The legal direction in the Ukrainian Catholic University began to develop in 2014 after the creation of the Rule of Law Center, headed by Ivan Horodyskyy. On the basis of the Center the University began organizing events (lectures, seminars, conferences, meetings) for lawyers and introducing certifiсate training programs for practicing lawyers with the involvement of the best Ukrainian and foreign experts.

In 2016 the University opened the Master’s Program for Human Rights, which prepares masters in specialty 081 “Law”.

In May 2017 UCU established a new division on the basis of the Faculty of Social Sciences – Law School, which combined all the legal direction.

Ivan Horodyskyy (the founder of the Rule of Law Center) was appointed the director of Law School.