Faculty

Adelaida Baghdasaryan
LL.M. Program Chair, Assistant Professor
Adelaida BaghdasaryanLL.M. Program Chair, Assistant Professor

Adelaida Baghdasaryan is the AUA LL.M. Program Chair and Assistant Professor since 2015. Ms. Baghdasaryan has received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Harvard Law School, MCLS from the American University of Armenia (AUA) and Diploma in International Relations from the Yerevan State University (YSU). Mrs. Baghdasaryan holds a license of Attorney from the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia and a license of Mediator extended by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.
Mrs. Baghdasaryan is a practicing lawyer in the field of technology law, at present she serves as the legal counsel at PicsArt Inc. Corporation, more specialized in Artificial Intelligence, copyright, data, corporate, and labor law issues.  She currently provides consultancy to the United Nations DESA on e-governance matters, and a number of tech startups in Armenia and beyond on a wide spectrum of tech law issues. Her prior experience includes service as National Consultant for UN International Trade Center, Political Program Assistant of the Political-Economic Section in the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, and several other international organizations.
Ms. Baghdasaryan has been involved in various professional trainings and workshops including the Executive Program on Artificial Intelligence and Law at Berkeley Law School, Executive Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law School, Mediation program with European Center for Dispute Resolution, Workshop on Regional Refugee Legal and Social Issues, Monitoring of Grants and Cooperative Agreements at U.S. State Department.

Higher Education

May 2015, Master of Laws (LL.M), Harvard Law School
November 2007, Master of Comparative Legal Studies, American University of Armenia (AUA)
May 1996, Yerevan State University, International Relations Department

Courses Taught

  • Artificial Intelligence & Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Legal Method and Argumentation
  • Introduction to American Law
  • Master’s Paper
  • Negotiation

Licensed Attorney
Licensed Mediator

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-53

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
By appointment

Armen Mazmanyan
Associate Professor
Armen MazmanyanAssociate Professor

Armen Mazmanyan studies constitutional and international law from a comparative and inter-disciplinary perspectives. His past research especially focused on constitution-building and constitutional courts in aspiring democracies, as well as on law, human rights and politics in post-Soviet states, election systems and law, rule of law in multilevel systems, and on patterns of legalism in illiberal regimes. Prof. Mazmanyan holds a PhD and a Master’s degree from the European University Institute, an LLM from the University of Illinois, and a graduate law degree from the Yerevan State University. He was Visiting Professor at Duke University School of Public Policy (2015) and at Institute of Law, Politics and Development at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (2020 and 2022); he has also held visiting research positions at the Electoral Integrity Project in the University of Sydney, at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Columbia Law School, University of Antwerp, and at Central European University. He has served as a member of the State Commission for Constitutional Reform and as a European Court of Human Rights ad hoc judge for Armenia. As an international expert, he has advised on constitutional-building and election reforms in over 15 countries.

EDUCATION:

  • European University Institute, PhD (2009), Master of Research (2006)
  • University of Illinois, LLM (2002)
  • Yerevan State University, (1998)

COURSES

  • Public International Law
  • Law in Everyday Life
  • Current Issues in Law and Society

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Edited Volumes

  • Popelier P., Mazmanyan A., Vandenbruwaene W. The role of constitutional courts in multilevel governance. – Intersentia (Cambridge, 2013).

Journal Articles and book chapters

  • Mazmanyan, ‘On Legalism, Illiberal Takeover and the Immune System of Constitutional Democracy’, in Uladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias, Constitutionalism under Stress: Essays in Honour of Wojciech Sadurski, Oxford University Press, 2020
  • Mazmanyan, ‘Facades, Puppets or Activist Watchdogs? Assessing Constitutional Courts in Central Asian Politics”, in “Constitutionalism Without Adjectives, editors Justin O. Frosini and Carna Pistan, Percorsi Constituzionali 1-3, 2020
  • Mazmanyan, ‘Constitutional Courts, in Pippa Norris and Alessandro Nai, “Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, Compliance and Integrity” (2017, Oxford University Press)
  • Matta, A. Mazmanyan, ‘Russia: In Quest for a European Identity’, in Patricia Popelier and Sarah Lambrekht, “Shifting the ECHR System: Counter-dynamics at National level”, Intersentia, 2016
  • Mazmanyan, ‘Judicialization of Politics: The Post-Soviet Way’, International Journal of Constitutional Law: ICON, 13(1), Oxford University Press, 2015
  • Mazmanyan, ‘Majoritarianism, Accountability and Deliberation as Institutional Instincts of Constitutional Courts’, in (eds. P. Popelier, A. Mazmanyan, W. Vandenbruwaene), The Role of Constitutional Courts in Multilevel Governance , Intersentia, 2013
  • Mazmanyan, ‘Failing constitutionalism: From political legalism to defective empowerment’ //Global Constitutionalism, Cambridge University Press. – 2012. – Т. 1. – №. 2. – С. 313-333.

