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Some Remarks on Legal Education in Bulgaria

https://doi.org/10.17803/2313-5395.2021.4.18.713-730

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Abstract

This paper aims to provide in-depth analysis of legal education in Bulgaria since it is of paramount significance for the creation of well-trained lawyers for the state, local authorities, as well as the judicial system. The historical method was used to examine the system of the Bulgarian legal education that has been developing for about 130 years and has gone through numerous difficulties.

The comparative and juxtaposition approach were utilsed in the research to help in making inferences about the present situation regarding legal education in Bulgaria. Now there are nine law schools that deepen international co-operation and adapt their curricula to respond to the changes in national and European legislation.

It takes five years to receive a legal education in Bulgaria and the process ends with a Master’s degree in Law (LLM). There is no Bachelor degree in Law (LLB in other European countries) in our country.

All in all, the main objective of this article is to look at the Bulgarian legal education in the past and nowadays. The paper attempts to show that legal education in Bulgaria is faced with diverse challenges of the new millennium. The process of globalization as well as the recent situation with COVID-19 make it necessary to add information technologies and distant learning forms to legal education.

About the Authors

G. Belova
South-West University “Neofit Rilski”
Bulgaria

Gabriela Belova, PhD in Law, Professor of the Department of International Law and International Relations

66 Ivan Mihailov Str., Blagoevgrad 2700



G. Georgieva
South-West University “Neofit Rilski”
Bulgaria

Gergana Georgieva, PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of International Law and International Relations

66 Ivan Mihailov Str., Blagoevgrad 2700



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Belova G., Georgieva G. Some Remarks on Legal Education in Bulgaria. Kutafin Law Review. 2021;8(4):713-730. https://doi.org/10.17803/2313-5395.2021.4.18.713-730

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