Moscow Legal Forum «Kutafin Readings»

The ideological inspirer of the Moscow Legal Forum are Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) and general partners of the Forum – Association of Lawyers of Russia and Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

The aim of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for comprehensive discussion on current issues between distinguished scientists, legal professionals and young scientists.

The name and papers of academician Oleg Kutafin, continue to remain the principal center of the Forum. They, traditionally, are the basis for discussing of the most complex and important issues of theory and practice of legal science and profession, further improvement of Russian legislation and reform of legal education.

A high level of representation is another tradition of our Forum. MLF brings together representatives of the leading Russian and foreign law schools, public authorities - the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, key ministries, departments and services, the highest judicial authorities of Russia  participate in the work of the MLF. Their constant presence at the MLF guarantees relevance and topicality of the issues discussed and the problems raised.

The format of the Moscow Legal Forum allows for the widest range of scientific and practical discussions. The plenary session of the MLF opens a whole series of important events - from industry conferences and “round tables” to scientific and practical seminars, presentations of new projects and exhibitions of the latest legal literature.

The Forum's primary mission is to unite recognized theorists and practitioners with students, graduate students and young scientists. This makes the MLF a unique event, contributing to the meaningful integration of young people into the big legal science.

The history of the Forum began in 2014, when two major international conferences traditionally held by the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Kutafin Readings and the Young Scholars Conference on Traditions and Innovations in the Modern Russian Legal System, as well as a number of roundtables and discussion panels were combined into one scientific forum.

The Forum is an open and permanent platform for legal cooperation and professional exchange of experience and ideas among lawyers.

Over 6,000 participants have attended the Forum over the years and interest in attending is increasing every year. The topics of the Forum focus on current issues facing the legal sciences, improving Russian legislation and reforming legal education, as reflected in the topics of the past Forum sessions:






April 08, 2021

10:00-14:00: Plenary Session

16:00-18:00: Round table “Rights Protection of Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic - the National Interests of the Russian Federation in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

15:00-18:00: International Scientific and Practical Conference “The modern concept of the development of legislation in Russia and France in the era of digital innovations”

The Conference is held in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Russia and will cover the following topics:

1. Transformation of the system of legal regulation of public administration relations in the context of digitalization: Russian and French experience;

2. Recent trends in the development of legal regulation of biomedicine and biotechnology;

3. Digital technologies in law;

4. Robotics and artificial intelligence law in Russia and France;

5. Intellectual property rights in the era of socio-economic transformations;

6. Modern leading Russian and French practices in the legal regulation of business relations in the digital era.

April 09, 2021

14:00-20:00: International Scientific and Practical Conference “Socio-economic development and the quality of the legal environment”

The Conference will cover the following topics:

1. Impact of modern technologies on the law-making process;

2. Transformation of the constitutional law and the electoral process in the era of digitalization;

3. Problems of the impact of artificial intelligence impact on the legal sphere;

4. Law enforcement and digitization;

5. Genesis of the human rights institute in the digital era;

6. Current challenges in the legal regulation of social relations in the digital economy.

15:00-18:00: International Symposium “Innovations in Legal Education: What and How to Teach Tomorrow's Lawyers”.

On general issues:

Nikolay Dzhioev, Head of the Office of Scientific Events and Scientific Activities

Tel.: +7 (499) 244 88 88 (ext. 599), e-mail:

On registration:

Margarita Mileva, Marketing Specialist of the Office of Scientific Events and Scientific Activities

Tel.: +7 (499) 244 88 88 (ext. 781), e-mail:

On program issues:

Sofia Zaplatina, Chief Inspector of the Office of Scientific Events and Scientific Activities

Tel.: +7 (499) 244 88 88 (ext. 032), e-mail:

On invitations issues:

Alimbek Mashitlov, Chief Inspector of the Office of Scientific Events and Scientific Activities

Tel.: +7 (499) 244 88 88 (ext. 651), e-mail:

Participation is available for Doctors of Law and Candidates of Law, representatives of authorities, practicing lawyers and PhD students.

Working languages of the Forum – Russian and English.

Travel and accommodation expenses are financed by participants themselves.

The Forum will be organized in a hybrid format (some events will be held online, and the others – offline ensuring sanitary and epidemiological measures established in Moscow).

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by registration until March 10, 2021 on the Forum website:

Please send the theses of your speech until April 30, 2021on the following e-mail: (requirements for theses).

Material are submitted on the following e-mail:

The submission deadline is April 30, 2021.

The abstract should have a volume not exceeding of 13 000 printed signs including spaces (no more than 7 pages).

Publication of materials is available for offline participants.

Publication is mainly in participants with Candidate or Doctoral degree.

Articles are submitted in electronic form (Word editor version not earlier than 2000). The article should be made out as follows: font - Times New Roman; font size - 14; line spacing - 1.5; indent at the beginning of the paragraph - 1.25. Margins: top – 2; bottom – 2; left – 3; right – 1. Articles not corresponding the requirements are not considered.

Footnotes are placed page-by-page. Numbering of footnotes is continuous. Font of the footnotes is Times New Roman; font size – 12; line spacing – 1. Format of footnotes and references should meet the requirements of new bibliographic GOST R 7.0.5 2008 (Р 7.0.5 2008).

The editorial board of the organizing committee takes one of the following decisions:

  • to recommend material for publication;

  • to refuse publication.

Please note that the Conference “Traditions and Innovations in the System of Modern Russian Law” has different requirements.

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