CONTACTS

Email: [email protected]

Office: 109W, PAB

Arman Zrvandyan
Associate Professor
Arman ZrvandyanAssociate Professor

Mr. Zrvandyan is an experienced human rights lawyer, public law and justice sector reform expert with over 15 years of experience in law, human rights, legal education and judicial reform. In his current role of Deputy Team Leader in the IRZ “Consolidation of the Justice System of Armenia” Project, he provides technical assistance to the Armenian justice sector authorities on the implementation of the 2019-2023 Strategy of Judicial Reform. In addition to human rights and administrative law litigation, Mr. Zrvandyan has previously provided legal advice in many justice support projects run by international organizations such as the Council of Europe, OSCE/ODIHR, Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy, UNDP, and GiZ. These activities concerned reform of the bar, establishment of court monitoring mechanisms, vetting of judges and prosecutors, review and assessment of legislation etc. He has provided justice reform advice concerning such countries as Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan and Belarus. He has previously served as a Registry Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Finally, Mr. Zrvandyan is a professional legal trainer and academic educator. He has significant experience in designing and delivering practical legal courses to graduate and undergraduate law students, as well as to professional audiences. He serves as the Chair of the LL.M. Program of the AUA between 2013 and 2015.

Higher Education:

  • 2017-2019 Doctorat en Droit (incomplete), Université de Strasbourg, France
  • July 2011, Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Turin, Italy
  • October 2009, Master of Arts, University of Essex, UK
  • October 2007, Master of Laws, American University of Armenia
  • July 2002, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Yerevan Hrachia Acharian University

Courses Taught:

  • European Convention on Human Rights

Publications:

  • Comparative Review of the Procedural and Institutional Setup of Functioning of Lawyers in Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine (2020) (co-author), Council of Europe
  • Casebook: ECtHR Case-law on the Right to a Fair Trial in Administrative Proceedings (December 2016), Council of Europe Publishing (at Council of Europe bookstore)
  • Legal Study: The Reviewing Powers of the Administrative Court of Armenia in Refugee/Asylum
  • Cases (December 2015), UNHCR (at http://www.refworld.org/docid/576a74634.html)
  • Legal Study:The Rights to Liberty, Fair Trial & Private Life: Persons with Mental Disorders in Armenia(author, May 2014) Civil Society Institute, Armenia (at csi.am)
  • Early Conditional Release of Prisoners: Legal and Practical Issues in Armenia(2011-2012), Civil Society Institute, Armenia (at csi.am)
  • Handbook: Handbook of Monitoring Administrative Justice(2011-2012) (co-drafter), OSCE/ODIHR & Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden (at osce.org)
  • Early Release of Prisoners on Compassionate Grounds: Legislative and Practical Challenges in Armenia(2011), Civil Society Institute, Armenia (at csi.am)
  • Trial Monitoring Report: Final Report on Administrative Justice in Armenia (expert contribution) (2010), Protection of Rights Without Borders, Armenia (at prwb.am)
  • Final Report of the Trial Monitoring Project in Armenia (expert contribution) (2008), OSCE/ODIHR, Armenia (at osce.org)
  • The ‘Anatomy’ of Administrative Discretion (2007), Annual Review of Scholar Publications, Gavar State University, Armenia
  • Expropriation and Judicial Review: Northern Avenue, Observer quarterly (2004), Armenian Helsinki Committee, Armenia
  • Freedom of Expression and Defamation: The New Criminal Code of Armenia, Observer quarterly (2003), Armenian Helsinki Committee, Armenia

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location: 109W (PAB)

Arman Tatoyan
Program Chair, Full-time Professor
Arman TatoyanProgram Chair, Full-time Professor

Arman Tatoyan holds his Master of Laws from University of Pennsylvania Law School; he obtained his LLM and Ph.D. from YSU, Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics.
Currently Mr. Tatoyan is a Director of the Foundation “Tatoyan” Center for Law and Justice. He was the Human Rights Defender (Ombudsperson) of Armenia from 2016-2022. He served as the Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia and also has been the Deputy Representative of the Government of Armenia before the European Court of Human Rights. Mr. Tatoyan is also a permanent international advisor in the Council of Europe. He has been the advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court of Republic of Armenia and has been involved in different working groups for drafting laws and strategies for Armenia. He lectures in YSU and AUA, as well as in the Academy of Justice of Armenia. 

