History of the department

History of the Department

The Department of Business Law is one of the oldest departments of the faculty. It was established in 1984.

The first head of the department was Doctor of Law, Professor S.Z. Mikhailin, a well-known scientist in the field of business law, a specialist with extensive experience in research and practical work, a talented leader, a wise teacher. During 11 years, he successfully managed the department, made a great contribution to its formation and development.

The first teachers of the department were Valentin Karlovich Mamutov and Georgy Lvovich Znamensky, Alexander Nikolaevich Novoshitsky, Alexander Petrovich Lapay, Eduard Nikolaevich Zinchenko, Antonina Grigoryevna Bobkova and others. Strong traditions and a high level of teaching and research have been formed thanks to these outstanding scientists.

 Doctor of Law, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine Antonina Grigoryevna Bobkova headed the staff of the department from 1996 to 2018. From 2018 to 2019, the acting head of the department was Candidate of Law, Associate Professor Julia Nikolaevna Pavlyuchenko.

Today, the duties of the head of the Department are entrusted to the Candidate of Law Lypnytska Yevheniia Oleksandrivna.

Cooperation with the Institute of Economic and Legal Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, whose scientists took an active part in the educational and scientific work of the department, greatly contributed to the formation of the department in different years.

In the early nineties, postgraduate studies in «Business Law; arbitration process» was opened on the basis of the Department. This contributed to the organization of scientific work.

The main task of the Department is to train highly qualified lawyers. The Department provides teaching of the following basic disciplines: «Commercial Law», «Commercial Law of Foreign Countries», «Commercial Procedural Law», «Land Law», «Environmental Law», «Agrarian Law», author’s courses «Problems of Commercial Law», «Problems of economic procedural law», «Exchange law», «Competition law», «Legal services of business entities», «Investment law», «Recreational law» and other disciplines that are necessary for the training of specialists in the field of management. The department has always had and still has a strong scientific and teaching potential.

The department actively involves practicing lawyers in teaching disciplines, in particular, judges of the commercial court, lawyers and other practicing lawyers.