Asters supported the Ukrainian National Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Asters Law Firm was one of the partners of the National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that took place on 10-12 February 2017 at the High Commercial Court of Ukraine in Kyiv.
Alongside with the financial support of the event Anna Tkachova, Associate at Asters and the winner of the National Rounds in 2014, acted as a judge of the competition qualifying rounds and Asters' Counsel Dmytro Shemelin took part in the awarding ceremony.
This year students are considering important issues of international law, such as the delineation of aquifers and the protection of fundamental human rights, including the right to food and water.
The team of the Institute of International Relations (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) became the winner of the 22nd National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, while the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy team was the runner up. The International Law Students Association has officially invited both finalists to represent Ukraine at the international rounds to be held on 9-15 April 2017 in Washington D.C.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's oldest and largest moot court competition. It is a simulation of a fictional dispute between States before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.
Asters supported the student essays' contest "Sense of Justice"
Asters Law Firm acted as one of partners of the student essays' contest "Sense of Justice" organized by the Faculty of Law of Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman in November-December 2016.
On 15 December 2016 ten finalists of the contest visited Asters' office. Students attended a master class on ethics in law by Asters' Partner Constantin Solyar. He told the finalists about his studies in Harvard, about the lawyers' work in the US, and answered numerous questions from the students. The contest finalists also learned about the opportunities for internship in the leading law firm of Ukraine from Asters' HR Manager Irina Chernikova.
As well the contest finalists visited an exhibition of artworks by Aleksey And within ArtAsters project. Alina Kravchuk, Andriy Kornya and Anastasia Osinceva (the winners of the student essays' contest "Sense of Justice") were awarded with certificates granting them the right to attend the lectures of the next season of EBA-Asters Legal School.
"An opportunity to meet with a partner of the leading law firm, to learn the details of employment process and to see from inside how successful lawyers work is an invaluable experience for students, as well as an incentive to study harder. We are grateful to Asters for the support of our initiative", - comments Olena Nazarenko, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of Kyiv National Economic University and Head of the student essays' contest "Sense of Justice" Organizing Committee.
Asters supported the EU Economic Law Summer School
Asters Law Firm supported the EU Economic Law Summer School organized by the Faculty of Law of Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman on 4-10 July 2016. The participants of the Summer School visited Asters' office, where they attended the lecture of Asters' partner Julia Semeniy and had an opportunity to get acquainted with the daily work of one of the largest Ukrainian law firms from inside.
"We are confident that the future of Ukraine is in the hands of this young, very talented and promising intellectual elite of our country. Organization and support of educational projects is one of the key elements of Asters' corporate social responsibility", - says Julia Semeniy, partner at Asters.
"Taking into account the intensification of Ukraine's integration with the European Union a launch of the EU Economic Law Summer School for the best students from leading Ukrainian universities is a large investment into the further development of our country. We are grateful to Asters for the support of our initiative", - comments Olena Nazarenko, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of Kyiv National Economic University and coordinator of the EU Economic Law Summer School.
25 students studying Law and Economic sciences in 20 leading universities of Ukraine were preselected to join the Summer School. During one week the participants of the School attended lectures dedicated mainly to the economic aspects of the European integration. Speakers' panel of the School included Ukrainian and foreign lecturers – experts in the EU Law, as well as legal practitioners from leading Ukrainian law firms. The EU Economic Law Summer School was supported by European Business Association (EBA).
Beginning from 2005 we have been sponsoring a regular scholarship competition for law students. The competition is open to students from law faculties in Kyiv and Kyiv region. In order to participate, students have to answer a number of questions on the most pressing issues of Ukrainian business law. The authors of the best written works submitted in this first round are invited for the second round, where participants are tested for their legal research and argumentation skills. The winners receive a scholarship allowance and a chance to spend several months as a legal intern at the firm. Some of our most successful associates started their career with us by participating in the competition.