Higher Education

  • 2012 – 2013, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia PA, Master of Laws
  • 2012, University of Pennsylvania Business (Wharton) School, Philadelphia PA
    Business and Law Certificate Program, the Wharton School Executive Education
  • 2002, LL.B. Yerevan State University
  • 2004, Master of Jurisprudence, Yerevan State University
  • 2007, Post-graduate study, Yerevan State University

Courses taught:

  • International Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Supervisor of Master’s Paper

2014- present, Visiting Professor at Academy of Justice of Armenia
Academic and Practical Course for Judges and Prosecutors:

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
(by appointment)

Siranush Sahakyan
Lecturer
Siranush SahakyanLecturer

Siranush Sahakyan holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from University of Essex, Bachelor’s degree in Law and LLM in Public International Law from Yerevan State University. Her pending PhD thesis is dedicated to the margin of appreciation doctrine.

Siranush Sahakyan is a highly accomplished and versatile professional with over 15 years of experience in human rights, judicial reforms and corruption prevention. Ms Sahakyan served as an aide to the President of Armenia, was in a service at the Ministry of Justice Armenia, chaired the corruption prevention body in Armenia and was an ad hoc Judge of the European Court of Human Rights. Outside the Public Service Siranush Sahakyan partnered at Legalata Law firm, was a founder and president of the NGO “Protection of Rights without Borders”, an expert for OSCE/ODIHR, UNICEF Armenia, UNDP, the Civil Society Institute NGO, Social justice NGO, the Centre for European Law and Integration, the International Centre for Transitional Justice, being involved in different legislative initiatives, lobbing projects, monitoring, research, strategic litigation and legal counsel. Currently she is the Co-founder of the NGO “Path of Law” and the president of the ICLaw-Center Armenia.

Ms Sahakyan has worked closely with the Justice Academy and the School of Advocates, implementing judicial training programs for Judges, Prosecutors, and their candidates. Her collaboration included development of course curricula on the topics of constitutional law, human rights, integrity, conflict of interest, public administration principles etc.

Ms. Sahakyan is a Licensed Attorney and has professional membership with Chamber of Advocates of Armenia. She has successfully managed practices in complex human rights issues.

 

Higher Education

2008 Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Human Rights Law, Essex University
2006 Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Public International Law, Yerevan State University
2004 Bachelor of Law, Yerevan State University

 

Courses taught:

  • Human Rights Law
  • Armenian Constitution
  • Topics in Constitutional Law
  • Anti-Corruption and Compliance

 

Selected Publications:

  • Securing the Accused Person’s Presence within the Territorial Jurisdiction of National Courts by Extraordinary Rendition: Implications for Human Rights and Due Process, Armenian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 1, 2017.
  • Aggravated State Responsibility and Obligations Erga Omnes, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
  • Sahakyan, A. Mejlumyan, Application of the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights by Armenian Courts, PRWB, 2011.
  • Sahakyan, A. Zrvandyan, M. Ghulyan, Problems of Administrative Justice in Armenia, Asoghik, 2011.
  • Juvenile Justice in Armenia: Legislative Analysis. CSI, 2012. (In this theme – S. Sahakyan, A. Danielyan, L. Petrosyan, V. Wattenberg, Trial Monitoring of Cases involving Juvenile Defendants, CSI, 2011, S. Sahakyan, Casebook for practitioner: Juvenile Justice, PRI, 2012).
  • “The Status and Treatment of Direct and Indirect Victims in “Disappearance” Cases: Approaches of the Inter-American Court and the European Court”, YSU official journals.
  • “Review of the ECtHR judgment on Bayatyan v. Armenia”, Armenian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 1, 2013.
  • “Implementation of CAT and Article 3 of the ECHR in Armenia. Challenges and achievements”, EHRAC Bulletin, Issue 18, 2012.
  • Sahakyan, V. Avetisyan, K. Badalyan, Handbook for Training on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Armed Forces, OSCE, 2013.

