Address: Akademicheskaya street, 2, office 601

Telephone: (048) 719-88-13

Working hours of the Department:
Mon. - Fri. 08.30-18.00

Attendance hours:
 Mon. 15.00-17.00 
 Fri. 14.00-16.00


Acting Head of the Department,
Ll.D., Professor, Associate Member of the Ukrainian National Academy of Legal Sciences,
Honoured Worker of Science and Technology if Ukraine

The Department of General Theory of Law and State inculcates in students profound legal thinking and legal interpretation as the basis of future professional carrer. The Chair is a part of the Faculty of Advocacy and its magistral staff consists of 28 lecturers, including 5 Doctors of Law and 19 PhDs in Law.

The Department provides instruction of the following disciplines: General Theoretical Jurisprudence; Methodology of Jurisprudence; History of State and Legal Doctrines; Ecclesiastical Law; Legal Force and Interpretation; Normalisation and the language of Ukrainian Law; Fundamentals of Law; History of Political and Legal Doctrines; History of Social, Political and Legal Doctrines; Social, Political and Legal Concepts of Ukraine; Political and Legal Concept of Ukraine; Legal Technique and Technology (Introduction to the Course).

The Department takes an active part in the initiative of the President of the National University "Odessa Law Academy", Sergey Kivalov and carries out an instruction of legal disciplines in English. N. Krestovskaya, O. Melnichuk, M. Ryazanov and S. Kovbasyuk hold lectures and practicals on Legal Philosophy; History of Political and Legal Doctrines and Legal Research Methodology.

The efforts of the Chair in scientific and educative sphere have been repeatedly assigned at academic and government levels. Professor Y. Oborotov, Professor V. Dudchenko, Professor V. Zavalniuκ and Αssociate Professor P. Bogutskii acquired the title of the "Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine". Professor A. Ovchinnikova is a member of the Ukrainian Union of Theatre Workers.