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The Faculty of International Legal Relations at the National University ‘Odessa Law Academy‘ consists of 734 students, from 13 countries: Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkmenistan, China, Moldova, Israel, Nigeria, Armenia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Guinea, the Russian Federation, and Jordan.

We offer the opportunity of obtaining Bachelor degrees in the fields of Public International Law, and Private International Law. Students who wish to continue their studies can undertake Master`s Programmes in the following subjects: International Human Rights Protection, and International and European Law.

Guest lecturers from Europe and the United States of America regularly give lectures in: Comparative Constitutional Law, Commercial Arbitration, European Union Law, and International Law. Also, the Faculty attracts judges and lawyers from around the world, who willingly share their vast knowledge and experience.

Special attention is given to the language competence of all students, who are encouraged to learn English, and also have the opportunity of learning Spanish, French, German, or Italian.

Departments of the Faculty, in conjunction with the International Relations Office of the University, motivate students to participate in International and European Law competitions. Students also regularly take part in judicial debates, as well as in international moot courts. These include: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court; Telders International Law Moot Court; ELSA WTO Moot Court; International Criminal Moot Court. The Faculty also offers elective legal courses in: English, German, or French. More than 300 students attend it.

In order to foster academic mobility, the Faculty closely cooperates with different international organisations, and several professors have received scholarships from the Fulbright Programme, and Kennan Institute. The German service, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, allows those students who study German, to participate in internships, and summer schools, and there is the possibility of receiving scholarships to study at universities in Germany, and Austria.

During recent years, many faculty members had monographs published, which covered such topics as: the role of the European Court of Human Rights; the Legal History of European Economic Integration; and the legal approximation under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Particular consideration is given to comparative law, and to the reappraisal of legal families. Furthermore, students have access to the best legal library in southern Ukraine, which helps them to improve their legal studies, and to further their personal interests.

Last, but not least, having comfortable accommodation makes students actually feel as if they are at home, and this allows them to concentrate on their studies without having the distraction of domestic problems. The Faculty`s campus accommodation is located near the Black Sea, and students also have plenty of opportunities to partake in sporting activities.