FEFU School of Law Dissertation Councils award PhD degrees to postgraduate students in the following areas of law: Municipal Law, Civil Law, Business Law, Family Law, International Private Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Criminal Prosecution, Criminalistics, Forensic Expert Activities, Investigation, Civil Process, and Arbitration Procedure.

The school awards upper-PhD degrees in Law (Russian "Doctor of Science" degree) in Criminal Law, Criminology, and Criminal Prosecution Law.

Many research papers of the School have been published in English, including "Russia and APEC: Prospects of Cooperation", "The Responsibility to Protect and the Asia-Pacific", "Framework of the ASEAN Plus Three Mechanisms Operating in the Sphere of Economic Cooperation", "The Environment of Legal System for Business in the Russian Far East", "The Civil Law Aspects of Employees Labor Regulation", "Legal Regulation of the Navigation through the Northern Sea Route", and others.

One of the largest research and publishing projects of recent years was an encyclopedia-like book series titled "Russia in the Asia-Pacific", funded by a grant of the Russian Humanitarian Research Foundation. It is an unprecedented, comprehensive series in Russian history on opportunities for Russian cooperation with the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012, this series won 1st place in "The Best Business Literature Publishing Project" nomination of the Association of Russian Publishers, a special award of the Russian Commerce Chamber, and the diploma "For the Best Publishing Project" of the "University Book" All-Russian contest. In 2013, this series was nominated for the Russian Federation Government Premium in Research and Techniques.
In the last 5 years, faculty members of the School have published 78 monographs, 162 papers in leading national peered journals, and 80 papers abroad.

The School's areas of research include legal issues of Russia's integration in the Asia-Pacific region, comparative law, criminal law, organized crime in the Russian Far East, transnational organized crime, malfeasance, legal issues of unemployment status and social support of unemployed people, illegal international migration, precedents in criminal law, forensic dermatoglyphics, forensic methods of crime prevention, legal regulation of governmental measures to cope with the global economic crisis, law and criminal sub-culture, international law problems of detaining sea ships, Internet crime, and others.

Since 1999, the School has been the primary participant and core of the editorial board of the "Asia-Pacific Region: Economics, Politics, and Law", a distinguished journal peer reviewed by the Russian Attestation Committee (VAK). In 2013, an English version will be Scopus indexed.