The Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law
Creating the Faculty of Law was the dream of our university’s founder, Academician Stepan Demianchuk. That dream came true in December 2003. An initiative group was created on the basis of the Department of Jurisprudence, where 10 lecturers, including 5 PhD, were working at that time, which in a short time prepared all the necessary documentation and classrooms. As a result of this work, the university has received a license to train 50 lawyers in the educational qualification Bachelor.
Today, more than 300 students of two specialisations – criminal law and civil law – study at the Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law. The University has received a license to train 50 specialists in the educational qualification Masters. The Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law has been headed by Professor of the Department of State Theory, History and Law and Philosophy, Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Associate Professor Matviichuk Andrii Vasylovych since November 2012.
The faculty consists of three departments:
State Theory, History and Law and Philosophy
Civil Law Disciplines;
Criminal Law and Justice.
The teaching process is provided by 32 lecturers, of whom 6 are Doctors of Sciences, Professors and 26 PhD, Associate Professors.
30 monographs, textbooks and manuals with the stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine have been prepared and published by the lecturers of the Faculty of Law at Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH. For the period 2012-2019, more than 380 scientific papers were published, a large number of methodological recommendations were developed. The teaching staff is fruitfully engaged in research work, and as a result in 2018, Professors of the Department of Criminal Law and Justice Demianchuk V.A. and Krupnova L.V., as well as Associated Professor Duliba Ye..V. in 2019 defended their dissertation and received a academic title – Doctor of Science in Law. Associate Professor Borovyk A.V. is a part of the author’s team of scientific and practical commentary of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on September 07, 2018.
Lecturers of the Faculty of Law at Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH are constantly engaged in enhancing their scientific potential and professional level. Nowadays, Duma V.V., Mykulets V.Yu. and Ilkiv O.V. are working on the dissertation research for the academic title Doctor of Science.
On October 1, 2016, Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law received a license from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to open a postgraduate course in the Department of Criminal Law and Justice. Today, 14 postgraduate students are studying for a scientific degree.
A number of lecturers have received internships not only at the leading law institutions of higher education in Ukraine, but also at foreign universities, namely at Baranovichi State University (Belarus) and Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences (Hungary). At the same time, the Faculty cooperates closely with many faculties of higher educational establishments and with research institutions: Social-Law Faculty at the National University “Odessa Law Academy”, with the Faculty of Law at the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Scientific Research Centre of Legal Informatics at ALSU (Academy of Legal Science of Ukraine) and others.
The Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law positive image is shaped by its civic activities. In particular, faculty teachers are systematically invited as consultants or co-organisers for events initiated by Rivne Regional State Administration, Rivne Regional Council, district councils of the region.
All of the above mentioned things are working to prepare students for obtaining their proper professional knowledge. The confirmation of the quality of professional training of our students is their employment. Nowadays, lawyers with law diplomas from Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities work in divisions of law enforcement agencies, penitentiary institutions, courts and justice bodies, as well as lawyers in various institutions (such as banking) and enterprises in Rivne and neighbour regions – Volyn, Lviv, Khmelnytsky, Zhytomyr, as well as in Kyiv and Transcarpathian. In addition, graduates of the Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law are invited to work on the educational field by teachers and laboratory assistants in higher education institutions of law.
The educational work at the Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law is an important component of the teaching staff. Where students win competitions of creativity and international sports competitions. The lecturers of the Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law systematically visit the students’ hostel, where they organise educational and counselling and educational events.
The best third- and fourth-year students are enrolled at the National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (NUWEE) Military Department and will be awarded the rank of junior lieutenant upon graduation.
It is probably no overstatement to say that the Academician Stepan Demianchuk IUEH Faculty of Law is fulfilling its task to train professionals in law at the level of the leading law institutions of Ukraine. Therefore, students of the Faculty of Law at the Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities have proved by life practice that the knowledge gained within the walls of our University allows us to find a place in the dynamic Ukrainian society without any problems.