Welcome speech

Dear colleagues, dear friends!

Time for changes has come. Legal education is taking on new forms and content, as new requirements to the modern lawyer are being determined.

To constantly work at self-improvement, to feel the demand of time, to regularly update the instructional materials, to explore legal practice, to overcome even a hint of possible corruption in education, to gain scientific recognition, to develop distance education – this is not a complete list of challenges for the current legal education to face. However, the main task for the teacher of our faculty is to get a student interested in finding answers to the legal and moral issues, to support a young man towards the challenges that are inevitable to come, to become a real mentor for the creative person, to help reveal his abilities and open up new opportunities.

I would like to tell you about our achievements. Among the latest gains of the teaching staff of the law faculty of Sumy NAU is the successful completion of the accreditation of the educational degree of “Specialist” and licensing of scientific and educational degree of “Master”. Public recognition of the quality of educational process at our faculty was confirmed by granting state funded students’ vacancies. Though there are only five vacancies this year, it’s a chance for young people with high educational results to study law at our faculty.

Our faculty continues the tradition of securing international recognition by gaining international grants for the development of our faculty and our region. It is only natural that this year students and teachers of our faculty will be engaged in the Grant of USAID «fair justice” project, during which they together with the progressive lawyers of Sumy region will start the process of restoring trust towards the court.

During this academic year our team is presenting a new system of practical training of future lawyers. I am sure, that the know-how of the law faculty is an appropriate response to the challenges of the time and will really help students learn the basics of the legal profession.

May patience, peace and will for new achievements  for the sake of Ukraine be with us! God bless us!