Support Ukrainian Legal Education in the Time of War
Project need $250.000
The Center for American Studies (an American-led non-profit foundation operating in Ukraine, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy) is 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐚 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐋𝐋.𝐌. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 who are interested to continue their professional development while the war continues in Ukraine. The Program is hosted by the Center for American Studies, West Ukrainian National University Law Faculty, Uzhhorod National University Faculty of Law, and the Zakarpattian Bar Association.
Your donation will be income to the “Ukrainian American House” that has registered 501(с) 3 non-profit organisation. No administration fee. 100% of fund goes to the project.
Ukraine is defending itself against unprecedented military aggression by Russia.
This is why The Center for American Studies (part of the Center for American & European Studies, an American-led non-profit foundation operating in Ukraine, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy) is 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐚 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐋𝐋.𝐌. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 who are interested to continue their professional development while the war continues in Ukraine.
The Program is hosted by the Center for American Studies, West Ukrainian National University Law Faculty, Uzhhorod National University Faculty of Law and the Zakarpattian Bar Association.
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓’𝐒 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐐𝐔𝐄 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐁𝐔𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍?
Attorneys are integral to the functioning and build-up of any democratic society governed by the rule of law. Ukraine is no exception. The professional development of Ukrainian attorneys during the war will assist Ukraine tremendously in its post-war reconstruction efforts, fighting for post-war restitutions and indemnifications, and combating future potential corruption in the process of using financial aid by national and local state institutions in Ukraine now and for years to come. Moreover, a strong legal community of Ukraine will be conducive to Ukraine meeting all necessary criteria of being accepted as a member of the European Union.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐋.𝐌. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦.
Normally, American LL.M. programs cost from $70,000 to $100,000 per student (depending on the cost of living). LL.M. degrees at such costs are completely inaccessible to Ukrainian lawyers. 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐲 (𝟓𝟎) 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐋.𝐌. 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐰𝐨 (𝟐) 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐢𝐥! Our LL.M. will be accessible to Ukrainian lawyers from all backgrounds and demographics, regardless of sex, gender, and economic status.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟎𝟎% 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐋𝐋.𝐌. 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐋𝐋.𝐌. 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐬. Because the Program is 100% free for Ukrainians, the criteria for admission will be: (a) the need for professional development presented in the application letter, b) economic and personal hardship, and (c) the desire to support Ukraine during and/or after the war (e.g., through pro bono legal assistance to war victims).
The budget for the program is estimated to be 250,000 USD. The initiative is not, in any way, financed by public institutions (state or local government) of any state. At least three coordinators will be employed to run the program full-time.
𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐁𝐔𝐓𝐄?
Make your contribution via check to Ukrainian American House (UA House) headquartered in Rancho Cordova, California (a non-profit 501(c)(3) supporting organization and fiscal agent for the Center for American Studies). Checks should be marked „for Ukrainian legal education”.
Your charitable contribution to the Ukrainian American House will be tax-deductible in accordance with U.S. law .
Donations should be made payable to “Ukrainian American House”, marked „for Ukrainian legal education”, and sent to UA House’s office in Rancho Cordova, California:
Ukrainian American House
Ukrainian Legal Education
11290 Point E Dr., Ste. 215
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
👉 Official fundraiser page: www.cfasofficial.com/en/help-ukraine
𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐈𝐒 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐘 𝐆𝐎𝐈𝐍𝐆?
Establishing and operating the Program carries substantial costs, such as U.S. law faculty compensation, setting up a learning management system, record keeping system, cybersecurity/data privacy system, marketing the program, as well as paying tech-support personnel, accountants, coordinators, and other support staff for the duration of the program (one year).
- The initiative is not, in any way, financed by public institutions (state or local government) of any state.
- At least three coordinators will be employed to run the program and five assistants will help them run every-day operations.
All faculty teaching in the Program will be the best American attorneys and law professors, graduates of leading American law schools (Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, etc.). This guarantees excellence in teaching but generates substantial costs.