996, in collaboration with the American Legal Consortium, the Institute of State and Law of the Kazakstan Academy of Sciences, the Kazakstan State Law University, and the Library of the Kazakstan Academy of Sciences.

Graduates of Adilet typically pursue careers in government, private enterprise, banking, consulting firms, courts and joint-ventures. The school has branches in four other cities: Kazakstan: Kokshetau, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Taraz and Astana.

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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Last updated:    November 1998