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Ekaterina Mishina

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    Independent Legal Scholar

    Full Biography

    Ekaterina Mishina is an independent legal scholar. She received a B.A. and M.A. in Jurisprudence from the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University, graduating in with the highest honours in 1987.  Dr Mishina holds  a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence from the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences  (1992). She most recently served as a visiting professor of law and political science at the University of Michigan.

    Selected positions held:

    Principal Advisor  to the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the RF (1995 – 1997) ,

    Deputy Director, Legal Advisor  ( “Legal Culture” project of the Russian Foundation of Legal Reforms (1997 -1999), 

    head of the Legal Department of  “MOSTELECOM” JSC (1999-2002), 

    advisor to the Chairman of the Foundation for Development of Parliamentarism in Russia ( 2002-2005), 

    Deputy  Director of the Institute of Legal Studies, the National Research University –Higher School of Economics (2005 – 2011).

    Associate Professor, Department of Constitutional  law, Faculty of Law of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (2005 – 2014).

    Major Publications

    Long Shadows of the Soviet past: Moscow, 2014.

    Transformation of Russian judiciary. Complex analysis. (With  A. Gorbuz, M.Krasnov, G.Satarov). Sankt-Petersburg, NORMA, 2010.

    How does it feel to be a lawyer: Moscow, 2010 (Editor, and author of chapters “Multifaced Russian Lawyers” and “Plaintiff seeks liquidation of a JSC, where he is a shareholder, or the case of TV-6(with Maria Polnikova)).  

    Open Eyes of Russian Themis (with Mikhail Krasnov), Moscow, 2007.

    Scholarly articles:

    The Re-birth of Soviet Criminal Law in Post-Soviet Russia, 5(1) Russian Law Journal (2017)

    Soviet Family Law: Women and Child Care (from 1917 to the 1940s).  5 (4) Russian Law Journal (2017).

    Control over Courts in Russia, in “The Future of Constitutionalism in Russia and Worldwide”, Moscow, Publishing House of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2012.

    Judicial Discretion and Law Enforcement,   in "Law and Law Enforcement in Russia: Cross-disciplinary Studies: Moscow, 2011.

    The role of Courts in Law Enforcement, in Efficiency of legislation in the sphere of economics: Moscow, 2010.

    Securing of Decisional Independence of Judges: American Experience, Law Journal of the Higher School of Economics, No 4, 2010.

    From Institutional Independence to Independent Judicial Decision-making: Opportunities for Strengthening Judicial Independence in Russia (with Melanie Peyser), in The World Rule of Law Movement and Russian Legal Reform: Moscow, 2007.