Khrystyna Kovtsun, head of the Legal Clinic of the UCU Law School, has received an award from the Cabinet of Ministers for a significant contribution to the development of Ukraine.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine awarded 20 young people for special achievements in building Ukraine. At a session on 23 June, the government approved the decision. 

One of the laureates is lawyer, human rights defender, and head of the Legal Clinic of the UCU Law School Khrystyna Kovtsun.

In 2020 alone, under her direction 22 students provided free legal help to veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian War living in the Lviv Region. Over a three-year period, help has been provided in more than 500 cases, including representation in court.

Since 2016, Kovtsun has provided legal help in a community of volunteer lawyers under the aegis of the civic organization Legal 100. She is also the co-author and trainer in courses for lawyers and human rights defenders to provide legal help to military workers and veterans.


Note: Ukrainian Self-Reliance Federal Credit Union of Philadelphia is a proud supporter of the Legal Clinic of the UCU Law School.