The Legal Clinic at the Ukrainian Catholic University has begun its work, providing consultation, the preparation of procedural documents, and representation in court. Legal aid is provided free of charge.
The Legal Clinic of the UCU Law School began work in February. Students of the Master’s Program of the UCU Law School, under the direction of the manager of the Legal Clinic and practicing lawyers, offer consultation. Socially vulnerable members of the population and victims of the war can receive free legal aid:
“Now the main area of work of the clinic’s consultants is legal aid for soldiers, participants of military actions, and members of their families,” explained Khrystyna Kovtsun, manager of the Legal Clinic.
Since the first days, the consultants have become involved in seven cases of participants of military actions and submitted documents to the court for one of them.
“The Legal Clinic of the UCU Law School is perhaps the only legal clinic in Ukraine where practicum in a legal clinic is a separate academic discipline,” admitted Khrystyna Kovtsun. “Students receive points for carrying out assignments here.”
In addition to the essentially practical work of lawyers, the legal clinic is also involved in analysis, monitoring, and legal education.
The UCU Legal Clinic offers:
–consultation in written form with a precise algorithm of actions for the client who turned to the legal clinic for legal aid:
–writing of procedural and other documents;
–court representation in particular instances, depending on the category of the case (this is discussed individually).
Contact information: Khrystyna Kovtsun, manager of the Legal Clinic, (068) 453-72-81, [email protected]
We mention that the students of UCU’s Master’s in Law in Human Rights program have top scores in Ukraine, according to the results of Independent External Testing. Also, a team of UCU students took part in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. (USA), 1-7 April 2018, as an exhibition team, that is, the team that demonstrated the best results among the university teams that took part in the Jessup competition for the first time.