The HSE Institute of Legal Research is part of the HSE Faculty of Law. The Institute was founded in 2005 and specializes in research and advising projects in the area of legal support of reforms in economy, public administration and budgetary relations, as well as legal support of the activity of governmental and commercial bodies. The Institute's employees are members of the Center of Public Law at the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, International Academy of Comparative Law, a number of expert committees under the President of the RF, State Duma, the RF Ministry of Justice, General Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Court. They have also participated in legislative drafting work, expertise of legal acts, including expert works for the Council of Europe, and advised the RF Accounts Chamber and the RF Ministry of Economic Development. They regularly participate in expert discussions organized by Russian offices of such foundations as Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Heritage Foundation and others.