Kyiv-Mohyla School of Law announced The Futey Family Scholarship for law studies. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a Scholarship Commission on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and proficiency in the English language. Candidates will be selected from the Ternopil, Ivano-Fankivsk or Lviv oblasts, in honor of the land of birth of the donors.

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Judge Bohdan Futey and his wife Myroslava were born in Ukraine. Escaping the horrors of World War II, their families moved to refugee camps in Germany. In time, the family of Bohdan Futey immigrated to Argentina, and in a few years moved to the United States, where they became U.S. citizens. The family of Myroslava immigrated to the United States from Germany and became citizens as well. Bohdan and Myroslava were married in the United States. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Bohdan Futey received his Doctor of Law degree at Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1968, and thereafter entered a professional career that included private practice and public service as executive assistant to Cleveland Mayor Ralph Perk, then as chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States. In 1987, Bohdan Futey was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Judge Futey is actively involved with Democratization and Rule of Law programs organized by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the United States Department of State, and the American Bar Association in Ukraine and Russia. He has participated in judicial exchange programs, seminars, and workshops and has been a consultant to the working group on Ukraine’s Constitution and Ukrainian Parliament. Judge Futey served as an advisor to the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the International Republican Institute (IRI).

Judge Futey has lectured on Constitutional Law at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich, at the University of Passau in Germany, and at National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”.  His dedication to the rule of law and reforms in his native land are the catalysts for his decision to establish the scholarship to prepare change-makers and reformers for Ukraine.

Books published: “Establishing the Rule of Law in Ukraine” and “My Story: To Reach the Unreachable Star.”

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