Yana V. Beznosova
Lobachevsky National Research State University of Nizhny Novgorod
Beznosova Y.V. Training of middle-level legal specialists in the USSR (in terms of Gorky law school). Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2022, vol. 28, № 3, pp. 208–213 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-3-208-213
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-3-208-213
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Publish date: 2022-10-01
Annotation: The problem of providing state and non-state bodies and structures with qualified legal specialists never loses its topicality. Socio-political conditions of life do change, and sometimes existing educational institutions appear to be unable to meet the newly emerging social needs. This also happened in the USSR, which in the 1930s faced the acute problem of quickly staffing the judicial authorities with a significant number of qualified legal personnel. The task could not be solved by the forces of higher educational institutions; therefore, a new link appeared in the institutional structure of Soviet education – a law school designed to train middle-level justice workers (district prosecutors, investigators, people’s judges, law enforcement officers, etc.) in a short time. This article is devoted to the organisation and activities of the law school on the example of Gorky law school, we describe the difficulties the said school faced in the course of its functioning, and we also note its successes and achievements. The source base of the research consists of archival materials of the Central Archive of Nizhny Novgorod Region, which have been for the first time introduced into scientific circulation, as well as studies conducted by Russian scientists dealing with the problems of the formation and development of legal education in Soviet times.
Keywords: legal education, law courses, law school, law school, Gorky law school, secondary legal education, district prosecutors, people’s judges, law enforcement officers, investigators.
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Author's info: Yana V. Beznosova, Candidate of Jural Sciences, Lobachevsky National Research State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, sun148@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2804-7260