The activity of the faculty


The dean of the law faculty:

Academic and Research Institute of Law was established in May 2016. It is headed by Doctor of Juridical Science, Professor A.M. Kulish.


1997 – the Section of Jurisprudence at the Department of Political Science, Sociology and Law of Sumy State University was founded. The first students’ admission for Specialist qualification degree was made there.

2005 – the Department of Law was established.

2006 – a license for training lawyers for getting Bachelor qualification degree was obtained.

2010 –the Faculty of Law was established.

2016 – the Academic and Research Institute of Law was established.

During the period from 2006 till present, Academic and Research Institute of Law was has trained more than 1253 specialists in Law.

The purposes of the Institute’s Foundation consist in meeting the growing demand for highly trained specialists in the field of Law that have solid theoretical knowledge and practical skills of their application, revival, preservation and promotion of Ukrainian legal affairs and traditions, the implementation of cultural and educational activities, fundamental and applied research, promotion of Ukrainian law-making and enforcement process.

The objectives of the Institute are training qualified professionals in the field of Law, familiarizing students with general and legal culture, formation of high moral qualities, patriotism, respect for law, social responsibility, teamwork in accordance with the actual situations and the norms of law, creating appropriate conditions for the harmonious development of the personality.

Academic Staff of the Academic and Research Institute of Law includes 11 Doctors of Science and 35 Candidates of Science (Ph.D.). Most lecturers have extensive practical experience in the legal field.

Structure of the Academic and Research Institute of Law

The Department of Administrative, Economic Law and Financial and Economic Security
Head of the Department is Doctor of Juridical Science, M.M. Burbika

The Department of Criminal Law and Procedure
Head of the Department is Doctor of Juridical Science, V.V. Pakhomov

The Department of Constitutional Law, Theory and History of State and Law
Head of the Department is Doctor of Juridical Science, V.V. Suhonos

The Department of International, European and Environmental Law
Head of the Department is Candidate of Juridical Science, Associate Professor V.M. Zavgorodnya

The Department of Civil–Legal Disciplines and Financial Law
Head of the Department is Doctor of Juridical Science, V.D. Chernadchuk

The law faculty is:

  • guaranteed 100% of employment;
  • Highly qualified instructors who have practical work experience;
  • Specialization: Land Law, Medical Law, International Law;
  • The possibility of getting a profession “security guard”;
  • Participation in competitions, research-to-practice conferences in Ukraine and abroad;
  • The apprenticeship in the Head Department of Justice of Sumy region, Ltd. “Sumyteploenerho”, in the territorial administration of the state judicial administration in Sumy region, Sumy State University legal clinic;
  • Computer classes with connection to the legal databases, modern multimedia lecture halls;
  • Driving license of “B” category and the security guard’s license.

Shift from other educational institution (or renewal):

Anybody who wants to shift to or to renew the studying at the Faculty of Law, with a specialization in Law are taken on the II course in any specialty (despite the direction of the previous place of study), providing the elimination of academic differences.

Anyone who has a diploma of junior specialist with the specialization in Law is taken to the III course with Bachelor’s Degree.

The recruitment of entrants is carried out on the first course with the following specializations:

The Law (specialist);

The Law (Master);

The Management of financial and economic security (Master);

The Intellectual property (Master).

59, Petropavlivska st.,

Academic Building K – 3,

40007 Sumy,Ukraine

Tel. (0542) 66-51- 20