State Awards:

  • The Medal of Services to the Motherland (2017)

Academic Awards:

  • Special award winner in student scientific conference devoted to the 70th anniversary of Law Department of YSU.
  • Award winner in Essay Competition on “International Humanitarian Law” (organized for students of the Law Faculties of Universities in Armenia) 2003.
  • Award winner in inter-collegial scientific conference “The Problems of the Judiciary in the Republic of Armenia” 2002.

Other Awards:

  • Anti-corruption champion (2018), awarded by GovRisk and UK Embassy in Armenia

E-mail: [email protected]

Office Location: #109W PAB

Phone:

Office hours: (by appointment)

Emil Babayan
Senior Lecturer
Emil BabayanSenior Lecturer

Emil Babayan graduated from the AUA LL.M program in 2001 and became a researcher at AUA the following year. He also received a Master’s degree in International Law from the Leiden University (Netherlands), specializing in international criminal law.
From 2008 to 2012, he served as Deputy Minister of Justice and has also been the Deputy Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Emil Babayan has served as Chairman of the Commission for Ethics of High-ranking Officials from 2012 to 2013. He has served as the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia from 2013 to 2016. On February 6, 2017 Emil Babayan was appointed Adviser to Artsakh President. As Legal Adviser to the President, his tasks include ensuring that Artsakh is represented and included in discussions among international organizations and courts where the Republic’s vital interest are concerned.
Emil Babayan is a lecturer at the American University since 2003. Courses taught include Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under international law and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Higher Education

  • 2003 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Leiden University
    2001, Master of Laws (LL.M.), American University of Armenia
    1998 – Bachelor of Law, Vardanants University of Yerevan

Courses taught:

  • LAW 334: European Convention of Human Rights
  • LAW 349: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Under International Law
  • LAW 160: Law & Justice in Popular Culture
  • LAW 101: Law in Everyday Life

Awards:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award (2008) by the Department of Law of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS).

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
(by appointment)

Nshan H. Matevosyan
Lecturer
Nshan H. MatevosyanLecturer

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nshan-h-matevosyan-esq-bb357540/

Nshan Matevosyan has earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philology from Interlingua Linguistic University with a specialization in Translation and Interpretation, his Master’s degree in Laws (LL.M.) from the American University of Armenia, as well as his Certificate of Completion from the School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia with a specialization in Civil and Administrative Law.

Mr. Matevosyan has been teaching and conducting training series in negotiation since 2013 for various stakeholders, including but not limited to OSCE Yerevan office, UN House Armenia, RA Community Police, various Armenian banks, American University of Armenia, Armenian Chamber of Advocates and others. He is licensed to practice law in Armenia and is a member of the Armenian Chamber of Advocates.

Higher Education

September 2016, Certificate of Completion, School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia
June 2013, Master of Laws (LL.M.), American University of Armenia
June 2010, Bachelor of Philology: Translator, Interpreter, Interlingua Linguistic University

Courses taught:

  • Negotiation
  • Master’s Paper

Awards:

  • January 2018, Certificate of Appreciation by the World Bank Group for Contribution to Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs
  • December 2016, Certificate on Interactive Teaching Methodologies for Law School Professors by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • May 2016, Certificate of Appreciation by the Master of Laws Program Chair of the American University of Armenia
  • July 2013, Certificate on International Humanitarian Law by International Commission of Red Cross and American University of Armenia

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
Monday – Friday from 1 PM to 6 PM (by appointment)

Website: http://advocates.am/en/advocates/view/2188.html

Aida Avanessian
Lecturer
Aida AvanessianLecturer

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aida-avanessian-48810988

Aida Avanessian has earned her Bachelor’s degree (LL. B) in Private Law from Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, her Master’s degree (LL.M) in Private International Law, from Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran and Doctor of Law (PhD) in Conflict of Laws from Kings College, University of London.

Aida Avanessian has been in private legal practice with her main field of expertise in international and project finance and arbitration. Since 2013 she has been teaching Project Finance, Arbitration, Contract Drafting and Negotiation in American University of Armenia; since 2015 Arbitration and Private International Law in Hovaness Tumanian State University, Vanadzor, Armenia, and in 2018 Arbitration in French University of Armenia (UFAR). She has held several short training courses on arbitration and project financing in American University of Armenia and elsewhere. She is a member of Arbitrators Association of Republic of Armenia and is included in the Arbitrators List of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Higher Education

  • May 1990: Doctor of Law (PhD) in Conflict of Laws, Kings College, University of London;
  • June 1975: Master of Law (LL.M) in Private International Law, Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran;
  • June 1972: Batcheler of Law (LL.B) in Private Law, Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran.

