Department of History and Theory of State and Law - Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University

Department of History and Theory of State and Law


Location:

2nd building, room 2-303

tel.: +38 (0512) 76-55-61

Email: history1996law@gmail.com

Head of the Department: Ivanna Stefanivna Lisna, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate Professor.

Deputy Head of the Department: Oksana Valeriivna Valetska, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate Professor.

The Department teaches students who are working toward a Bachelor’s degree in the field of study 081 “Law”.

According to the “Law” academic curriculum students of this department study subjects of professional and practical training, as well as humanities, social and economic subjects, and sciences. Major subjects are legal ethics, theory of state and law, history of state and law of Ukraine, history of state and law of foreign countries, judicial bodies and law enforcement agencies, constitutional law of Ukraine, administrative law, financial law, civil law, family law, criminal law, labour law, criminal procedure, civil procedure, criminalistics, international public law, economic law, agrarian law, land law, economic procedure, medical jurisprudence as well as psychiatry, housing law, criminology, company law, banking law, human rights and protection. Other subjects are history of Ukraine, history of Ukrainian culture, philosophy, English, Ukrainian, introduction to computer studies, political science, sociology, logics, and introduction to economics.

Brief history

The Department of History and Theory of State and Law was created in 2006. At first, it was referred to as the department of general law sciences. Then in September 2006, according to the decision of the Academic Council of Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, this department transformed into the Department of Law. In October 2006, the name of the department was finally changed into the Department of History and Theory of State and Law.

During the existence of the previous department, the Head of the Department was Svitlana H. Kovaliova, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate Professor; Viktor O. Sytnyk, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate Professor; Ivanna S. Lisna, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate Professor.

Now the Department of History and Theory of State and Law consists of (in 2015-2016 academic year):

  1. Ivanna S. Lisna – Head of the Department, Ph.D. in Law (Candidate of Sciences), Associate Professor;

  2. Svitlana H. KovaliovaPh.D. in Law (Candidate of Sciences), Associate Professor;

  3. Oksana V. ValetskaPh.D. in Law (Candidate of Sciences), Associate Professor;

  4. Volodymyr V. Konovalov – Senior Lecturer;

  5. Snizhana S. Panchenko – Senior Lecturer;

  6. Mariia V. Mishchenko – Senior Lecturer (external activity), notary;

  7. Mariia A. Demida – Postgraduate;

  8. Anatolii A. Titarenko – Postgraduate.

Scientists are aimed at getting results in scientific research projects in many spheres of law science. The department’s field of interest is the current problems of the national state and law making.

Since October 2001 Law Clinic «VERITAS» has been working on the basis of the Department of History and Theory of State and Law. Head of the clinic is Ivanna S. Lisna. This clinic was created for applying law students’ knowledge, training highly qualified specialists, and helping students cope with psychological problems they may face.

Mostly, the clinic trains advisors – the 4th and 5th-year students of the Department of Law – and the 1st – 3rd year student volunteers. If need be, practical lecturers provide them with highly qualified advice.

The Advisers of the Law Clinic give free law assistance for indigent people in any branch of law (administrative, financial, civil, family law, etc.).

In addition, there is a department wide scientific historical and law community «Skifiia» also led by Ivanna Stefanivna Lisna. The members of this community are the 1st and 2nd year students.

The Department is also interested in publishing their own wall newspaper with the results of the main events, photos of their councils, and trips. The members are fully involved in researching the main points of the Ukrainian history and law.

Department of History and Theory of State and Law cooperates with departments of other universities of Ukraine such as: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; National Aviation University – Aero: Air and Space Law; the Department of Law Theory and History of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding; Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University; and Odessa International Humanitarian University.

Staff of the Department

Ivanna S. LisnaPh.D. in Law (Candidate of Sciences), Docent of History and Theory of Law department. The History of State and Law of Ukraine. In 1987, she graduated from Lviv State University named after Ivan Franko; specialty – jurisprudence, qualification – lawyer. Candidate of Law in specialty 12.00.01 – Theory and history of state and law; history of political and legal studies. Thesis: “The formation of statehood at West Ukraine.” Working on her doctoral dissertation. Manages legal clinic «VERITAS».

Svitlana G. Kovalyova – Docent of History and Theory of the Law Department. In 1998, she graduated from Mykolaiv State Pedagogical University; specialty – world history; qualification – a teacher of world history. Candidate of Law in specialty 12.00.01 – theory and history of state and law; history of political and legal studies. Thesis: “Evolution of the judiciary and justice in the Ukrainian lands of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania”. She is working on her doctoral dissertation. She is a member of the International Association of Historians of law.

Oksana V. Valetska – Docent of Labour Law and Social Security Law. Scholarly interests: labour law, social security law, and employment and wages rights. In 1996, she graduated from the Mykolayiv State Pedagogical Institute, received qualification of a teacher of Russian language and literature, practical psychologist in education. From 1996 to 1999, she worked as a practical psychologist. In 2000, she graduated from the Odessa State University I.I. Mechnikov; specialty – jurisprudence; qualification – lawyer. Candidate of Law in specialty 12.00.05 – labor law and social security law. Thesis: “Legal regulation of pay.” Valetska is working on her doctoral dissertation. She is a member of the Association of Ukrainian labour law and actively participate in the association headed by Mykolaiv cell and a labour arbiter of the National Mediation and Conciliation in Mykolaiv region.

Volodymyr V. Konovalov – Senior Lecturer of History and Theory of the Law Department.
Scientific interests: criminology, criminal law, criminology, penal law and judicial accounting. In 1981, he graduated from the Volgograd High School of investigation. In 1981-2000, he worked at the Forensic Service of Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Mykolaiv region.
He is working on his Ph.D. (Candidate) thesis.

Snizhana S. Panchenko – Senior Lecturer of History and Theory of the Law Department.
Scientific interests: constitutional law; municipal law. In 2000, she graduated from Odessa State University I.I. Mechnikov; specialty – jurisprudence; qualification – lawyer.
She is working on his Ph.D. (Candidate) thesis.

Mariya V. Mishchenko – Senior Lecturer of History and Theory of the Law Department.
Scientific interests: civil and family law, transactions involving minors and minors. In 2007, she graduated from the National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Yaroslav Mudrii; specialty – jurisprudence; qualification – lawyer. She is a competitor of civil law number 2 of the National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Yaroslav Mudrii. Since March 2009, she has been working as a private notary of the Nikolaev City Notary District. She is working on his Ph.D. (Candidate) thesis.

Mariia A. Fomina – Professor of History and Theory of the Law Department. Scientific interests: theory and history of state and law; history of political and legal studies. Postgraduate; a subject of research: “The idea of the role of the court and justice in historical and legal retrospect.” She took participation in the training course of the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – “Criminal justice as fighting corruption,” in October – November 2014, Tokyo. She is working on his Ph.D. (Candidate) thesis.

Anatoliy A. Titarenko – Professor of History and Theory of the Law Department. Scientific interests: international law and governance, human rights and international legal principles and guarantees. Postgraduate. He is working on his Ph.D. (Candidate) thesis.

Olga V. Vasylenko – Head office of History and Theory of the Law Department of PMBSNU.

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