First Annual Law Schools Rating: Presentation and Press Conference

KYIV - September 7, 2021. The Ukrainian Bar Association and the UBA Commission for the Improvement of Legal Education presented the First Independent Annual Rating of Law Schools of Ukraine.

The development and implementation of this law school ranking tool was made possible by the initiative of the Ukrainian Bar Association with the support of the USAID New Justice Program and in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the Pravo-Justice Project, the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, the Students’ League of the Ukrainian Bar Association, the DEJURE Foundation and Forbes Ukraine.

The results of the rating are available by the link (in Ukrainian).

Video recording is available at the link (in Ukrainian).

“Improving the quality of legal education requires healthy competition from law schools, their systematic interaction with employers and other stakeholders, and the establishment of feedback mechanisms. I hope that the independent annual ranking of law schools by a professional association of lawyers represented by the UBA in cooperation with partner organizations will become an important component of further development of legal education in Ukraine," - said Artem Shaipov, USAID's New Justice Program Legal Advisor.

“I am sure that the project will reveal itself in full force over time, when there will be several rankings, and the results of schools can be compared in the dynamics of the years. We expect that with each new ranking of schools, the Association's position as a leading voice of the legal profession in legal education will be strengthened," said Maksym Sheverdin, coordinator of the UBA Commission for Improving Legal Education.

Participating in the meeting were Andriy Romanchuk, Vice President of the UBA, Managing Partner of MORIS GROUP, Ivan Nazarov, Deputy Chair of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Andriy Butenko, Deputy Chair of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Oleksandr Pyzhov, Director General of the Directorate for European Integration, Budgeting and Policy Coordination of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Yulia Lomzhets, Chair of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, Volodymyr Landa, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Ukraine, Ivan Shemelynets, Legal Education Expert of the DEJURE Foundation, Yulia Seredynska, Chair of the UBA Student League, Ivan Horodyskyi, UBA Board Member, UCU Lecturer and Vitaliy Odzhikovsky, Co-chair of the Chamber of Legal Policy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC), counsel at Sayenko Kharenko Law Firm.

Rating goals:

Experts have developed a methodology for ranking law schools. It was based on data obtained from the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment. 

62 law schools took part in the rating. The data and criteria used in the ranking were selected based on several rules.

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