George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

The Judiciary, the Rule of Law, & Civil Justice in Ukraine: A Judicial Perspective

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  • Division: Civil Justice Academy

What is the state of the judiciary in Ukraine and why should we understand it? Our panelists answered these questions and more.

U.S. federal and state judges regularly teach, mentor, and act as ambassadors throughout the world. They educate judges in other countries about the Rule of Law, judicial independence, judicial ethics, civil justice, and other unique aspects of the American judiciary system. Their first-hand experiences offer a perspective of foreign judiciaries up close.

Our panelists for this LEC webinar were three U.S. federal judges who have spent considerable time in Ukraine as observers of its judiciary and as instructors to Ukrainian judges. They reflected on their experiences, provided their perspectives, and discussed how the judiciary is coping with the present-day conflict—sharing stories of Ukrainian judges who have swapped their judicial robes for fatigues.

The Honorable David Nuffer, Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

The Honorable William T. Thurman, Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah

The Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Moderator: Donald J. KochanProfessor of Law and Deputy Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Click below to watch the recorded webinar!

Contact Dominic Scavuzzo at or 703.993.8388.