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I. Malynovskyi Institute of Law


Director: Vasyl O. Popeliushko, Doctor of Science (Law), Full Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine

Contact Information: 

Phone/fax: +380 (3654) 23930
e-mail: pravo@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., lunch break: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Friday is a scholarly activities day

Assistant Director for Studies and Research:Ihor I. Senchak, Candidate of Science (Law), Associate Professor of the Department of Municipal and Administrative Law Studies 

Contact information: 
Phone/fax: +380 (3654) 23930
e-mail: ihor.senchak@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday – Friday: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Assistant Director for Education: Mariia A. Matviichuk, Lecturer of the Department of Justice and Criminal Law Studies

Contact information: 
Phone/fax: +380 (3654) 23930 
Office hours:
Monday – Friday: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Senior Assistant: Iryna V. Kravchuk

Contact information: 
Phone/fax: +380 (3654) 23930 
Office hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.45 a. m. - 5.45 p. m., lunch break: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

General Information about the Institute and Academic Programs

The Law specialty was introduced at the National University of Ostroh Academy in 1996 at the Faculty of Humanities. Starting from January 1, 1999 the newly created Faculty of Law provided the academic programmes in the Law specialty. On 9 June , 2011 the Rector issued the Order No. 38 to establish I. Malynovskyi Institute of Law in honour of I. Malynovskyi who was a native of Ostroh, and an Academician of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Science.


Bachelor degree (First cycle academic degree)

Master degree (Second cycle academic degree):

Post-graduate program (Third educational and scientific level):

The educational program of the Institute of Law is carried out taking into account fundamental changes in all spheres of social life which require expert lawyers of high qualification.

The students of I. Malynovskyi Institute of Law have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge during practical sessions and business role-playing games both in the lecture rooms and at the judicial and law-enforcement institutions; they also take active part in All-Ukrainian and international conferences.

To acquire practical skills students undertake introductory, pre-graduation and training internship at enterprises, organizations, judicial and law-enforcement authorities, higher education establishments etc.

On the initiative of students and with the assistance of Charity Foundation of Legal Initiatives, in 2000 Pro Bono Law Clinic was established, the main aim of which is the application of theoretical knowledge and implementation of judicial assistance to the public; also students conduct practical law trainings for the students of secondary schools of the town and the district.

I.Malynovskyi Institute of Law constantly researches and introduces modern educational technologies, teaching forms and methods of educational process that is facilitated by expanding the sphere of international cooperation, seeking new business partners, developing projects and grants, international exchange programmes for students and lecturers, trainings at the leading educational institutions of Europe, USA and Canada.  

According to the results obtained by the Institute of Sociological Research of the National University of Ostroh Academy, more than 95 per cent of I. Malynovskyi Institute of Law graduates have been employed by profession.  The sphere of employment includes law enforcement bodies, courts, customs and tax services, local departments of justice, regional state administrations and local self-government, legal practice and notary service board, legal scientific-research and educational institutions, legal services of public and private enterprises and organizations.

Scientific activities of the Institute of Law

Fields of research:

The comprehensive research project of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law is Theory and Practice of Domestic and Foreign Constitutionalism, state registration number 0112U007515, supervised by Serhii I. Ishchuk, Candidate of Science (Law), Associate professor.

The comprehensive research project of the Department of State Legal Studies is Problems of State-Building and Human Rights Protection in Ukraine, state registration number 0110U000890, supervised by Valentyna M. Skrypniuk, Doctor of Science (Law), Full professor.

The comprehensive research project of the Department of Civil Law Studies is Problems of the Realization of Personal Property and Non-property Rights, state registration number 0116U003797, supervised by Ruslan A. Lidovets, Candidate of Science (Law), Associate professor

The comprehensive research project of the Department of Municipal and Administrative Law Studies is The Administrative Method of Legal Regulation of Financial, Administrative and Labor Relations, state registration number 0113U001049, supervised by Igor I. Senchak, Candidate of Science (Law)

The comprehensive research projects of the Department of Justice and Criminal Law Studies are: Enforcement of Justice, Protection of Rights and Personal Legitimate Interests in Criminal Justice, state registration number 0113U001049, and Vital Problems of Criminal Law: genesis, development tendencies, connections with other branches of law, science and quality of criminal law, state registration number 0112U000775, supervised byVasyl O. Popeliushko, Doctor of Science (Law), Full professor.

Specialized scientific periodicals:

Jornal of NaUOA. Law Series Scientific articles on vital issues of State and Law published in electronic specialized editions can be useful to scientists, lecturers and students of law faculties and universities. The Journal is registered by the Supreme Attestation Commission of Ukraine as specialized scientific periodical in law sciences: Resolution of the Presidium of the Supreme Attestation Commission of Ukraine of October 6, 2010, No. 2-05/6. Reregistered in the List of professional scientific publication of Ukraine according to the order of the Ministry of Education and Science No. 1021 of October 7, 2015

Academic conferences:

Scientific clubs:

  • Criminalistics in Law Enforcement Activities;
  • Civil Society and Local Self-Government;
  • Legal English Speaking Club;
  • Vital Issues of Financial and Labour Law;
  • Modern Ukrainian Constitutionalism
  • Domestic Violence: Ukrainian reality and international experience;
  • Topical Issues of Tax and Administrative Law;
  • Internal and Foreign Policy of Ukraine in the Field of European Integration and of the North Atlantic Cooperation
  • Drafting of Procedural Documents in the Cases of Administrative Infraction
  • The Peculiarities of Crime Qualification
  • Club of Private Interests Defenders

There is a Resource Centre of educational, methodological and scientific literature, specialized periodical publications, and library that is replenished with copies donated by lecturers and students. Virtual scientific library which has the necessary literature and specialized sources is established by the Institute.

Active assistance for the Institute and departments concerning teaching and educational process is provided by the students self-government institution Council of Jurists. The Council brings together the most active students of each group of the Institute and undertakes activities in all directions connected with the students life.


Academic Council of the I. Malinowski Institute of Law

The Chairman of the Academic Council of the Institute isVasyl O. Popeliushko, Full Prof.

Assistant Chairman — Igor I. Senchak, Assoc. Prof.

Secretary — Natalia L. Borzhetska, Sen. Lect.

Members of the Council: Serhiy Yo. Honhalo, assoc. prof., Oleh P. Herasymchuk, assoc. prof., Serhiy I. Ishchuk, assoc. prof., Ruslan A. Lidovets, sen. lect., Mariya A. Matviichuk, Anastasiia A. Popilevych

During monthly meeting, the Council considers the issues of organizing and conducting teaching and educational process, scientific research activity, the work of departments etc.

International cooperation:

  • University of Pécs (Pécs, Hungary)
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poznan, Poland)
  • University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Belarus Institute of Jurisprudence (Minsk, Republic of Belarus)
  • Tashkent State University of Law (Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan)
  • Kazakh-American Free University (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Republic of Kazakhstan)
  • Istanbul Medeniyet University (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • University of Turku (Turku, Finland)