The Department of Civil Law was established in 1972, after the Ufa Faculty of the Sverdlovsk Law Institute became part of the Bashkir State University. Until that time, the Ufa Faculty operated subject-cycle commissions, including civil law, which became the ancestor of the Department of Civil Law. From 1958 to 1977, it was headed by a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor F. Z. Kulbarisov. The most prominent representative of the civil law subject-cycle commission in the 1960s was the Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Law, Professor M. I. Braginsky. Also, as a part-time teacher of civil law, M. S. Ordansky, who worked at that time as the head of the legal department of the Ufa branch of the Kuibyshev Railway, was involved.
Initially, the new department was called the Department of Civil, Labor and Land Law and united teachers of all these disciplines, as well as Roman, family law and civil procedure.
In different years, the department worked as teachers of civil procedure Ya. P. Fedorov and K. A. Krygina, Family law-K. B. Yaroshenko (now Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Chief Researcher of the Department of Civil Law and Process of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation), Roman law – V. I. Danilin, Civil law – L. Ya.Pavlenko and V. T. Vedyushenko.
In 1975-1976, the first reorganization of the department was carried out: the subjects of public law were allocated to a separate department.
In 1977, the Department of Civil Law was headed by the Honored Scientist of the BASSR, Honorary Worker of the Higher School of the Russian Federation, Academician of the International Academy of Informatization, Honored Professor of the Bashkir State University, Doctor of Law, Professor F. M. Rayanov. In 1978, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Law, and the duties of the head of the department were assigned to the Candidate of Law, Associate Professor V. I. Danilin, a specialist in family and Roman law. V. I. Danilin headed the department for five years. Under his leadership, it was renamed the Department of Civil Law and Procedure.
After defending his doctoral dissertation in 1986, the department was headed by the Honored Lawyer of the Republic of Belarus, Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Doctor of Law, Professor M. S. Ordansky. His research interests included civil, transport, and private international law.
Under the leadership of M. S. Ordansky, a set of students was opened in two areas: economic and legal (for training general lawyers) and legal support for foreign economic activity (under an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Belarus), which provided for in-depth study and defense of theses in English. Later, the direction for the admission of graduates of the Ufa College of Statistics and Computer Engineering under the program of reduced training is opened.
After the death of M. S. Ordansky, the department was headed by Corresponding Member of the Academy of Humanities, Honored Lawyer of the Republic of Belarus, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor V. S. Kalmatsky. He headed the department until its division in 2002 into the Departments of Civil Law and Civil Procedure.
Since the division, the Department of Civil Law has been headed by a graduate of the Law Faculty of Bashkir State University, Honored Lawyer of the Republic of Belarus, Doctor of Law, Professor E. M. Tuzhilova-Ordanskaya.
In 1999, the department opened a postgraduate course in the specialty "Civil Law, business law, family law, private international law". The department implements master's programs "Civil Law, private international law, civil procedure", "Business Law, commercial law".
The Department of Civil Law is a co-organizer of international conferences held in Samara and Moscow. Its teachers, postgraduates and applicants take an active part in various scientific events of international, national and regional scale. Employees of the department have various awards, acknowledgements for scientific and practical achievements.
The department has a civil law club. It is headed by the candidate of Legal Sciences, associate professor O. R. Gimadrislamova. Meetings of the circle are held once a week. Each participant can reveal their knowledge, get new ones, and share their experience.
During the preparation and adoption of the new Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the staff of the department prepared proposals for its improvement. They were used by the working group formed by the Presidential Council for the Codification and Improvement of Civil Legislation. For this work, the Department of Civil Law was awarded a commendation in 2009.
The Department actively cooperates with the State Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for Justice, the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Office of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography for the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Office of the Judicial Department for the Republic of Bashkortostan, district and magistrate courts of the Republic of Belarus. On the basis of these organizations and institutions, students undergo various types of practical training.
Graduates of the department work in the magistrates ' and district courts of Ufa and the Republic, in the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, in law enforcement agencies, administrations of cities and districts of the Republic, in commercial organizations and financial institutions.