 Courses Taught:

  • Project Financing
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Arbitration
  • Private International Law
  • Master’s Paper Supervision
    –  American University of Armenia
    –  French University of Armenia

Publications:

  • Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in Action-Seven Years of Arbitration, book published in 1993, Graham & Trotman/Martinus Nijhof, London, England
  • Final editing of Making of Contracts under English, French, Iranian and Islamic Law; a book by Parviz Owsia, PhD, published in 1994, Graham & Trotman, London, England.
  • The New York Convention and Denationalized Arbitral Awards, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 8, No.1.
  • Books in progress:
  • Project Financing (in Armenian), ready for print.
  • Arbitration (in Armenian), in progress.

Email:
 [email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
Mondays, 6-6.30 pm. Otherwise, by appointment.

 

 

 

Sarkis E. Knyazyan
Lecturer
Sarkis E. KnyazyanLecturer

Sarkis E. Knyazyan is an Intellectual Property Attorney, who manages Knyazyan & Partners IP Law Firm and chairs the Board of the Intellectual Property Rights Center of Armenia. Mr. Knyazyan received his LL.M degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of New Hampshire, School of Law and completed various international IP programs, such as Haifa University’s program on European Patent Law in Israel, UC Davis’ Licensing Academy Program on IP and Technology Transfer, in the USA, etc. He has been teaching at AUA since 2006. Mr. Knyazyan is the Focal Point for the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) Program, in Armenia. He is a regular speaker and panelist at various local and International IP conferences. Mr. Knyazyan is the founder of the Armenian Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition and the author of the Moot Court problems. He is also a member of the IPR Policy Working Group of the Armenian National Assembly (Parliament) and a member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association. A number of Mr. Knyazyan’s students from AUA write their Master’s Papers on various IP topics and present their research to the Armenian IP Community and State Authorities.

Higher Education

May 2009, LL.M in Intellectual Property Law
University of New Hampshire, School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce)

Courses taught:

  • Intellectual Property Law

Awards:

  • Public Service Fellowship, US Department of State
  • CAPS Fellowship (Careers for Alumni in Public Service), US Department of State
  • Public Service Fellowship, US Department of State
  • Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship, US Department of State

Email:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
Monday – Friday from 1 PM to 6 PM (by appointment)

Websites

www.linkedin.com/today/author/sarkisknyazyan
www.knyazyanlaw.com

Ani Chilingaryan
Lecturer
Ani ChilingaryanLecturer

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ani-chilingaryan-05574238/

Ani Chilingaryan has earned her Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.) from Yerevan State University Faculty of Law, after which she got her Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) from the American University of Armenia and simultaneously from Yerevan State University Faculty of Law. Currently Ms. Chilingaryan is doing her PH.D. at Yerevan State University Law Faculty. The topic of her dissertation concerns the institution of claim in administrative court proceedings.

Ani Chilingaryan has also studied at the School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia with the specialization in Civil and Administrative Law and got Certificate of Completion. Ms. Chilingaryan is a member of the Chamber of Advocates of RA and is licensed to practice law. She specializes mainly in administrative cases.

Since 2011 she has been working in “Legal Approximation towards European Standards in the South Caucasus” Program implemented by German International Cooperation (GIZ) as a legal advisor and is responsible for the whole administrative law component and partly legal education component within the program. She has participated in numerous trainings and conferences in administrative law and administrative proceedings in Germany. Ms. Chilingaryan has been teaching at the French University in Armenia, Faculty of Law since 2014.

Higher Education

2012 – present, Yerevan State University, Law School, Ph.D. (expected)
August 2015, RA School of Advocates
June 2011, American University of Armenia, Law School, Master’s degree
June 2011, Yerevan State University, Law School, Master’s degree
June 2009, Yerevan State University, Law School, Bachelor’s degree diploma with honorary distinction

Courses taught:

  • Administrative Law
  • Supervisor of Master’s Papers

Publications:

