May 27, 2017
Established in 1996, the School of Law of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, is now considered Ukraine’s top law school.
Previously led by Dr. Andriy Meleshevych, who is now president of the University, its current dean is Dr. Denys Azarov. The Law School has demonstrated remarkable achievements since its founding.
Graduates of the law school find work in prestigious Ukrainian and international law firms, major corporations, government positions, educational institutions, human rights organizations, and as founders of their own law firms. Employers are interested in hiring lawyers with degrees from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy because in addition to the excellence of their legal education and their participation in international programs, they also speak English and other foreign languages.
The success of students who achieve the highest placements and awards in Ukrainian and international academic events, projects and competitions is a testament to the school’s academic performance.
Kyiv-Mohyla School of Law has received numerous awards, among them:
#1 in Ukraine as rated by employers (“Money” Magazine);
#1 in Ukraine based on the highest GPA of new students who choose to study at Kyiv-Mohyla Law School;
#1 in Ukraine based on international law competition awards:
- 2017 European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
- 2016 Telders International Law Moot Court Competition
- 2015 The Nuremberg Criminal Law Moot Court Competition
The Kyiv-Mohyla moot court teams repeatedly win the Ukrainian national rounds of the Jessup International Moot Court competition and they represent Ukraine in Washington, D.C., where each year they place in the top 20 teams from 70 countries worldwide. It is a remarkable honor under any circumstances, but more so considering this and other international competitions are conducted in English.
The Law School’s faculty includes renowned and distinguished legal experts, educators and academics. Prominent researchers, judgesand law practitioners are invited to lecture.
The curriculum is designed to meet Ukrainian legal requirements and Western standards of higher education as well. Students and graduates participate in internships and study abroad at the master’s and doctoral levels, and take part in international competitions.
The Law School currently offers these programs:
- Bachelor of Laws (4 years; $1,350 per year)
- Master of Laws (2 years; $1,250 per year)
- Master of Public Administration, MPA (2 years; $1,100 per year)
- Ph.D. in Law (4 years; $1,250 per year (first and second years), then $800 per year)
Up to 50% of students enrolled in the bachelor’s and master’s programs receive funding from the state.
Tuition for students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program currently is not covered by the state.
In 2016, only six Ph.D. program students had their tuition covered by the state budget.
The School currently does not have any institutional grants for its development. Foreign donors fund several educational projects in the rule of law sphere.
There are also several small grants offered by some alumni and law firms and available to students and professors of the Law School.
The School is currently seeking financial support for the following:
1. For full-time faculty members to teach Legal English (native speakers);
3. Renovation of a Moot Court Room at the Law School;
4. Support for the program in Public Administration (in particular, tuition grants);
5. Subscription to and acquiring of international legal journals.
Please consider donating for these causes!
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