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The Ural State Law University named after V.F. Yakovlev (in abbreviated form – «USLU») managed to save and multiply the achievements of the soviet period and to reach the new ones. Nowadays the USLU continues to be one of the biggest legal scientific and educational centers in Russia, uniting the best traditions of classic legal education with the modern educational technologies. According to the National rankings of the Russian best higher education institutions conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science, the USLU regularly takes prizes. According to the National ranking “Education of the state elite 2006” and other rankings, conducted by the Independent Ranking Agency of Education “ReitOR”, the USLU also regularly takes high positions.

In 2004 the USLU became a prize-winner in nomination "Top 100 Russian institutions of higher education" and won a prize "Gold medal. European quality". In 2005 Rector of the Academy, professor V.D.Perevalov, became a prize-winner of International programme "Leaders of XXI century" and was awarded with "United Europe" medal for his personal contribution to European integration. In 2006 the USLU was awarded with gold medal of French association for assistance industry the development.

Scientists, lecturers and postgraduates of the USLU take part in international, national and regional conferences and seminars. The USLU is an organizer of scientific conferences and conferences on methods of teaching. Representatives of the leading Russian and foreign universities take part in these conferences. Annually, in April, the "Days of Science" are held. Representatives of federal and regional governmental bodies, representatives of foreign states and Russian universities take part in this conference. "Days of students' science" and Evolution of Russian Law Conference have become a good tradition.