Institute of Law

Yuliya M. Panfilova

Director of the Institute, Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor

Institute of Law provides training of specialists in: Training is provided according to higher educational levels:
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Master’s degree.
Programs for Master’s Degree:
  • International Law;
  • Law.
Institute has a Post-Graduate division:
  • 081 – administrative law and process; financial law; information law.
Also, Institute provides doctoral studies:
  • 081 – administrative law and process, financial law, information law.
  • full-time;
  • extra-mural.

Educational process in the Institute of Law is provided by 3 departments:

Students have an opportunity to practice English and study abroad directly in the language environment in England - Centre for English Language studying Eurospeak Language School.

Lecturers and students of the the Institute of Law actively participate in international, national and regional scientific and practical conferences, seminars, round tables, which are held in other academic institutions.

The Week of Law is annually held in the Institute (intellectual game "Erudite in Law” for students, the Rome tournament for first-year students, contests, quizzes, debate court). Institute students have also an opportunity to prove themselves in research work. The International Student Conference is annually held in KyIU. Best students who expressed interest in scientific work are credited to the Master's and postgraduate studies.

In addition to theoretical training, students have an opportunity to get practical knowledge in the local courts, district administrations, pre-trial investigation bodies, bodies of Notaries, customs, legal departments and State Executive Service. Bases of practice for future lawyers are local courts in Kyiv, district administrations, Department of Justice, executive services, law firms.

For practical learning there are 2 specialized classrooms equipped with the latest technologies. Lecture room called "Criminalistic ground" was created for training practical skills in investigating criminal cases. "Judicial lecture room” is meant for the training trials. Students have a chance to feel like participants of the process, be in the role of judge, prosecutor or defender.

There is a Legal Clinic at the University where students receive citizens and provide legal services under the guidance of lecturers.

Important role in the academic process plays a modern educational library, which provides students with textbooks, codes, regulations, periodicals, teaching aids, books, lectures teachers.

Scientific activity

Centre for International Law

Kyiv International University has one of the strongest programs of participation in competitions with international law in Ukraine, the implementation of which is entrusted to the Centre for International Law. The first experience of participating teams in the competitions of the University of international law was in February 2000. In subsequent years, the University teams won all the national competitions with international law and eight years straight had the right to represent Ukraine at the international competitions in Washington (United States), The Hague (Netherlands).

Within the Centre for International Law university teams prepare to participate in many other competitions, including competition with international humanitarian law named after Jeanne Pikte, competition with EU law for Central and Eastern Europe countries, competition in international commercial arbitration and competition in international criminal law.

Judicial room

Scientific work of lecturers of the department include:

  • problems of human rights and freedoms of a citizen while applying administrative enforcement measures;
  • co-operation between Government and the President of Ukraine;
  • problems of adaptation of legislation of Ukraine to EU legislation;
  • administrative and legal regulation of public service;
  • issues of interaction of state and local budgets in the context of administrative reform in Ukraine;
  • issues of information security of Ukraine;
  • the development and establishment of information law as the latest trend of research.

In recent years, professors of the Institute produced 12 monographs, 20 textbooks and manuals; 10 lectures (lectures); 110 scientific articles; 100 abstracts on the results of scientific conferences; 3 doctoral and 20 master's theses on the theme of the Institute; conducted a large number of conferences.

Students’ life

Students of the Institute have practice in the Committees of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Administration of President of Ukraine, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, ministries, judicial and law enforcement.

In the Institute of Law seminars and practical classes are conducted in English, which enables students to master professional legal terminology.

Students have an opportunity to actively co-operate with international human rights organizations, including the International Society for Human Rights, as well as participate in international conferences and round tables.

In 2004 according to the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Institute introduced a credit-modular system of education that allows students to show activity not only during examinations, but also throughout the study.

When Law There are the following divisions in the Institute of Law:

Criminalistic ground. This classroom is meant for training of practical skills in investigating criminal cases. Students can watch specialized training films there; work on crime events; have trainings in methods of interrogation, the removal of physical evidence etc.

Judicial lecture room is meant for training trials. Students have an opportunity to feel like participants of a trial, be in the role of judge, prosecutor or defender.

Legal Clinic is made after the model of law firm that provides services to the public. Students with the head of the clinic receive citizens providing legal advice under and helping to draft documents.

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