Information about the activities of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law.
The Department of Theory and History of the State and Law was founded in June 1992 together with the newly created Faculty of Law of the university. During 1992-1996, the department provided training in all professional legal disciplines of the faculty, as well as teaching the basics of jurisprudence, the basics of constitutional law at other faculties of the university.
From 1992 to 1993, M. Yu. Naum was appointed the first acting head of the Department of Theory and History of the State and Law.
The head of the department during 1993-1996 was Professor V. V. Kostytskyi. At that time, Ivan Franko Lviv State University professors V.S. Kulchytskyi and B.Y. Tyshchyk were involved in the educational process.
In connection with the growth and formation of the Faculty of Law, in 1995, the disciplines of civil law and criminal law cycles were separated from the scope of subjects of the department of theory and history of the state and law, and two new departments were formed – civil law and process and criminal law and process. At the same time, in connection with the election of V.V. Until February 1997, Associate Professor E. P. Chuchuk temporarily performed the duties of Kostytskyi as a People’s Deputy of Ukraine. At that time, the teaching staff of the department was replenished with such scientists as associate professors M.V. Kravchuk, M.I. Oslavskyi, senior teacher I.S. Lisna, assistant N.R. Kobetska
From February 1997 to October 1998, the department was headed by associate professor M. V. Kravchuk, and from October 1998 to 2000, the duties of the head of the department were performed by associate professor M. I. Oslavskyi. At this time, associate professors M. Yu. Naum, E. P. Chuchuk, senior teachers I. R. Demyanchuk, N. R. Kobetska, and I. S. Lisna work at the department.
Pursuant to the resolution of the Academic Council of Vasyl Stefanyk Prykarpattia University dated February 29, 2000, the Department of Theory and History of State and Law was reorganized as of August 25, 2000 into the Department of Constitutional, International, and Administrative Law and the Department of Theory and History of State and Law. Associate Professor N. R. Kobetska was appointed head of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law. In accordance with the rector’s order No. 119 of August 31, 2000, the following academic disciplines were established at the department: “Theory of the State and Law”, “History of the State and Law of Ukraine”, “History of the State and Law of Foreign Countries”, “Agrarian Law”, “Environmental law”, “State construction and self-government in Ukraine”, “Problems of the theory of state and law”, “Judicial rhetoric”, “Local self-government in foreign countries”, “Fundamentals of jurisprudence”, special courses “Environmental rights of citizens of Ukraine”, “Human rights in administrative and legal relations with state organizations”, “Local self-government in Ukraine”.
In 2006, the Department of Theory and History of the State and Law was headed by candidate of legal sciences, associate professor L. T. Prystash. In addition to her, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor S.V. Adamovych worked at the department; candidate of legal sciences, associate professor V. V. Andriyuk; Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor M. Yu. Naum; candidate of legal sciences, teacher V. P. Pytlovan; teachers N. M. Savetchuk, O. M. Hankevich-Zhuravlyova, E. D. Tonievich, S. O. Rozkoshinska, T. O. Nechitaylo, N. Yu. Khristenko.
In 2020, professor, doctor of historical sciences S. V. Adamovych was elected as the head of the department. The scientific-pedagogical staff of the department was also replenished with the doctor of legal sciences, professor S. D. Svorak and the candidate of legal sciences, teacher I. I. Hlavach. Candidate of legal sciences, associate professor L. T. Prystash also works at the department; candidate of legal sciences, associate professor V. V. Andriyuk; senior teacher N. M. Savetchuk.
As of September 1, 2022, the Department of Theory and History of the State and Law employs:
doctor of historical sciences, professor S. V. Adamovych,
doctor of legal sciences, professor S. D. Svorak,
candidates of legal sciences, associate professors V. V. Andriyuk, L. T. Prystash,
candidate of legal sciences, teacher I. I. Hlavach-Khomin;
teacher N. M. Savetchuk;
teacher M. M. Ostapyak.
Laboratory assistants of the department are important for ensuring the educational process and the work of the Department of Theory and History of the State and Law. From the time of its establishment, the laboratory assistants of the department were N. M. Tsakhniuk, M. A. Kozodai, M. o. Chicherina, N. M. Podzigun, M. V. Kozak, M. V. Grigorchuk, S. S. Kuchma, O. M. Belmega, O. V. Ivankiv, H. I. Ivantsiv, Yu. V. Kuhar.
Today, the educational and methodological activity of the department is aimed at ensuring professional teaching of the following normative disciplines: for first-year students – “Theory of the State and Law”, “History of the State and Law of Ukraine”, “History of the State and Law of Foreign Countries”, “Legal Deontology and Professional Ethics “, “Oratory”, “General educational legal competences”, “Rights, freedoms and responsibilities of a person and a citizen (gender perspective)”; for second-year students – “Legal Statistics”, “Modern Legal Systems”; for third-year students – “History of teachings about the state and law”; for students of the educational and qualification level “Master” – “Philosophy of law and methodology of scientific research”, “Electoral process”, “People’s power in state law