Tashkent State University of Law
Tashkent State University of Law (TSUL) is the main higher educational and scientific institution for educating, training and retraining of lawyers in the Republic of Uzbekistan. TSUL was established in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on June 28, 2013 № PP-1990 “On measures of further improvement of the system of educating, training and retraining of lawyers” on the basis of former Tashkent State Institute of Law.
The history of TSUL is closely linked with the development of national law school and the names of such prominent legal scholars as Khadicha Suleimanova, Hojiakbar Rahmonkulov, Boris Blinder, George Sarkisyants, Shaukat Urazaev, Shoakbar Shorahmetov, Ghafoor Abdumadzhid, Ikram Zakirov and many other lawyers who have made great contribution to the development of national legal system in Uzbekistan.
Сherishing traditions of Uzbek society since the beginning of its work as an independent academic and research institution on August 15th, 1991, the University has been introducing the latest teaching methods into educational process, has been conducting research on various legal issues which demonstrate high importance in Uzbekistan.
Teaching staff of TSUL consists of 192 people, 40 of which are doctors of sciences, 110 – doctors of philosophy. At the same time, 20 people of academic staff of the university hold a degree of professor and
78 are associate professors. The average age of the taching staff is 40 years.
Tashkent State University of Law delivers teaching at both bachelor and masters programs, and also postgraduate (PhD) program. The postgraduate students are employed by TSUL as senior research fellows.
Bachelor programs at the Tashkent State University of Law are held on the following legal areas (duration – 4 years):
- Public Law and Governance;
- Private law;
- Criminal law;
- International law;
- Business law.
Masters programs at the Tashkent State University of Law are held on the following legal areas (duration - 2 years):
- Law of public governance;
- Tax law and law of customs;
- Business law;
- International commercial law;
- Contract Law;
- Corporate law;
- Law of natural resources;
- Labor law;
- Theory and practice of criminal law;
- Court expertise and criminalistics.
Previous Institute of Philosophy and Law under the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan after termination its activity was legally merged with TSUL and now its activity transformed to the newly established Center for Legal Research and now it performs its activity at TSUL under the following main objectives:
- holding of fundamental and applied researches in the sphere of improvement and development of legal basis of further democratization of state power and administration, formation of civil society, development of the judicial system, deepening of socio-economic market reforms as well as legislative, law enforcement activity in the country;
- wide involvement of teachers, senior research fellows, students and other legal educational institutions of the republicfor research conducted by the Center;
- development of scientific and educational materials based on the results of researches conducted by the Center andtheir introduction into the curriculum and programs of the university, legal educational institutions, with an aim to improve the quality of teaching and the level of legal disciplines;
- preparation of informational and analytical materials and recommendations on topical issues of legal science and practice for their use in lawmaking, enforcement of state power and administration, courts, law enforcement and other spheres of socio-economic and socio-political development.