  • The Interconnection between Obligatory and Dependent Rescissory Action, Compilation of Materials of Session of 2018 of YSU Law Faculty PH.D. students, 2019, publication expected.
  • Problems of the Classification of Administrative Actions, Compilation of Materials of Session of 2014 of YSU Law Faculty PH.D. students, 2015, p. 364-377, http://publications.ysu.am/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/364-377.pdf
  • Assessment of the Legislative Process in the Republic of Armenia, Comprehensive Report, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, October 2014. http://www.osce.org/odihr/126128?download=true
  • The Management of Limited Liability Companies in Armenia, South Caucasus Law Journal, 03/2012, p. 166. http://elrc.ysu.am/upload/186.pdf

Awards:

  • December 2018, Certificate on “Activities of the Chambers of Advocates in the Field of the Work with Media and Society”, organized by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation and Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
  • November 2018, Certificate on “Roles and Competencies in Consulting”, Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), Bonn, Germany
  • April 2018, Certificate on E-Learning/Digital Learning, organized by Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), Tbilisi, Georgia
  • March 2017, Certificate on International Parliamentary Cooperation programme at the German Bundestag
  • December 2016, Certificate on Interactive Teaching Methodologies for Law School Professors, organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Borjomi, Georgia

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
(by appointment)

Website: http://advocates.am/advocates/view/1974.html

Lilit Banduryan
Lecturer
Lilit BanduryanLecturer

Lilit Banduryan has joined the AUA faculty since 2018. Ms. Banduryan has received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from University of Cambridge, LL.M. from American University of Armenia (AUA) and BA and MA in International Relations from Yerevan State University (YSU). She is a Diplomat, works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and currently holds the position of the assistant to the Minister. From 2014-2017 she worked at the President’s Administration of the Republic of Armenia. Ms. Banduryan’ s experience also includes legal consultancy and research at the Ombudsman’s office and RA National Academy of Sciences.

Ms. Banduryan has been involved in various professional trainings and workshops including Program on Negotiations, investment law, workshop on Humanitarian law, International law and Diplomacy, etc.

Higher Education

  • June 2018, Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Cambridge
  • June 2012, Master of Laws (LL.M), American University of Armenia (AUA)
  • June 2012, MA in International Relations, Yerevan State University
  • June 2010, BA in International Relations, Yerevan State University

Courses Taught:

  • Freedom of Information and Data Protection

Publications:

  • Territorial integrity and self-determination: contradiction or equality?
  • Azerbaijani territorial integrity and Nagorno-Karabakh

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
By appointment

Adjunct Lecturers
Lilit Martirosyan
Lecturer
Lilit Martirosyan is a lawyer with substantial experience in various areas of legal reforms in Armenia. She has over 20 years of work experience in law and management. For over a decade, Read More
Lilit MartirosyanLecturer

Lilit Martirosyan is a lawyer with substantial experience in various areas of legal reforms in Armenia. She has over 20 years of work experience in law and management. For over a decade, she has been involved in USAID, IFC, WB and other donor-funded projects that aimed to establish and strengthen the rule of law in Armenia.
Between 1999-2005 and the last four years, she has working on developing rules and procedures in many areas of environmental law (including water law with USAID/ARD Water Resources Management Project and forest law with IRM Scandinavia AB/SIDA Institutional Support Project and recently with World Bank/Ameria Consulting as the Experts’ Team Leader). She was a member of law-drafting groups such as RA Forest Code, Civil Code and Administrative Offences’ Code amendments as well as other legal acts.
In her career, Lilit Martirosyan has successfully combined legal practice with business management. Between 2005 and 2013, she served as the Head of Legal Department and later as the Director (CEO) for Hovnanian International Ltd. where she practiced labor law.
She has been teaching for more than 15 years now, and she has taught in Europe (Open Society Institute) environmental law subjects for master program students.

 

Education

  • 2013, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (ABT), Prifysgol Cymru (University of Wales), Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1998, L.L.M. (Muskie Program), UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • 1994, M.S. (equivalent) in Biology with Honors, Armenian State Pedagogical Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

 

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Environmental Law
  • Introduction to Labor Law

Selected Publications:

  • В.Л.Чалабов, Л.А.Мартиросян и Н.М.Абамян. “Роль общественных организаций в обеспечении экологической безопаснисти”. Международная Академия Наук Экологии и Безопасности Жизнедеетельности. Вестник, МАНГЭБ, Санкт-Петербург, Россия, 2007, том 12, номер 4
  • В.Л.Чалабов, М.А.Мартиросян и Л.А.Мартиросян. “Экология города”. Международная Академия Наук Экологии и Безопасности Жизнедеетельности. Вестник , МАНГЭБ, Санкт-Петербург, Россия, 2006, том 11, номер 8
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Awards:

