The anti-corruption education of the students of National University "Odessa Law Academy" has gained all-Ukrainian and international character through the support of the USAID New Justice Program.
On November 21-22, 2017, an International Workshop was held in Kharkov to strengthen the ability of Ukrainian universities to prevent corruption through the development and implementation of an internal anti-corruption policy.
The seminar was the final stage of the course of practical classes, students of National University "Odessa Law Academy" took part in the online conference. As an expert and moderator of the course, a well-known American lawyer, Professor Thomas Speedy Rice (Washington and Lee University) was involved. During the course, students independently studied materials related to corruption in various spheres of life, in particular in the field of university education. Particular attention was paid to anti-corruption policies of legal schools from around the world.
The two-day seminar was aimed at discussing current issues and trends in the field of anti-corruption activities in Ukraine and the United States, both in the academic environment and in society as a whole; drafting, presenting and discussing anti-corruption policy projects for law schools; expanding the capabilities of the existing academic anti-corruption network, as well as establishing links between law schools, public organizations, state authorities and business representatives.
In Kharkov, National University "Odessa Law Academy" was represented by: Inessa Matevosyan (2nd year Master student of the Faculty of Advocacy), Kateryna Mishchenko (3rd year student of the Faculty of International Relations), Yuliya Kolomiets (3rd year student of the Faculty of International Relations), Natalia Alilyuko (2nd year Master student of the Faculty of International Relations), Alexander Derevianchenko (4th year student of the Faculty of International Relations). The teaching staff of the university was represented by associate professor of the Department of Criminal Law Procedure, Alexander Torbas.
Except of students and professors, representatives of public authorities and non-governmental organizations, who deal with preventing and combating corruption were participating in the event.
The workshop was held in the form of plenary meetings and work in small groups. As a result, anti-corruption policy project for the university, which each team of the university can improve and implement in the future, was developed.