About the faculty
The Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is a leading centre of legal education in Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe. Its mission is to be an engine of science and high education both in the Republic of Bulgaria and in the European academic discourse. The Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” carries out this mission through a system of policies, which includes organizing of prestigious international and national conferences; publishing a large number of scientific publications, distinguished by their scientific contribution; maintaining a high academic level of lecturers; providing excellent educational opportunities of students, including by maintaining the best law library in the country. The Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is an active part of the Bulgarian, European and world scientific community. It is an essential factor for the development of Bulgarian civil society, a symbol of continuity and a source of innovation in the field of legal science.
The main values of the Faculty of Law of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski” are academicism, academic freedom, continuity, innovation, publicity and legitimacy. The academism obliges the lecturers and the students of the Faculty to strive for the highest standards in the field of legal science and education in Law and in International relations. Academic freedom is expressed in the freedom of teaching, in the freedom of research and in the freedom to form and to express opinions in the academic life. The continuity is a consequence of the long history of our faculty, of the uninterrrupted connection between several generations of remarkable Bulgarian jurists, who turned the Faculty of Law of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski” into a symbol of academicism, high standards in education and significant scientific achievements. As well as, the Faculty is a source of innovation in the teaching and research of law. Examples of innovation are the use of modern educational technologies, the internationalization and digitalization of higher education and science, carried out in the Law Faculty of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”. All activities of the Faculty are open to its lecturers and students, as well as to the society. They are based on clear, pre-announced and public rules and procedures, thus the Faculty of Law of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski” realizes in its daily life the values of publicity and legitimacy.