The first intake of students at the Law Faculty of the Mordovia State University for training in the specialty “Jurisprudence” began November 29, 1976. In the same year established a legal department (headed by M. Bukin). Great help in the formation of human resources and educational base provided Kazan, Leningrad and Moscow State Universities. Having existed for two years, the legal department in 1978 was transformed into the Faculty of Law. In the early years of the department created the key departments: October 12, 1976 – The Department of Theory and History of State and Law (Head of Department. – Doctor of Law, Professor. VM Forest) January 23, 1980 – Department of Administrative Law and Theory of Public Administration (Head of Department. – Doctor of Law, Professor. VA Yusupov), December 4, 1980 – Department of Criminal Law and Procedure (Head of Department. – D. Mr., prof. G.B Wittenberg.) June 30, 1983 – Department of Civil Law and Procedure (Head of Department. – Ph.D., Associate Professor NI cathkinite.). Beginning in 1981, which hosted the first graduation of students, the Faculty of Law has prepared more than 10,000 legal professionals working in the Republic of Mordovia, and beyond. Graduates of the Mordovia State University Law School in demand in law enforcement, judiciary, state and local governments, business entities. Among the graduates – Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Mordovia, MS Sezganov, Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia, GA Kuryshev, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia, S. Alexandrov, Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Mordovia V. Korovkin, the head of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre, and Cartography of the Republic of Mordovia, Y. Makarov, Chairman of the Committee for legislation and the legality of the National Assembly of the Republic of Mordovia V. Alekhine, Head of Legal Department of the National Assembly of the Republic of Mordovia, EA Ionkin, head of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Mordovia, FP Devyatayev, etc. Since the foundation of its law faculty deans were: A. Kosarev (1978-1981), GB Wittenberg (1981-1982), V. Khakhulin (1982-1983), MS Bukin (1983-1987), PK Fertsev (1987-1992), NN Belokobylsky (1992-1993), Y. Kalinkin (1993-1998), EG Kovalenko (1998-2003), VF Levin (2003-2009). From April 2009 the dean of legal-ray department is doctor of historical sciences, professor N. Sushi-kov. Faculty of Law has the necessary scientific and pedagogical chemical potential for the preparation of highly qualified legal professionals and research. The faculty are 8 doctors, 50 candidates of science. At present, the structure of the Faculty of seven departments: Theory and History of State and Law (Head of Department – Doctor of Law, Professor Eremin AR), State and Administrative Law (Head of Department – Doctor of Laws Professor IG Dudko), International and European Law (Head of Department – Doctor of History, Associate Professor N. Sushkov), criminal proceedings, Justice and Public Prosecutions (Head of Department – k.yu.n ., Associate Professor LD Kalinkina), Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminology (Head of Department – Doctor of Law, Associate Professor Podolny NA), Civil Law and Procedure (Head of Department – d.yu.n ., Associate Professor Vladimir Nikishin), legal disciplines (Head of Department – Doctor of Law, Professor T. Hudoykina). The faculty are functioning legal clinic, the Center for International and European Law, Interregional Center of Finno-Ugric etnopravovedeniya, Training and Consulting Center. The activities of the faculty is based on the best traditions of Russian legal education started qualitatively new transformation in order to continuously improve the quality of training, storage and sale of the scientific potential of the team and the whole education of future lawyers in the spirit of tolerance for corrupt behavior and respect for the law and the law. The goals are directly related to the policy of the state, very clearly defined in the Decree of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “On measures to improve legal education in the Rus-sian Federation” dated May 26, 2009 Efforts are concrete steps in the following areas: transition to a two-tier system of education (bachelor, master), the expansion of educational programs and forms of education, strengthening of interaction with by state and local authorities in various fields of law enforcement, improvement of infrastructure department, creating conditions for the preparation and defense of dissertation research, publication of scientific works, activation of the grant, the gain in studies of national-regional component that meets the needs of modern legal practice of the Republic of Mordovia and others . In 2010, specialty “Jurisprudence” open MSc. Due to the specifics of legal science, which is a general humanitarian and applied, much attention is paid to the interaction with public authorities and local self-government in various areas of law enforcement, which certainly contributes to the formation of professional skills among students, professional development of teachers. Signed contracts on cooperation with the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Mordovia, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Mordovia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Mordovia. Experts involved in the faculty as experts for the preparation of scientific advice. For example, a 2009 act of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia, within which publishes the magazine “Justice in the Republic of Mordovia,” which co-sponsors are the first in Russia State University and the bodies of the judiciary in the face of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia . Faculty of Law to boost cooperation with leading-mi universities, scientific and educational centers of Russia. Developed close ties with Moscow, St. Petersburg State University, Saratov State Academy of Law, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Jurisprudence under the Government of the Russian Federation, Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod Academy of Internal Affairs of Russia, Kazan, Udmurt, Mari, Chuvash State University and other higher education institutions. Since 2009, Mordovia State University. NP Ogarev became a member of the Association of Law Schools of Russia, established in 2005 to promote the establishment of the rule of law, the formation of civil society, the rights and freedoms of citizens and their legal education. In 2010, the Mordovia State University. NP Ogarev became a member of the Academy established by the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, the Coordinating Council of Scientific and educational institutions, which is a permanent expert advisory body to enhance the effectiveness of planning and conducting dissertation research on scientific specialty 12.00.11 – the judiciary, public prosecutor’s supervision, organization of law enforcement . The faculty is constantly interacts with educational and methodical association in law of the Volga Federal District, acting on the basis of the Saratov State Academy of Law (Crane). Improving the scientific and educational infrastructure of the Faculty of Law. In the development of the Mordovia State University. NP Ogarev as a national research laboratory established the Finno-Ugric etnopravovedeniya (leader N. Sushkov), carrying out research on the following topics: historical and legal heritage of Finno-Ugric peoples of the Russian Federation, the current state of the traditional legal culture, protection of indigenous peoples, national minorities on the international and Russian law, nation-building, implementation of national-regional component in the activities of state and local authorities; traditional nature; comparative legal research for Europe, including the Finno-Ugric. Faculty teachers are actively involved in the development of scientific projects and programs in the field of legal work, including abroad. Established cooperation with universities in the U.S., China, Hungary, Finland, Czech Republic, Canada, Switzerland, France and Greece. In 2005-2008 at the Faculty of Law has been implemented an international program «Tempus Tacis Bologna Juris» for the training of lawyers in the University of Mordovia, in accordance with the requirements of the Bologna process and specialists in international and European law.