The Third Scientific Conference for the law students “Advocacy: Current State and Prospects for its Development in the Republic of Armenia,” for the law students which was organized by the Armenian Young Lawyers Association took place in Yerevan Hotel on 14 November 2006. The Conference is already an established tradition having the aim to raise the level of knowledge of the law students in the advocacy sphere as well as to promote implementation of serious research activities by the students, and contribute to raising the role of the advocacy institute in the Republic of Armenia. It also provides opportunity to hear the new ideas and solutions suggested by the lawyers of the new generation.
The Conference had written and oral rounds. 21 students from the law schools of Yerevan, as well as from the regions had applied for participation in the conference. 11 applicants introduced their reports in time. In compliance with the official rules of the conference the authors of the best 5 reports were authorized to take part in the final, oral round. The participants introduced their works, which referred to the advocacy institute, the current legislation as well as noted the existing shortcomings and omissions. They suggested their opinions for eliminating those shortcomings. A jury of well-known advocates, lawyers and judges evaluated the best oral and written reports of the young lawyers.
Yester Barsegyan, 5th year student from the law department of the Pedagogical University won the third prize of the Third Scientific Conference for the law students “Advocacy: Current State and Prospects for its Development in the Republic of Armenia.” Hayk Karapetyan, a 1st year student of the magistrate of Yerevan State University was awarded the prize for “The Best Written Report” and won the second prize of the Conference. And Gevorg Martirosyan, a 4th year student of the French University, was recognized “The Best Oralist” and the winner of the Competition.
The winners received valuable prizes. Other participants of the oral round of the Conference received encouragement prizes as well. AYLA President Mr. Karen Zadoyan, founder of the Conference had foreseen a special prize, which was handed to Miss Lilit Kamalyan, a 1st year student of the magistrate of Yerevan State University.
The Law Foundation of Armenia and “LEGAL ALLIANCE” Law Firm were co-organizers of the Conference. The collection of the theses of 5 best reports of the Third Republican Scientific Conference for the Law Students “Advocacy: Current State and Prospects for its Development in the Republic of Armenia” was published after the Conference. The collection of theses was distributed among the lawyers.