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International Conference on Legal Education Quality Assurance
25 April 2018

David Kereselidze delivered several speeches at the International Conference on Legal Education Quality Assurance, University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in Preparing Legal Professionals for the 21st Century, organized jointly by the Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. 

Conference is supported by the USAID New Justice Program and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and is held at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Kyiv, Ukraine), on 24 and 25 April.

Watch the record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdrOnfKDi3s

 

Below is the Agenda of sessions:

09:30             Session 4: University and Law School Autonomy in the Context of Preparing Legal Professionals

James Moliterno, Vincent Bradford Professor at Washington & Lee School of Law (U.S.)

Delaine Swenson, Professor and Director of the Center for Advancing Legal Skills at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)

           Speedy Rice, Professor of the Washington and Lee University School of Law (USA)

David Kereselidze, Head of the Academic Board of the New Vision University (Georgia)

Svitlana Khuliuk, Director of the Ukrainian Catholic University Master of Law in Human Rights Program

Roman Melnyk, Director of the Center for German Law, Administrative Law Chair at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University School of Law Discussant:

Serhiy Kvit, Head of the Kyiv-Mohyla Center for Education Quality Assurance

Moderator: Yuriy Rashkevych, Deputy Minister on Higher Education

                       This session will focus on university autonomy, academic freedom, and university accountability

                       as it relates to legal education. It will also include a discussion of best practices and lessons learned

                       in ensuring law school autonomy and accountability in the context of legal education reform.

11:30              Session 5: Internal Tools for Ensuring Quality Legal Education

Serhiy Kvit, Head of the Kyiv-Mohyla Center for Education Quality Assurance

           Gerald Hess, Professor Emeritus of the Gonzaga University School of Law (USA)

Ruslana Havryliuk, Head of the Yuri Fedkovych National University School of Law’s Center of Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education

Oleksandr Torbas, Head of the Odesa Law Academy Center for Education Quality Assessment

Taras Finikov, President of the International Foundation for Education Policy Research

Discussants:

David Kereselidze, Head of the Academic Board of the New Vision University (Georgia)

Ivan Romashchenko, Doctor of Law, Instructor at the Taras Shevchenko National University School of Law, USAID New Justice Legal Education Quality Assessment Expert

Moderator: Vladyslav Vlasiuk, Director General of the Directorate on Human Rights, Access to Justice and Legal Awareness, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

This session will address how excellence and innovation in legal education can be promoted, including the important role that law schools themselves can play in creating an enabling environment. It will also include a presentation of a draft Model Regulation on University and Law School Education Quality Assurance Unit. The panelists will discuss a roadmap for setting up an internal legal education quality assurance system and such a unit as its key element.

14:00              Session 6: Law School Curriculum as a Tool for Implementing Innovations in Legal Education

Delaine Swenson, Professor and Director of the Center for Advancing Legal Skills at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)

            Speedy Rice, Professor of the Washington and Lee University School of Law (USA)

David Kereselidze, Head of the Academic Board of the New Vision University (Georgia)

           Gerald Hess, Professor Emeritus of the Gonzaga University School of Law (USA)

Moderator: Serhiy Petukhov, Deputy Minister of Justice on European Integration

Panelists will present and discuss a Model Law School Curriculum developed with USAID support as a tool for modernizing the substance and approaches to legal education in line with Bologna process requirements and best international practices.

15:30              Conference Conclusions and Next Steps

Yuriy Rashkevych, Deputy Minister on Higher Education

                       Serhiy Petukhov, Deputy Minister of Justice on European Integration

16:00               Closing of the Conference