  • December 2016, Certificate on Interactive Teaching Methodologies for Law School Professors by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • January 2013, Certificate of appreciation by the World Bank Group/IFC for Contribution to Doing Business in a More Transparent World 2013
  • May 2006, Diploma #02784 on elected correspondending member of Academy in accordance with Academy Statutes by International Academy of Ecology& Life Protection Sciences (IAELPS), St.-Petersburg, Russia
  • November 2002, Certificate on Introduction to USAID Environmental Procedures, Environmental Review, Screening, Mitigation and Monitoring by USAID Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, Yerevan, Armenia
  • October 2001, Outstanding Muskie Award by American Councils on 10 years’ anniversary of Muskie program in Armenia
  • September 11-29, 2000, UNITED NATIONS “PEACE MESSENGER” AWARD. Protection of the Environment for the New Millennium by Institute of International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • July – August 1995, SUMMER LAW SCHOOL: Environmental Law Placement Program in England and Wales by Conservation Foundation, United Kingdom

 

E-mail:
[email protected]

Phone:
(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
Wednesday–Friday from 4PM – 6PM (by appointment)

 

Varoujan Avedikian (MPA, LL.M.)
Adjunct Lecturer
Varoujan Avedikian teaches Adaptive Leadership at the AUA Business School and Creating Business Transactions at the LL.M. program. He also teaches Business and Financial Laws at the French University in Read More
Varoujan Avedikian (MPA, LL.M.)Adjunct Lecturer

Varoujan Avedikian teaches Adaptive Leadership at the AUA Business School and Creating Business Transactions at the LL.M. program. He also teaches Business and Financial Laws at the French University in Armenia since 2000. Currently Varoujan is the Managing Partner at TK & Partners Legal and Advisory and advises clients on corporate and financial law matters. Before joining the law firm, he was the General Counsel of the Central Bank of Armenian for 12 years, where he also established the Insurance Foundation of Servicemen and leads it since 2017. Varoujan is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School (MPA), Boston University (LL.M.), University of Leicester (LL.M.) and University of Nicosia (BA).

Courses taught

  • BUS 309 – Leadership
  • LAW 359 Topics in Business Law: Creating Business Transactions
  • LAW 359 – Topics in Business Law: The Impact of Financial Regulation on Us

 

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: by appointment by email only

Tatevik Danielyan
Lecturer
Tatevik Danielyan has joined the AUA faculty since 2018. Tatevik is a Founding Partner of ADS Partners law firm. She completed her LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, Read More
Tatevik DanielyanLecturer

Tatevik Danielyan has joined the AUA faculty since 2018. Tatevik is a Founding Partner of ADS Partners law firm. She completed her LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, focusing on corporate acquisitions and securities regulation. She also holds the LL.M. from the American University of Armenia. She has been working at Arlex International law firm for more than five years and has handled project finance transactions in renewable energy sector advising strategic investors on the first utility-scale solar and wind projects in Armenia. Tatevik has experience with public private partnership (PPP), large financing and acquisition transactions, sovereign bond issuances, to name but few.

Higher Education

  • May 2017, Master of Laws (LL.M), University of California, Berkeley
  • June 2012, Master of Laws (LL.M), American University of Armenia (AUA)
  • May 2010, BA in Economics, Armenian State University of Economics

Courses Taught:

  • Legal Methods and Argumentation
  • Topics in Business Law: Mergers & Acquisitions

E-mail:
[email protected] 

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
By appointment

Vardan Khachatryan
Lecturer
Vardan Khachatryan is a seasoned attorney at law. Presently, he holds the position of Group Chief Legal Officer and member of the board of directors at Fastex, where he oversees Read More
Vardan KhachatryanLecturer

Vardan Khachatryan is a seasoned attorney at law. Presently, he holds the position of Group Chief Legal Officer and member of the board of directors at Fastex, where he oversees the global legal and compliance groups. Before joining Fastex, Mr. Khachatryan practiced law at prestigious law firms and advised clients on private equity, venture capital, and banking and finance matters.

Mr. Khachatryan is a co-founder and member of the board of the Web3 Armenia Foundation.
He received his law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and he is admitted to the New York Bar.

Courses taught

  • Law 382 – Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Law, Business, and Policy,
  • Law 363 – Venture Capital,
  • Law 305 – Legal Profession

Email: [email protected]

Office hours: by appointment by email only