FACULTY OF LAW
The history of legal science and education at Lesya Ukrainka Law School at East European Law University is closely linked to the founding and establishment of the University. Initially, three departments were taught at the faculty: the theory and history of state and law; political science; history of philosophy. The first teachers of legal disciplines were mainly legal practitioners: LI Milischuk, OM Fidrya, JG Matskevich, VG Lonchuk - judges, V. Kurenda, O. Kidiba - prosecutors, A. S. Sukhomlin - Deputy Prosecutor of Volyn Region, OM Vinokurov - Deputy Head of Justice Department of Volyn Regional State Administration, SF Safulko - Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, VA Yelov - lawyer, head of the private law firm "Vitalina" and others.
The first dean of the Faculty of Law was appointed Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor Victor Lvovich Penko, Deputy Dean - Senior Lecturer Mykola Artemovych Kravchuk.
In 1994, the Faculty of Law received a license from the Ministry of Education of Ukraine to train specialists in the field of law training in the specialty "Law".
Order No. 16-K / B of March 20, 1995 established the Department of Legal Disciplines. By the same order, the first Doctor of Laws in Volyn, Professor Dolezhan Valentin, was accepted to the position of Professor, Head of the Department of Legal Disciplines. He is known as a well-known scientist, a wonderful person and a dedicated worker who has made a significant contribution to the formation of the Law School.
In 1996 the department opened a correspondence department and postgraduate studies.
The increase in the number of full-time students, the opening of the correspondence department caused changes in the provision of the educational process, and therefore, on October 3, 1997, by order No. 64-K / In the Department of Legal Disciplines of the Law Faculty was reorganized and two departments were created on its basis: public law and private law . The Head of the Department of Public Law was appointed Doctor of Law, Professor VV Dolezhan, and the Department of Private Law - Candidate of Law, Associate Professor SF Vasilyuk.
In 1999 the candidate of law, associate professor Vasilyuk Stepan Feodosiyovich was appointed dean of the law faculty.
The Faculty of Law trained specialists in the program of higher legal education institutions of Ukraine, and since the words “lawyer” and “legal” were used in official documents and texts of normative acts, on November 18, 1998, the decree No. 77-K / B (based on the decision of the Volynsky Academic Council Lesya Ukrainka State University of November 4, 1997 (Minutes # 5)) Law Faculty was renamed to Law School.
In 2000, in order to bring the structure of the Faculty of Law in line with the volume of the teaching staff and students, in accordance with the permission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 55-5 / 615 of April 14, 2000, by the order of the Rector No. 45-K (c) since May 22, 2000 four departments have been established at the Law Faculty:
- Theories, History of State and Law and Constitutional Law (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Associate Professor VS Nalyvayko);
- civil law and process (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Associate Professor ZF Samchuk-Kolodyazhny);
- Criminal Law and Procedure (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Professor OG Kolb);
- Labor, Agrarian and Environmental Law (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Associate Professor IM Yakushev).
The Dean of the Faculty in 2003-2012 was Candidate of Laws, Associate Professor Igor Yakushev.
According to the order of the Rector of January 9, 2006 No. 9-K / B, the Department of Theory, History of State and Law and Constitutional Law was divided into two departments:
- Theory and History of State and Law (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Associate Professor VS Nalyvayko);
- constitutional, administrative and financial law (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Associate Professor AV Dukhnevich)
DAC decision of February 23, 2012 (Minutes No. 93) Volyn National University named after Lesya Ukrainka accredited in the field of knowledge 0304 Law and specialty "Law" of educational qualification levels 6.030401 (bachelor) and 7.03040101 (specialist) and fourth according to the DAC decision of June 4, 2009 (Minutes No. 78) - accredited in the specialty "Jurisprudence" by educational qualification level 8.060101 (Master's degree).
Pursuant to the order of the Rector No. 84-K / B dated July 1, 2013 (based on the decision of the Academic Council of the Eastern European National University named after Lesya Ukrainka of June 27, 2013 (Protocol No. 1)), the Department of Constitutional, Administrative and Financial Law was liquidated.
In 2013, the candidate of law sciences, associate professor Labu Oksana Vasylivna was appointed dean of the law faculty.
In the same year, the faculty started training bachelors based on the educational qualification level of junior specialist.
Since 2013, three departments have been operating at the Law Faculty of the Eastern European National University:
- Theory and History of State and Law (Head of the Department - Doctor of Law, Professor
Yatsishin Mikhail Mikhailovich);
- Civil law disciplines (Head of the Department - Doctor of Laws, Associate Professor Andrey Dukhnevich);
- Criminal law and procedure (Head of the Department - Candidate of Science, Associate Professor Fidria Yulia Alexandrovna).